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
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
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.
Pike Performing Arts Center
December 3 & 4, 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.
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
June 9-11, 2022
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.