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Tickets now on sale for Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre’s 2021 production of The Nutcracker

We are happy to announce tickets are now on sale for our student production of The Nutcracker!
Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite by clicking the link below.

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre’s full-length modern version of The Nutcracker 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 student dancers as they fill the stage with movement and color! The Nutcracker follows the same overall storyline as the original, but with a uniquely different twist. 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 another homeless person. The Nutcracker is a family favorite and is sure to add joy and cheer to your holiday season.

Nutcracker tickets are $30 for adults/seniors and $15 for students. All tickets will be available for pre-sale only. Anyone buying tickets at the door will be directed to purchase through Eventbrite on their phones.

**Masks are required at all times for audience members and seating will be socially distanced.

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THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre presents THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME at The Tarkington at The
Center for the Performing Arts, October 28-30, 2021.


The World Premiere of this full-length contemporary ballet, THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME, an original work
created by Executive Artistic Director Gregory Hancock, will bring to the stage an emotional, beautiful and truth seeking story about a boy from Kansas who sets out on a journey down the Golden Path to India. Looking for meaning and purpose in life after devastating losses and challenges, he encounters deities from the Hindu pantheon who impart wisdom, compassion and courage. Through the blend of cultural themes, theatrical dance and unique music, THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME will transport the audience through a maze of inspirational experiences ultimately discovering that home is really a place in the heart.


The powerful score of music will combine the sounds of America and India using American pop, folk and gospel music along with classical, devotional and film genres of India. Diverse dance styles, costumes and lighting will enhance the ambience and authenticate the journey. Original artwork of picturesque India created by local artist Madhuchhanda Mandal will provide a stunning theatrical backdrop for the production. As a world traveler, Mr. Hancock draws on his experiences to create art that inspires others through the international languages of dance and music and strives to create works of beauty and emotion that cause audiences to respond on a spiritual level. In hopes of uniting a divided world, he recognizes that the arts are a powerful tool that contribute to global connectiveness and commonality which runs through all mankind.

New Officers elected to GHDT’s Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre has recently elected Kirsten Ferger as the new President of the Board for the 2021-2022 Performance Season. Kirsten has been a board member since 2005 and has previously held the offices of vice president and president. Former president, Ivy Heazeltine will serve as Treasurer in the new season while Anindita Sen with serve as Vice-president and Tuhina Chakrabarti will
serve as Secretary. Board member Denise Salamie will continue to serve as Grant Manager for GHDT.


GHDT also welcomes new board members Nur Ungan and Ross Smith.
The board also includes Gregory Hancock, Debby Provisor, and Akin
Akinwande.


GHDT is a non-profit arts organization and is the resident professional
dance company at The Center for the Performing Arts Center in Carmel,
Indiana.

Movie Night for Dances For A New World: Part III

Join us for a special one day event to watch GHDT’s filmed production of Dances For A New World: Part III

Bring your friends and family and enjoy some snacks and beverages while we experience GHDT and dance in a new and exciting lens!

This event will be hosted at The Academy of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre in Carmel.
There will be 5 showing times available: 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm, and 10pm.

Tickets are $10 and are on sale now! Click the link below to purchase yours today!
Tickets!

There’s No Place Like Home

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre presents THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME at The Tarkington at The
Center for the Performing Arts, October 28-30, 2021.


The World Premiere of this full-length contemporary ballet, THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME, an original work
created by Executive Artistic Director Gregory Hancock, will bring to the stage an emotional, beautiful and truth-seeking story about a boy from Kansas who sets out on a journey down the Golden Path to India. Looking for meaning and purpose in life after devasting losses and challenges, he encounters deities from the Hindu pantheon who impart wisdom, compassion and courage. Through the blend of cultural themes, theatrical dance and unique music, THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME will transport the audience through a maze of inspirational experiences ultimately discovering that home is really a place in the heart.


The powerful score of music will combine the sounds of America and India using American pop, folk and gospel music
along with classical, devotional and film genres of India. Diverse dance styles, costumes and lighting will enhance the
ambience and authenticate the journey. Original artwork of picturesque India created by local artist Madhuchhanda Mandal will provide a stunning theatrical backdrop for the production.
As a world traveler, Mr. Hancock draws on his experiences to create art that inspires others through the international
languages of dance and music and strives to create works of beauty and emotion that cause audiences to respond on a spiritual level. In hopes of uniting a divided world, he recognizes that the arts are a powerful tool that contribute to global connectiveness and commonality which runs through all mankind.

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre Announces Season Presenting Sponsor

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre is proud to announce Diamond Glassworks of Indianapolis as their 2021-2022 Season Presenting Sponsor. 

Founded 31 years ago and under the second generation of Lessaris Family leadership, Diamond Glassworks is a premier commercial glass and aluminum systems contractor that serves Central Indiana communities.  With a focus on providing high quality products and services, Diamond Glassworks’ team of talented associates strive to deliver complete satisfaction with simplicity to contract partners.  For more information visit:  diamondglassworks.net

“Supporting the arts is not just something we enjoy but it is part of our lives,” says Dave S. Lessaris, President of Diamond Glassworks.  “We have really become entranced by the dance, artistry, music, costumes and of course the stories of GHDT.  We love seeing the incredible works of Mr. Hancock’s come to life on stage.  We want to help support GHDT as they return to the theatre for a full season of live performances,” he adds.

