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GHDT Welcomes Diane Buzzell

dianebuzzellDiane Buzzell

Diane Buzzell has joined Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre as the Major Gift Officer. She will be working with the company and board of directors to strengthen the
level of giving from private donors and grow business sponsorships. A successful gift officer currently at Bloomington Hospital Foundation, Diane will be sharing her professional expertise with GHDT. Diane is a trained dancer and choreographer with a Master’s Degree from Butler University. She danced with Gregory and the company in the early 1990’s. She is active in theater and recently received The Cardinal Stage Company Director’s Award for Artistry 2016 for her choreography.

 

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, along with the board, are thrilled to have Diane as a part of our team!

Spring 2016 Dance Academy Sessions

GH Summer IntensiveSpring Dance Session

Enrollment is now open for a 9-week season of classes. This class, open to students age 4-10, is welcoming both old and new students!

The 9-week class choices are:

Wednesday 5:30-6:30 – Preballet/Tap (Erica Steward)

Saturdays 11:00-12:30 – Ballet & Modern 1-2 (Kirsten Ferger & Erica Steward)

Classes run March 30th-May 28th

 

For more information about these classes – click here!

To register, please contact Ms. Ferger at:

theacademyofghdt@gmail.com

Your Support Matters

TajSkagiwada4If you have been involved in the arts at all – as a patron, performer, producer or volunteer –  you are familiar with this reality: the price you pay for a ticket usually covers just 30% or LESS of what it actually takes to produce the experience of live performances. It is a fact, no matter what arts organization you support,  your ticket price covers just a fraction of what it costs to see what’s on that stage.

That is why YOUR SUPPORT matters so much.

We have had an exciting and fulfilling year in 2015 at Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre – producing such amazing experiences as the World Premiere and Encore performances of “LA CASA AZUL – The Musical” at The Tarkington at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel; and, we are finishing our season in a strong fashion with Superhero – The story of a man called Jesus – and, Metamorphosis, showcasing a new and original work by Gregory Hancock, June 24-25 at The Tarkington.

Spring Into Action.  Your Support Matters.

Currently we are winding up our Spring into Action Giving Campaign with a goal of raising $15,000 by March 31.  A donation as simple as $25 or as generous as $2,000 would go a long way to support our goals.  Each dollar helps us to continue to create remarkable and original dance performances – and, your contributions are tax deductible (as allowed by law).

Our performances are valued for their ability to truly evoke emotions, explore thought provoking issues and touch the souls of our patrons.   You can join our Angel Society on-line and make a secure donation via Paypal, if you choose.

 

New Academy Sessions Open

The Academy of GHDT announces open enrollment for a series of New 9-Week Session Programs

  • Beginning Ballet and Modern Dance (90 minute Saturday sessions)
  • Pre-Ballet and Tap (60 minute sessions – Saturdays or Wednesdays)

Come dance with us and join the fun. Performance opportunities in The Academy of GHDT’s Spring Showcase.

New Tuition Price and Session Format:
Beginning Ballet and Modern Dance – Ages 6-10

Spring Session April 2-May 28, 2016
Saturdays 11a-12:30p

9 week session tuition: $225.00

New Tuition Price and Session Format:
Pre-Ballet and Tap – Ages 4-7

Spring Session  March 30 – May 25, 2016 – Wednesdays 5:30p-6:30p

9 week session tuition: $188.00

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SUPERHERO moves into the Tarkington

IMG_2267SUPERHERO – The Story Of A Man Called Jesus opens this Friday, March 25th. Today, the company moved into the theatre. Three car trunks full of costumes and props is what it takes to get everything transported. Once at the theatre, costumes were organized into the dressing rooms.

Preparations – On and Off Stage

A specific costIMG_2264ume piece, worn by the apostles along with all of the student dancers in the show, are white shrouds. These white shrouds have scriptures handwritten on them by Mr. Hancock himself. At
the start of every tech week for
SUPERHERO, each shroud gets ironed. Director Gregory Hancock and company dancer Hannah Brown got the honors of doing this job today.

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While the dancers were working hard to get everything ready in the dressing rooms, the tech crew was busy on stage. Lightning designer Ryan Koharchik and his team spent the day getting the stage ready by hanging long white shrouds, also with handwritten scriptures on them, that create the backdrop for SUPERHERO.

