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.
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.
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 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 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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“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.
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.
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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.
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!
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.
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