CPCC to host 13th anniversary performance of “Dances of India” on April 25

WHAT: Internationally acclaimed performer and choreographer Dr. Maha Gingrich is excited to return to Central Piedmont Community College’s Halton Theater stage to present the 13th anniversary performance of “Dances of India,” a community outreach initiative.

This year’s performance features more than 55 dancers performing 3,000 year-old classical Indian dances. Audiences will delight in watching as the dances show the many similarities between Indian dance styles and other international dances, especially during the show’s signature dance, “Unity in Diversity,” set to live orchestral music. Audiences won’t want to miss this special event which will feature a variety of rich temple dances brought to life through a series of striking dance dramas that feature unique props, silk costumes and masks.

Under Gingrich’s direction, “Dances of India” has received a number of accolades, including being named one of the top nine memorable events among the nation’s community colleges by Community College Week. Gingrich, who danced professionally in her native India, has been teaching dance in Charlotte since 1986. Trained in three different dance traditions, she has a great love for this dance form and keeping the heritage alive in this community while sharing the message of unity in diversity with residents at the regional level and beyond.

To see a sneak peek of “Dances of India,” visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBYzVhDzlFc&feature=youtu.be.

WHEN: Saturday, April 25; 4 p.m.

WHERE: Halton Theater, CPCC Central Campus, 1206 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, N.C.

CONTACT: Tickets are $5 for children under 18 and $10 for adults (plus applicable N.C. admission tax). Tickets may be purchased online at http://tix.cpcc.edu or by calling the SunTrust Box Office at 704.330.6534. Free event parking is available.