Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre

The Casket Girls

The Tarkington // Saturday, Sep 22, 7pm


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THE CASKET GIRLS

As the resident professional dance company at The Center for the Performing Arts, Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre will open its 21st Performance Season with the return of THE CASKET GIRLS.  Originally premiered in 2009 as one act, this modern vampire ballet features original music composed by recording artist Cory Gabel, and choreography by award winning Artistic Director Gregory Glade Hancock.  After nine years, these two artists have reunited to complete this full-length dramatic work.  Based on the lore of the casket girls who arrived in New Orleans from France in 1728 dragging their trousseaus, Act I will wind you through the mysterious happenings of the Filles a la Cassette, their residency at the Old Convent on Chartres Street, and the suspicious activities surrounding them.  The premiere of the full-length production of THE CASKET GIRLS will move the story from the legends of yesteryear in Act I to current day New Orleans with vampires, voodoo and mystic in Act II.  Perfect for the autumn season, this production will bring to life this dark and obscure story and leave you with chills.




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