Dance Kaleidoscope’s Staycation: Elvis Sizzle

With innovative Indianapolis performing arts groups creating provocative entertainment all year long, it’s easy to have a “staycation” in the Circle City. For instance, Dance Kaleidoscope proffers new choreographic works to Indianapolis people, illuminating musical greats like Elvis Presley, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. Catch Dance Kaleidoscope’s Summer Musicals: Elvis Sizzle at the Indiana Repertory Theatre Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24. Tickets to this Indianapolis event are only $10 per person.

Dance Kaleidoscope is on a mission “to inspire, educate and entertain through the experience of outstanding contemporary dance.” With a company of eleven dancers, DK is the premiere dance organization of Indianapolis. By producing work that is simultaneously cutting edge and entertaining, Dance Kaleidoscope continues to thrill and enthrall Indianapolis people.
First up in this night of dance and music, David Hochoy’s “There’s No Business Like Show Business.” As artistic director of Dance Kaleidoscope, Hochoy is no stranger to taking risks. In his latest artistic undertaking, he interprets the music he grew up with: classic Broadway musicals. He sets his whimsical and charming choreography to music from Leonard Bernstein, Rogers and Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim. With a range of movement driven emotions, the DK dancers move seamlessly from heart-wrenching emotion to joyous abandon. Jay Harvey of The Indianapolis Star reports, “the fitness of this troupe in executing choreography that both punishes and rewards continues to amaze.”
Following Hochoy’s piece, Butler University professor and Indianapolis dance legend Cynthia Pratt offers up “Taking Care of Business.” Pratt’s high energy jazz choreography pairs will with mod 1960s inspired costuming to create a testament to Elvis Presley’s iconic sex appeal, charisma and compelling performance style. You’ll have a blast as DK honors the King in this unique dance show. Of the performance NUVO‘s Rita Kohn says, “Pratt’s choreography puts dancers into hot, slinky Las Vegas bright lights.”

Don’t miss Dance Kaleidoscope’s latest offering to the Indianapolis art community in Indianapolis downtown. Head to the Indiana Repertory Theatre for an amazing movement based experience. Before the show, treat your date to dinner at any of these Indianapolis restaurants. Afterward, keep the fun coming with drinks from these Indianapolis bars.

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Dance Kaleidoscope’s Summer Musical: Elvis Sizzle
Thursday, July 21 at Noon and 7 pm
Friday, July 22 at 7 pm
Saturday, July 23 at 7 pm
Sunday, July 24 at 2:30 pm
Cost: $10


Indiana Repertory Theatre
140 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204