 

Guest Artists

This year for SUPERHERO, we are very fortunate to have two returning guest artists, James Gilmer and Lia12898412_10209255755859773_3251212105689085550_ong Fu230202_10209255752699694_7021860070015551725_n, performing with the company.

James Gilmer, originally from Pittsburgh, is a soloist with Cincinnati Ballet. He first appeared as Jesus in last year’s SUPERHERO, and will be reprising the role this year.

Liang Fu, originally from Qingdao, China, is currently a dancer with Kansas City Ballet. Fu first appeared as Judas in 2014, and again in 2015. He will once again be reprising the role of Judas in this year’s SUPERHERO.

 

SUPERHERO is March 25th and March 26th at 7pm at The Tarkington Theatre at The Center for the Performing Arts. Click here for tickets.

Superhero

Returning to The Tarkington Stage for Holy Week is Superhero: the story of a man called Jesus.

Superhero: the story of a man called Jesus
March 25 & 26 @7pm

The Tarkington
at The Center for the Performing Arts

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Together with GHDT company dancers, Guest Artists, James Gilmer from the Cincinnati Ballet and Liang Fu from the Kansas City Ballet, will return in their leading roles. Superhero uses dance, music and theater to tell the emotional and moving story of how one man’s life and destiny changed the world. Please join us for GHDT’s new spring tradition.

 

Recognizing Veterans

Veterans Enjoy GHDT’s The Nutcracker

ghdt vettixVeterans and military families were able to enjoy GHDT’s The Nutcracker at Pike Performing Arts Center in December with the assistance of VETTIX.com and GHDT.  More than 190 were in attendance throughout the weekend.

What a performance!! Thank you! Thank you! True talent at the Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre and we can’t thank you enough for giving us the opportunity to see the performance! We all enjoyed it very much! A great way to start the holiday season!”  -posted by Jacque

“It was amazing! The best performance of the Nutcracker I have ever seen. The guy who played the Nutcracker blew my mind. He could move like no other! The snow scene was beautiful and amazing!” –posted by David

“Thank you Vet Tix. My girls and I enjoyed the show very much. Thanks also to Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre. The Nutcracker show helped us to kick off our holiday season in style. -posted by Diana

Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) provides FREE event tickets to family members of troops Killed In Action (K.I.A.), our Military and Veterans to sporting events, concerts, performing arts and family activities. Attending these events reduces stress through entertainment, strengthens family bonds, builds life long memories and encourages service members to stay engaged with American life and local communities.

Get more information on Vet Tix and the great work they do for our military on the vettix.org website.

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker GHDT 2015December 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM
December 5, 2015 at 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
December 6, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Pike Performing Arts Center

6701 Zionsville Road
Indianapolis, Indiana

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Pricing: $25 for Adults
$15 for Students and Seniors

This full-length modern version of the holiday classic is presented by, and features the highly-talented dancers of G2, the pre-professional company of GHDT. G2 is joined by students from the Academy of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre and other young local student dancers filling the stage with movement and color! THE NUTCRACKER follows the same overall story line as the original, but with a uniquely different twist. This magical updated version portrays Klara as a homeless orphan girl who discovers the true meaning of the season through the gift and the giving spirit of a homeless man. THE NUTCRACKER is sure to add joy and cheer to your holiday season.

Don’t Miss: Nutcracker Tea!
Saturday, December 5, 1pm-2pm
Prior to the 3pm matinee performance.

Tea Tickets:
$15 each or purchase a Table of 6 for $85
Performance tickets sold separately.
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G2 – Student Dance Ensemble

G2 is the Pre-Professional student dance ensemble of the Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre.  In addition to appearing in GHDT’s student production of THE NUTCRACKER, G2 presents a repertoire concert each season.

Dancers in G2 may also be selected to appear in GHDT concerts, touring performances and special events as needed.  Dancers in this program have opportunities to become trainees and/or apprentices with Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre.  Younger dancers may be selected as apprentices to G2.  Acceptance in the G2 program is through invitation only.

Company Auditions for GDHT

GHDT is seeking MALE and FEMALE dancers for our 2015-2016 season. Contact melanie.ghdt@gmail.com to register for an audition. Please bring a resume, head shot and dance shot. $20 registration fee.

 

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