Hunger is not simply desire. There’s necessity in hunger. Without nourishment, organisms die. Hunger is pressure. It is not soft. Only perhaps at first. Give it time, and it will consume. Hunger has the power to destroy, but we can harness it, too. Hunger is gravity on the organismal level. Dancers and performers resist and yield to gravity with bodies they nourish and starve. Hunger pangs demand our attention. Still, up to a point, we are free to choose our response. For what do you hunger? Which pangs do you heed? Which do you ignore?


Toward the Use of Hunger as a Control Mechanism for Dancers, Performers and Prisoners


Reflections on a Conversation with A K Mimi Allin and the Hunger of the Artist

You Call it Hunger, I Call it Bitchmuse

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