GHDT’s 2023-2024 Season

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre announces their 2023-2024 performance season with the presentation of culturally inspired new artistic works as well as the return of audience favorites including Pinocchio, La Llorona, and The Wild Wild West at two venues, The Tarkington and The Florence.

Entering into GHDT’s 26th season, Executive Artistic Director Gregory Hancock will continue his legacy of eloquent and passionate storytelling through music and dance.  Presenting a thread of everyday universal truths told through a selection of mystical and magical tales, the artists of GHDT will provide a backdrop this season for uniting audiences through inspirational and entertaining experiences.

Tickets are available at The Tarkington beginning by calling The Center’s Fifth Third Bank Box office at 317-843-3800.

Sagas and Superstitions

The Tarkington

June 7-8, 2024 – 7 pm


Known for their masterful global storytelling, Executive Artistic Director and Choreographer Gregory Hancock and the artistic dancers of GHDT will bring to the stage two world premieres this June.  SUPERSTITIONS, a new work in the creative process willdraw its inspiration from the stories and superstitions of the Roma and other Eastern European cultures resulting in a vibrant celebration.  In addition, a to-be-announced new work will close the final concert of GHDT’s 26th season.  Through brilliant theatrical dance, vibrant costumes and beautiful cultural music, GHDT will continue to transport audiences through meaningful and heartfelt storytelling experiences.

Legends and Fairytales

The Tarkington

October 27 – 28, 2023 – 7 pm

An audience favorite, LA LLORONA, is a work derived from a Mexican legend about love and spirits.  It will captivate the audience through imagination and layers of theatrical nuance.  A new work, ANGELS AND DJINN, will use Turkish classical and folk music, stunning costumes, movement and lighting to help tell these meaningful stories which will engage audiences and make deep emotional connections.

The Nutcracker

The Florence

Weekends December 1-10, 2023

This magical student production performed up-close in the new Florence black box theatre, is a reimagined, retelling of GHDT’s contemporary holiday classic.  Celebrating the magic that can happen through small acts of kindness, GHDT’s performance reminds us of the true spirit of giving and will touch the hearts of each audience member.  THE NUTCRACKER is an annual family favorite.

The Wild Wild West

The Florence

Weekends February 10-25, 2024 

GHDT brings the American Old West into the black-box cabaret setting for a fun theatrical experience giving a nod to the Western movies of old Hollywood.  Complete with cowboys, gunslingers, bandits, townsfolk, lawmen and saloon girls, this interactive performance will feature renowned music from popular TV and movie Westerns with costumes of yesteryear.

Fables and Folklore

The Tarkington

April 5-6, 2024 – 7 pm


FABLES AND FOLKLORE will feature the World Premiere of GOLEM. Inspired by Jewish folklore, The Golem of Prague, this original work by Executive Artistic Director, Gregory Glade Hancock, tells the story of a mud creature created by a rabbi to defend the Jewish ghetto of Prague from persecution. GHDT brings elements of this story into our current world, where once again, the world needs golem-like protection from sometimes invisible enemies. A timely tale, GOLEM utilizes a solar eclipse as a metaphor where light is overshadowed by darkness, but then reappears as a sign of hope and survival. Featuring both melancholy and joyful klezmer music, GOLEM, utilizes layer of musical and theatrical nuance to tell a tale from the past yet direct a voice to the present. GOLEM is presented in partnership with the Jewish Community Center of Indianapolis. Also, on the program is the long-awaited return of PINOCCHIO, a theatrical masterpiece created by Gregory Glade Hancock and inspired by the classic Italian tale. Featuring a cast of colorful characters in a Steampunk-setting, this version weaves a cautionary tale of love and sacrifice.

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


For additional information about this performance, contact Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre at 317-844-
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Photo Credit: Joe Phillips Pictured: GHDT Company Dancers

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