A Message from GHDT Executive Artistic Director, Gregory Hancock:
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I share this news with the patrons of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre (GHDT). Due to the ongoing global health crisis, the Center for the Performing Arts has suspended all events for the next 30 days. This means the company’s production of EXODUS, scheduled for April 3-5 at The Tarkington will not take place. We will work with the Center to reschedule the performance if at all possible, but due to the ever-evolving nature of the crisis, we do not have a new date at this time. This is a devastating loss to the company. Patrons who have purchased tickets will be contacted by the Center to offer refunds, but we sincerely hope the patrons of GHDT may consider donating the ticket price to GHDT to help the company through this crisis. Please see the below press release from The Center.
March 13, 2020
Center suspends all events for 30 days
CARMEL, IN – Following the coronavirus recommendations issued this week by Gov. Eric Holcomb and the Indiana State Department of Health, the Center for the Performing Arts is suspending all performances and other events on its campus through April 12.
The affected venues include the Palladium, the Tarkington and the Studio Theater. The cancellations include performances by the Carmel Symphony Orchestra, Central Indiana Dance Ensemble, Civic Theatre, Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre and Indiana Wind Symphony, as well as education events, rental events and eight Center Presents performances:
• Peking Acrobats, March 15
• Kurt Elling Quintet, March 21
• Doolin’, March 27
• Treasure Island, March 28 (two shows)
• Piaf! The Show, March 28
• Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, March 29
• 800 lb. Gorilla, April 4
All ticketholders will be contacted and provided refunds or the option to donate the purchase amount to the presenting organization to help defray costs associated with the cancellations. The Center will work to reschedule the canceled events as feasible.
The move is prompted by state recommendations to cancel or postpone for the next 30 days any nonessential gatherings of 250 or more people, as well as smaller gatherings in venues where people cannot maintain a distance sufficient to avoid the potential spread of the virus that causes the COVID-19 illness.
The Center will continue to follow the guidance of public safety officials and will reassess the policy in April to determine if the suspension needs to be extended.
The Center’s offices will remain in operation during standard business hours. The Box Office and the Great American Songbook Exhibit Gallery at the Palladium will be closed to the public through April 12, but ticket sales for events not affected by the suspension will continue online at TheCenterPresents.org or by phone at (317) 843-3800.
Patrons with questions or concerns may contact the Patron Services department at (317) 843-3800 or [email protected]
Back by popular demand, Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, the resident, professional dance company at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana, will present EXODUS, this April 3-5, 2020.
Inspired by the Book of Exodus, but adapted to our modern world, EXODUS is a cautionary tale of hatred and ignorance presenting ten modern plagues. 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. 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.
Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre will be performing ONCE UPON A TIME at The Academy of GHDT weekends February 8-23, 2020 for their annual fund raising concert and silent auction.
Travel through a world of fractured fairy tales and be entertained by Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre’s delightful and whimsical montage of favorite characters this February! In a black box theatrical setting, audiences will be seated in cabaret style experiencing this up-close and personal dramatic adventure. ONCE UPON A TIME presents an enchanting classical musical score which sets the scene for several well-known tales but with many unexpected and humorous twists and turns. Light refreshments are available. Seating is limited.
True magic returns to the stage again this holiday season with GHDT’s highly popular student production of The Nutcracker. This heartfelt and inspirational version of the holiday classic has a modern twist.
Klara is portrayed as a homeless orphan girl who discovers the true meaning of the season through the gift and giving spirit of a homeless man. 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. The greatest gift given is that of love and compassion for others.
GHDT’s The Nutcracker prominently presents a wide range of world and cultural music 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 student dancers filling the stage with movement and color! The Nutcracker is a family favorite and is sure to add joy and cheer to this holiday season.
What is it? Emerging Voices is a performance choreographed by the dancers of GHDT! Morgan Beane, Hannah Brown, Chloe Holzman, and Camden Kruse are the four dancers who chose to choreograph a piece for this show. The performance is only about an hour long.
On the edge of Halloween, Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre will cross into the darkness with performances of spirited theatrical storytelling. THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS, captivating the power of Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy and Pride, is interpreted through an eclectic array of music meshed with GHDT’s unique and dramatic fusion of dance styles.