“It is so important to have support from loyal sponsors, contributors and patrons for a non-profit arts organization to keep us alive and thriving,” says Ivy Heazeltine, President of the Board of Directors for GHDT.  “We thank Diamond Glassworks for their continued commitment to GHDT and we are super excited that they are our Presenting Sponsor again this season.  It is a great alignment.  Both organizations have a mission for excellence and service to local communities with a passion for creating works of art in their own realm,” she adds.

GHDT Presents Under the Big Top!

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre presents UNDER THE BIG TOP
at The Tarkington at The Center for the Performing Arts,
August 26-28, 2021 at 7 pm. 

SINGLE TICKETS will be available July 19th at The Center’s Box Office 317-843-3800.

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre will present a pre-season concert this August 26-28 with the popular production of UNDER THE BIG TOP.  Created by Artistic Director Gregory Hancock and inspired by the legendary traveling gypsy circus of Eastern Europe, the dancers, accompanied by Traditional Circus and Gypsy music, will entertain audiences as circus characters sharing their life stories draped in joy, melancholy and dreams.  With an element of surprise, audiences will meet the Tarantella girls, Fortune Teller, Lion Tamer, Clowns, the “Backyard” Girl and the Sideshow performers.  You are invited to an extravaganza of yesteryear to experience the laughter and magic of the circus in GHDT’s UNDER THE BIG TOP.

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre is the resident, professional dance company at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana. 

INTRODUCING GHDT’S 2021-2022 SEASON!

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre announces their 2021-2022 Performance Season schedule including highly entertaining new works and masterpieces! 
Season tickets will be available for the four concerts at The Tarkington beginning July 12, 2021.

UNDER THE BIG TOP

The Tarkington
August 26-28, 2021– 7pm

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre will present a pre-season concert this August 26-28 with the popular production of UNDER THE BIG TOP.  Created by Artistic Director Gregory Hancock and inspired by the legendary traveling gypsy circus of Eastern Europe, the dancers, accompanied by Traditional Circus and Gypsy music, will entertain audiences as circus characters sharing their life stories draped in joy, melancholy and dreams.  You are invited to an extravaganza of yesteryear to experience the laughter and magic of the circus in GHDT’s UNDER THE BIG TOP.

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME

The Tarkington
October 28-30, 2021 – 7 pm

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre will open its 24th Performance Season with the World Premiere of THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME.  A unique adaptation of “The Wizard of Oz,” this adventure will travel through the exotic world of India with a boy from Kansas.  On his quest for enlightenment, he will encounter interesting characters from the Hindu pantheon of gods and goddesses.  With beautiful music, costumes and sets, the dancers will guide you through this new work which will captivate your curiosity and imagination as it inspires and entertains you.  Join GHDT on their journey to find
THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME.  

THE NUTCRACKER

Pike Performing Arts Center
December 4 at 3PM & 7PM, 2021

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre presents THE NUTCRACKER at Pike Performing Arts Center, December 3 & 4, 2021.  GHDT’s full-length modern version 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 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 version portrays Klara as a homeless orphan girl who discovers the true meaning of the season through the gift and giving spirit of another homeless person. 
THE NUTCRACKER is a family favorite and is sure to add joy and cheer to the holiday season.

THE BLACK DAHLIA

The Academy of GHDT
Weekends February 12 -27, 2022 

In February, Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre will once again transform its daily rehearsal space into a black-box theatre where audiences will be entertained in a cabaret style, up-close and personal theatrical experience.  Back by popular demand, THE BLACK DAHLIA will return to the stage after first premiering in 2017.  This audience favorite has been inspired by the notorious unsolved Hollywood murder of Elizabeth Short in 1947.  Based on factual information with some artistic liberties, the production brings four possible scenarios of solution, but leaves the audience to decide who actually committed the crime.  Highly entertaining, period music, dance and storytelling will capture the curious minds of each audience member. Seating is limited.

EXODUS

The Tarkington
April 7-9, 2022 – 7 pm

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre is thrilled to once again present the highly popular production of EXODUS.  Inspired by the Book of Exodus, but adapted to our modern world, EXODUS is a cautionary tale of hatred and ignorance.  The ten modern plagues include; desecration of the Earth, gun violence, racism, war, poverty, crime, social media, government, selfishness and death of the first born.  Set to a score of epic symphonic and choral music and enhanced with complex visual artistry, EXODUS will transport the audience into an emotional story of love and sacrifice.  Back by popular demand, don’t miss this highly acclaimed GHDT masterpiece!

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA

The Tarkington
June 9-11, 2022 – 7pm

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre will close its 2021-2022 Performance Season with the World Premiere of
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA.  This new full-length, grand work will again pair the talents of GHDT’s Artistic Director Gregory Hancock and award-winning composer Cory Gabel, known for his evocative musical score for GHDT’s THE CASKET GIRLS.  GHDT’S ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA will be a contemporary re-telling of the classic tale and will be set in “anytime” and “any place.”  This story of power, intrigue and passion has been inspired by one of the most charismatic and powerful women of all time.  Performed with passionate, expressive dancing and eloquent costumes, this timeless drama will captivate audiences of all ages.

Celebrating its 24th Performance Season, Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre is the resident, professional dance company at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana.

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