GHDT showcases budding, blooming talent

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Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre’s G2 dancers leap in “Crop Circles”

By Heather Collins

The Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre will feature the budding, blooming talent of its G2 and Academy dancers June 1 to 3 at the Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre.

G2 is the dance company’s blooming and advanced dancers, ages 13 to 18. The annual “G2 in Concert” showcases a variety of diverse styles, from ballet to jazz, and features performances from the company’s repertoire.

The pre-professional G2 dancers practice six days a week and hope to pursue careers in dance. Many former G2 dancers have gone on to college and university dance programs. Three former G2 dancers are now professional dancers with the Academy of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre.

The G2 dancers will perform a wide breadth of the company’s unique repertoire, including excerpts from “Luz de Luna,” and popular classics, including “God’s Island,” “Trail of Tears,” “The Western Wall” and “Angels.”

“It’s a nice, eclectic mix of dances,” Artistic Director Gregory Hancock said.

The “Academy Showcase” features the budding talent of the Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre students, ages 6 to 18. The Academy Showcase is choreographed by 12 different teachers from the Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, many of whom are company dancers.

“It’s really neat to see what the professional dancers of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre are giving back to the younger, upcoming dancers,” Hancock said.

GHDT will present “G2 in Concert” at 7 p.m. June 1 and 3 p.m. June 2. The “Academy Showcase” will take place at 7 p.m. June 2 and 3 p.m. June 3. All performances will be at the Academy of GHDT, 329 Gradle Dr., Carmel. Tickets are $20.

For tickets, visit the Academy of GHDT or call 317-844-2660. For information, visit gregoryhancockdancetheatre.org.


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