It is said that the only constant in life is change. This is the essence of Metamorphosis.
In his upcoming production Metamorphosis, Gregory Hancock, the artistic director of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, traces the changes that he has experienced in his own life from past to present through expressive dance works, including the highly anticipated return of Until There Is No More.
This particular work was born of Mr. Hancock’s feeling of being “caught between heaven and earth,” during his battle with cancer, and is intended to portray fear, isolation, hope and strength.
Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre
Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2 @7pm
The Tarkington at The Center for the Performing
The evening culminates in The Violin Under the Bed, Mr. Hancock’s newest ballet. His most intensely personal piece to date, The Violin Under the Bed honors the mother who inspired and sustained him throughout her lifetime. This world premiere is both a joyful and poignant tribute to the sacrifice, strength, and grace of his late mother and manifests Mr. Hancock’s desire to transmute grief and loss into light, humor, beauty, and upliftment.
Also featured in Metamorphosis is Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre’s classic repertoire piece The River’s Edge, a dance of sheer joy and abandonment set to The Moldau by Bedrich Semtana. This audience and dancer favorite is often referred to as the dance company’s “blue pajama piece.”
Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre is the resident professional dance company at The Tarkington at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana.