Attend the 15th Anniversary Performance of “Dances of India”

Join us for the 15th anniversary of Dances of India on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 4 p.m. in CPCC’s Halton Theater. We would like to encourage you to purchase your tickets early.Dances of India

Due to your support, we have been sold out for the past 14 years. Let’s do it again to celebrate our 15th anniversary.

Click here to purchase tickets: http://tix.cpcc.edu/events/dances-of-india-2017 or you can call the box office at 704-330-6534. 

Click here for a sneak preview: https://youtu.be/sIaBNrGirx4

Our website: http://www.cpccfoundation.org/dance-of-india/

Thanks for your support of this community outreach initiative of the college.

Dances of India Arrives in the Halton Theater This Week!

Dances of India is on this Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 4 p.m. in the CPCC’s Halton Theater.  If you are planning on attending, you must purchase your tickets NOW as only few balcony seats are left. Dances of India stage

Come and celebrate the rich culture of India and the show’s signature dance “Unity in Diversity” set to live music, and seven international dance styles. We are featuring more than 60 dancers this year.  

Bring your friends to experience and enjoy the high energy folk traditions of India, Latin America, Russia and Ireland and learn about our similarities.

Purchase Tickets here or purchase your tickets now by calling the box office at 704-330-6534.

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Get your tickets ASAP. We are looking forward to seeing you!

Dances of India Offers Something for Everyone – Purchase Your Tickets Today!

Dances of India is only a week away on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at 4 p.m. in the CPCC’s Halton Theater. Dances of India has been sold out from its inception for the past 13 years. Dances of India Dancer

We will showcase 3,000 year old classical dances, some with live Indian music for the first time. Come and see what does Indian dances and Irish dances have in common.

Watch more than 60 performers, the show will amaze you with storytelling and incredible footwork.

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r purchase your tickets NOW by calling the box office at 704.330.6534.

 

Dances of India – April 23: Purchase Your Tickets Today!

Dances of India is just two weeks away on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at 4 p.m. in CPCC’s Halton Theater. Come and celebrate the rich culture of India and the show’s signature dance “Unity in Diversity” set to live music, and 2016 Dances of Indiaseven international dance styles. We are featuring more than 60 dancers this year.  Bring your friends to experience and enjoy the high energy folk traditions of India and the amazing costumes and jewelry.

Purchase tickets here. Or purchase your tickets now by calling the box office at 704-330-6534.

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CPCC Dance Theatre to Present “Seeds of Change” April 25, 26 and 27

CPCC Dance Theatre will present “Seeds of Change” on April 25, 26 and 27 in Pease Auditorium on the CPCC Central Campus.
Celebrate the coming of spring with this concert series featuring choreography by CPCC dance faculty members Katharyn Horne, Melissa Pihos and Clay Daniel.
Featured performances include Pantheon, The Wives, Bohemian Suite, Slick and Rogue Time.
Tickets are $10 and $5 for students, faculty and staff and retirees with college ID and children, 10 and under.
Purchase online at tix.cpcc.edu or call the SunTrust Box Office at 704.330.6534.

 

“Dances of India” Returns to CPCC on April 26

Dance of India

Click on this photo to view an online video about "Dances of India" at CPCC!

Dances of India” is excited to return this year to CPCC’s Halton Theater stage on Saturday, April 26 at 4 p.m.. For 12 years, Dr. Maha Gingrich has created a performance that has celebrated the history and culture of India through dance, bringing 3,000-year-old art forms to today’s audiences.

This year’s performance will explore the world of martial arts and how India’s many classical dances, such as Kuchipudi, Bharatha Natyam and Kathak, have influenced the practices we know today such as Yoga, Kung Fu, Kali and others. 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 strives to connect Indian dances to the world through a series of striking dance dramas that feature unique props, silk costumes and a compelling narrative.

  • Date/time: Saturday, April 26 at 4 p.m.
  • Location: CPCC Halton Theater (1206 Elizabeth Ave.)
  • Ticket prices: $10 for adults, $5 for children under 18
  • Purchase tickets: tix.cpcc.edu
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.
Dances of India 2014 at CPCC

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CPCC Dance Theatre Students Recognized

CPCC's Dance Theatre

CPCC's Dance Theatre

CPCC Dance Theatre members Christina Thomas and Javier Gonzalez have been selected as this year’s recipients of the CPCC Dance Theatre Patrice Burnside Award.  This prestigious award is presented in honor of former CPCC Dance Theatre member Patrice Burnside.

Patrice was the department’s original Clara in “The Nutcracker” and went on to become a principal dancer with CPCC Dance Theatre, while also performing with North Carolina Dance Theatre and the New York Theatre. Sadly, Patrice was killed in a tragic automobile accident.  This award was created in her memory and celebrates excellence in dance.  This is the first time in four years the award has been presented and Christina and Javier are being recognized for their work with CPCC Dance Theatre as well as other companies in Charlotte.

Congratulations Christina and Javier!

Dances of India

CPCC’s very own Dr. Maha Gingrich will present the 11th annual “Dances of India” this spring. More than 30 dancers will perform a series of 3,000 year old traditional Indian temple dances that tell the story of ancient India through movement and music. Performers will showcase the dances in colorful silk costumes with materials and scarfs from various regions of India. Come out and see the differences between traditional Indian dances, the Russian Gypsy, Flamenco, Chinese Long fan dance, Chile’s national dance and Peruvian scarf dances. This event will keep the history and heritage of this art form alive in the community and share the message of unity and diversity among Charlotte’s international community.

In 2011 this event was named one of the top nine memorable events among the nation’s community colleges by Community College Week. “Dances of India” is an experience both you and your family will not want to miss!

Sneak Peak!
Watch this online video for a sneak peak!

Get your tickets TODAY!
Tickets are $5 for school-age children and $10 for adults, and can be purchased online at tix.cpcc.edu or by calling the SunTrust Box Office at 704.330.6534. Free event parking is available. Click here to purchase tickets.

Event Details:

  • DATE: Saturday, April 28; 4 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Halton Theater, CPCC Central Campus.
  • Indian snacks will be available for purchase during intermission.

 

 

Written by Angela Perry
Communications and Journalism Co-op Student, CPCC