Hunger, the project selected in the first edition of Call for Creation, explores human sexuality and relationships through the language of movement.
Within every human relationship a carnal and primitive instinct exists, irrepressible, untamed, animal in nature. The fairytale version of relationships does no longer hold true: there has been a shift in narrative and an uncovering of what is actually real. There is a constant juxtaposition within the relationship between pleasure and pain, joy and contempt, power and submission. Hunger explores the play between sex and food and the primitive need to consume and be consumed.
Mike Tyus is a dancer, choreographer, and creative director from Los Angeles California.
He has been performing and creating dance for the stage, print, and screen for over 15 years. Tyus has created branded campaigns for companies such as Vaara and Veuve Clicquot. He has worked with Cirque Du Soleil, Pilobolus Dance Theater, Sidi Larbi Cherkoui, Sia, Whim Whim Contemporary Dance, W Magazine, The Broad Museum and Jacob Jonas The Company. His print work has been featured in Vogue Italia and LALA Magazine. Community and Creation are at the core of Tyus’ mission and continue to drive his efforts in crafting work that feeds the human spirit and reflects the times in which we live.