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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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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2015 Fall Open House a Success!

This year’s 2015 Open House on Oct. 17 was a huge success! Some fast facts about the event: 2015 Fall Open House
·         This was the largest Open House attendance to date!
·         Close to 1,000 people attended the Open House on Saturday, October 17.
·         The event was held in Halton Theater and Worrell Building from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
·         More than 60 academic and student services departments participated in the event.
·         More than 400 of our guests participated in workshop sessions on dual enrollment, how to get started, transfer programs and financial aid.
·         More than 200 of our guests participated in campus tours.

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.

“Dances of India” Returns to CPCC on April 26

Dance of India

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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.

  • 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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Attend a Free Screening of “Being Flynn” on Feb. 4

You’re invited to a FREE screening of “Being Flynn” in the Halton Theater on Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.

Being Flynn

Being Flynn

The movie is based on the memoir, “Being Flynn” by Nick Flynn, a book that tells the story of the trajectory that led Nick and his father – a self-proclaimed poet and con man doing time in federal prison – onto the streets, into a shelter and finally to each other. The movie follows the book, which is about no less than permanence of familial relations. A strangely poignant meditation on the debt sons owe their fathers, even bad fathers, even fathers that weren’t around.
CPCC faculty members are welcome to invite their students.

CPCC Theatre Announces 2012-2013 Season

Arts at CPCC

Arts at CPCC

Season tickets go on sale August 15. Single tickets go on sale Sept. 1.

Godspell
Pease Auditorium
September 28 – October 7
Featuring a sparkling score by Stephen Schwartz, composer of “Wicked,” “Pippen” and “Children of Eden,” “Godspell” boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit, “Day By Day.” Drawing from various theatrical traditions, such as clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville, “Godspell” is a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love.

Sylvia
Pease Auditorium
October 26 – November 4
Looking for a hilarious good time this fall? Then grab your tickets to “Sylvia,” a modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog. That’s right – a dog! Never has man and his best friend been presented in more touching way. CPCC Theatre brings the story of Greg and Kate and their foundling Sylvia to the Pease stage for the first time. If you’re a dog lover, you’ll love this show. If you’re not, you will be by the time it is over. Get your tickets now for a howling good time!

Big River

February 15 – 24, 2013
Halton Theater
Twain’s timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Propelled by an award winning score from Roger Miller, the king of country music, this jaunty journey provides a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana.

August Wilson’s Fences
April 12 – 21, 2013

Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, August Wilson’s “Fences” is a sensational drama focusing on Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded as a black man from the major leagues during his prime, Troy’s bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play ball. Written by the author of “The Piano Lesson,” “Fences” will be part of the Sensoria Festival.

CPCC Opera Theatre will hold auditions for its 2012-13 Season on August 14

Arts at CPCC

Arts at CPCC

The CPCC Opera Theatre will perform Verdi’s “La Traviata” (in Italian) in November 2012, and Poulenc’s “Dialogues of the Carmelites” (in English) in April 2013. Auditions will be held on the stage of the Halton Theater on August 14, 2012, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. There is no advanced registration. If needed, an accompanist will be provided.

For more information, email Becky.Cook-Carter@cpcc.edu or call 704.330.6571.


Billy Spencer Memorial Jazz Concert

Billy Spencer Memorial Jazz Concert

Billy Spencer Memorial Jazz Concert

Billy Spencer Memorial Jazz Concert
Wednesday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Dale F. Halton Theater

The Billy Spencer Memorial Jazz Concert pays homage to a former CPCC student and professional trumpet player who passed away in 2003.  Billy played with groups as diverse as Glenn Miller and KC and the Sunshine Band and he shared his love for music with so many at CPCC and throughout Charlotte.  All proceeds from this concert support CPCC student scholarships. Adult tickets are $10 and any student or senior ticket is just $5.

The concert features the performance of the Charlotte Jazz Orchestra and will include tributes to the greats of jazz including Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker.  Don’t miss this evening of incredible music as some of the area’s top jazz musicians bring a big band sound to the Halton!

To buy tickets visit tix.cpcc.edu or call 704.330.6534.

 

 

BOGO is Back!

CPCC Theatre’s Buy-One-Get-One offer is back for “Cabaret.” CPCC faculty and staff members are invited to take advantage of this special ticket offer for the Thursday, February 23, 7:30 p.m. performance at the Halton. Simply call the box office at 704.330.6534 and request the BOGO Thursday offer. You will be asked to show your CPCC ID when picking up tickets ordered by phone. Tickets are $18 and $16. The free ticket will be of equal value to the purchased ticket. So grab a friend, family member, co-worker or random theatre buff and take advantage of this incredible offer. You’ll also enjoy Talkback Thursday, where you can ask questions and talk to the cast after the show. Call now for the best seats!