SUPERHERO – 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 costume 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.
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.
This year for SUPERHERO, we are very fortunate to have two returning guest artists, James Gilmer and Liang Fu, 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.
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
at The Center for the Performing Arts
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.
Veterans Enjoy GHDT’s The Nutcracker
Veterans 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.
December 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
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.
$15 each or purchase a Table of 6 for $85
Performance tickets sold separately.
Purchase Tea Tickets
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.
GHDT is seeking MALE and FEMALE dancers for our 2015-2016 season. Contact [email protected] to register for an audition. Please bring a resume, head shot and dance shot. $20 registration fee.