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.