LA LLORONA, a new work and world premiere, is the depiction of a folktale from Mexico and the Southwest of a legendary apparition figure dressed in white who cries and grieves for her drowned children along the riverbanks. Portrayed as a lost soul, experience her journey as she is pre-destined to wander the earth forever. And returning to the stage from the GHDT repertoire vault are the popular works THE REMAINING and SALOME. GHDT will bring to life these obscure and dark tales and leave you with chills.
Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre opens their 22nd Performance Season with THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS AND OTHER TALES at The Tarkington at The Center for the Performing Arts, October 25-26, 2019.
GHDT SEASON TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR THE TARKINGTON PERFORMANCES! SAVE 10% The Seven Deadly Sins and Other Tales – October 25 & 26, 2019 Exodus – April 3-5, 2020 There’s No Place Like Home – June 5 & 6, 2020 ORDER YOUR SEASON TICKETS TODAY BY PHONE OR IN PERSON! The Tarkington Box Office 317-843-3800
Single Tickets available on-line and by phone beginning September 3, 2019
Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre announces their 2019-2020 Performance Season
THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS AND OTHER TALES
– October 25 & 26, 2019 – The Tarkington
the resident professional dance company at The Center for the Performing Arts, Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre will open
its 22nd Performance Season with THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS AND OTHER TALES. On the edge of Halloween, GHDT will cross
into the darkness through folklore and dance.
THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS ofLust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath,
Envy and Pride will be interpreted through an eclectic array of music coupled
with GHDT’s unique and powerful fusion of dance styles. Included in the program will be the World
Premiere of LA LLORONA, a folktale
from Mexico and the Southwest about an apparition who cries and grieves for her
drowned children along the riverbanks.
Expect a surprise as GHDT will also perform a piece from the repertoire
vault! Known for dramatic storytelling,
music and dance, GHDT will bring to life these dark and obscure tales and leave
you with chills.
NUTCRACKER – December 6 & 7, 2019 – Pike Performing Arts Center
Hancock Dance Theatre presents THE
NUTCRACKER at Pike Performing Arts Center, December 6 & 7, 2019. 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.
UPON A TIME – Weekends February 8-23, 2020 – The Academy of GHDT
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. Travel through a world of fractured fairy tales and be
entertained by a delightful and whimsical montage of favorite characters. ONCE
UPON A TIME presents an enchanting classical musical score which sets the
scene for several well-known tales but with many unexpected and humorous twists
and turns. Light refreshments will be
served. Seating is limited.
– April 3-5, 2020 – The Tarkington
Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre is
thrilled to once again present the highly popular, full-length contemporary
ballet, 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.
Don’t miss the newest of the GHDT masterpieces!
NO PLACE LIKE HOME – June 5-6, 2020 – The Tarkington
Hancock Dance Theatre will close its 22nd Performance Season with
the World Premiere of THERE’S NO PLACE
LIKE HOME. A re-telling of the
classic story “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 encounters interesting characters
from the Hindu pantheon of gods and goddesses.
This new work will capture your curiosity and imagination as it inspires
and entertains. Join GHDT on their
journey to find THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE
Here it is! Students have been asking us for a few weeks now what the schedule for next year looks like. Some classes got moved to different days, and there’s a few new classes we’re trying out after hearing feedback from our students on what they liked and what they were less interested in. For more information, click on the Academy tab at the top of your screen.
2019-2020 Class Schedule
4:30-6:30 PM – Ballet 5-6
6:30-8:30 PM – Ballet 3-4
4:30 – 5:30PM – Modern 3-4
5:30 – 6:30PM – Tap 3-4
6:30 – 7:30PM – Character 5-6
7:30 – 8:30PM – Tap 5-6
4:30 – 6:00PM – Ballet 5-6
6:00 – 7:00PM – Modern 5-6
7:00 – 8:30PM – Repertoire – G2 ONLY
4:30 – 6:00PM – Ballet 3-4
6:00 – 7:00PM – Modern 3-4
4:30 – 6:30PM – Ballet 4-6
6:30 – 7:30PM – Modern 4-6
7:30 – 8:30PM – Yoga/Stretching and Conditioning
5:00 – 5:30PM – Tap 1-2
5:30 – 6:15PM – Modern/Jazz 2
6:15 – 7:00PM – Ballet 2
4:30 – 6:00PM – Jazz 5-6
6:00 – 7:30 PM – Pointe/Variations 5-6
7:30 – 8:30 PM – Repertoire – G2 ONLY
4:30 – 6:00PM – Ballet 3-4
6:00 – 7:30 PM – Jazz 3-4