The Violin Under the Bed

This captivating piece, which first premiered in 2016 at The Tarkington, is eloquently choreographed by Executive Artistic Director Gregory Glade Hancock and is an audience favorite.

June 7 & 8, 2019 at The Tarkington

About the show

Growing up in Kansas, Florence Marie Hancock yearned to play the violin. Knowing this was impossible for a poor, young girl of the depression era, she resorted to dreaming about holding the instrument, hearing music and dancing.

is inspired by stories of Mr. Hancock’s mother and the experiences that brought her joy –  art, music, nature, travel, and sports.  The tiny vignettes represent segments of her life and all the gusto she brought to it.  “I dedicate all of my work to my mother and her indomitable and enigmatic spirit,” says Mr. Hancock.

The concert will also include two other personal pieces created by Mr. Hancock.

Until There is No More
which was first performed in 2014, is centered around Mr. Hancock’s personal journey with cancer.  On the fifth anniversary of being cancer free, it seems appropriate to remember the emotion
of this life changing experience and celebrate the milestone with this work.

The final work in this concert, which first premiered in 2017, is
Every Moment . . . Every Day . . .
A captivating and beautiful piece which it depicts images of loss, grief, and isolation which are never-ending.  At some point in life, everyone will carry something.  Sometimes it is easy to see, and other times it is invisible. There is a miracle of love and time being returned for a brief period, but then the cycle begins again.”

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