Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre is proud to present the talented performing artists of the pre-professional company, G2. See their amazing energy, passion and creative storytelling as they perform popular pieces from the GHDT repertoire including “Bolero,” and excerpts from “Under the Big Top,” “Greek Mythology,” and “Down on the Bayou.” Be entertained and inspired in an up-close, black box theatre atmosphere as these young dancers perform challenging works of art.
EXODUS, Gregory Hancock’s newest work will premiere at The Tarkington on April 5-6, 2019, at 7pm. Inspired by the book of Exodus, the second book of the Torah and Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), this production will be a contemporary re-telling, set in “anytime” and “any place,” with the original plaques of Egypt being replaced by contemporary cautionary tales for the modern world. GHDT’s talented cast will inspire the audience through powerful movement and theatrical storytelling. The Original Ten Plagues are exchanged for the Modern Day Ten Plagues. The final plague in both remains the same, to parallel the similarities of the two versions. History repeats itself, though it may not look the same.
Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre presents EXODUS at The Tarkington at The Center for the Performing Arts, April 5-6, 2019, at 7pm. For tickets, click here.
Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, the resident professional dance company at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana, will present the world premiere of Gregory Hancock’s newest work, EXODUS, this April.
EXODUS is inspired by the book of Exodus, the second book of The Torah and Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), which tells the story of the Israelites’ departure from Egypt, led by the prophet Moses through the wilderness to the Promised Land.
As with many of Mr. Hancock’s works, EXODUS will be a contemporary re-telling, set in “anytime” and “any place”, with the original plagues of Egypt being replaced by contemporary cautionary tales for the modern world. EXODUS will envelop the audience with visually stunning theatrical dance, costumes and lighting in synchronization with powerful and poignant, contemporary music. The talented cast will lead the audience through thematic stories of oppression, emigration and freedom, and will speak to human rights and equality that resonates globally even today.
This inspiring and thought-provoking, epic contemporary ballet, will transport the audience into an emotional story of love and sacrifice. Through the creative storytelling of Mr. Hancock, EXODUS is sure to become another masterpiece in the GHDT repertoire.
Seeking SINGER/ACTORS for LA CASA AZUL, The Musical
AUDITION DATES: Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Monday, March 4, 2019 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Possible Call Back Date: March 6, 2019
AUDITION LOCATION: The Academy of GHDT, located at 329 Gradle Drive, Carmel, Indiana 46032
Please bring a CURRENT Resume and Head Shot. Please be prepared to sing 24-32 bars of a song that best displays your vocal skills. Please bring sheet music for accompanist in proper key.
Seeking an ethnically diverse cast. LA CASA AZUL is a completely sung-through musical.
Production dates: July 11-28, 2019 Rehearsal start date: June 17, 2019 Venue: The Phoenix Theatre Cultural Centre Director: Lance Gray Producers: Gregory Glade and GHDT
All roles are available. Key roles are listed below. The ensemble also plays a variety of secondary roles.
FRIDA KAHLO Age 35-40 (plays age 21-47) Alto Mezzo Soprano Belt. An emotional, passionate, and raw voice with a large vocal range A petite and fragile woman in appearance, but strong, confident, courageous, and stubborn in presence, with nuances of insecurity, brokenness, and desperation. A charismatic, disarming, quiet force of nature.
DIEGO RIVERA Age 45-55 (plays age 36-68) Baritone A man of large stature, girth, presence, and personality. Self-absorbed and oblivious to much due to his commitment to his art and politics.
CRISTINA KAHLO Age 25-35 (plays age 20-45) Alto Frida’s younger sister. A quiet presence. Plays other characters in the ensemble as well.
GUILLERMO KAHLO Age 45-55 Baritone/Tenor Frida’s father. Caring, nurturing and proud of his children. Plays other characters in the ensemble as well.
ALEJANDRO GOMEZ ARIAS Age 24-40 (plays age 20-50) Tenor Frida’s boyfriend. Handsome, idealistic, political, ambitious, and a dreamer.
Logo inspired by the original painting “Looking Within” by Mirvia Sol Rivera Eckert with graphic adaptation by Dave Eckert.
We have cancelled our Company Audition scheduled for January 19th, 2019 due to incoming winter weather. If you are registered for this audition, please contact us to reschedule for another audition. We apologize for any inconveniences.
Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre will be performing THE WILD WILD WEST at The Academy of GHDT weekends February 9-24, 2019.
Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre brings the American Old West into the black-box cabaret setting for a fun and up-close, theatrical experience weekends in February! GHDT gives a nod to the Western movies of old Hollywood with its new production of THE WILD WILD WEST. Complete with cowboys, gunslingers, bandits, townsfolk, lawmen and saloon girls, this interactive performance will feature renowned music from popular Westerns and elaborate costume of yesteryear. Refreshments from the general store will be available. Be sure to bring your loot as this is the annual fund-raising event for GHDT. Cowboy boots, chaps and Stetsons are suitable attire for audience members.
Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, located in Indianapolis, Indiana is seeking male and female dancers for company positions, guest work, and apprenticeships for its 2019-2020 season. GHDT is a contemporary ballet/modern dance company looking for dancers with strong training in ballet, modern and contemporary styles.
All applicants who live outside the US must have a valid work visa. All applicants must be available to audition in person.
Current scheduled Audition dates:
January 19th, 2019 – Registration at 1:00pm – Audition at 1:30pm
March 9th, 2019 – Registration at 1:00pm – Audition at 1:30pm
April 13th, 2019 – Registration at 1:00pm – Audition at 1:30pm
To register, please fill out the form below. There is a $20 audition fee. If you have questions, please contact[email protected]
Under the direction of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, the student production of The Nutcracker will be performed at Pike Performing Arts Center November 30 – December 1, 2018.
“Sometimes you must go on a journey to find home,” is the theme of this heartfelt, enriching story. In their 21st Performance Season, GHDT will revel in theatrical tradition with the renowned student production of this holiday classic with a modern twist. GHDT’s full-length contemporary version features the highly-talented dancers of G2, the preprofessional company of GHDT. G2 is joined by students from The Academy of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre and other young student dancers filling the stage with movement and color! The Nutcracke r follows the same overall story line as the original, but is uniquely different. This magical version portrays Klara as a homeless orphan girl who discovers the true meaning of the season through the gift and giving spirit of a homeless man. GHDT’s The Nutcracker prominently presents a wide range of world and cultural music in contrast to the traditional Tchaikovsky score.
The homeless man wishes for Klara to have a better life. Finding a broken Nutcracker doll in the garbage, he presents it to her. He casts a magic spell over Klara and she dreams of the grim reality of life on the streets with mice who chase and torment her. The Nutcracker appears and battles the Mouse Queen. Klara slays the Mouse Queen in his defense. Klara’s tears fall upon the defeated Nutcracker and he is transformed into a handsome prince. The Prince takes Klara on a journey to a magical kingdom where the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy comes to dance with them. The colorful dances and costumes of the Kingdom dazzle Klara. She is no longer an orphan and has found her family. She will never be alone again. Through this adventure Klara has discovered the meaning of giving and the importance of giving from the heart. The greatest gift given is that of love and compassion for others. The Nutcracker is a family favorite and is sure to add joy and cheer to this holiday season.