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2012 Italian Street Festival Canceled

March 23, 2012 9 comments
Italian Street Festival

From the 2010 Italian Street Festival. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2010, all rights reserved.

By Bob Burchfield, Editor
AroundIndy.com, LLC
http://aroundindy.com/

The annual Italian Street Festival at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, near Eli Lilly & Co. in downtown Indianapolis, has become one of my personal favorites in recent years due to the neighborhood atmosphere, the great food, and (selfishly) for the wonderful photo opportunities for our Web site and blog (such as the photos herein!). And I consider it one of the very best ethnic festivals of the entire year in Indianapolis.

So it came as a shock earlier this week to learn that this nearly 30-year-old tradition at the parish, typically held the first weekend in June, has been put on hold for 2012, because the church cannot find an event organizer to replace David Page, the man who has single-handedly led this initiative since its inception in 1983.

For a more complete explanation of this unexpected development, visit Elizabeth J. Musgrave’s Gotta Go blog: http://gottagoelizabeth.blogspot.com/2012/03/holy-rosary-parish-cancels-italian.html.

UPDATE 9/20/2012: The “Taste of Italy” Street Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, from 3 PM to midnight, at Holy Rosary Parish. For more information, see our WordPress blog post here: https://aroundindy.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/taste-of-italy-street-festival-at-holy-rosary-church-oct-13/

In the meantime, here are a couple of my favorite photos from the Italian Street Festival. I hope it returns bigger and better in 2013!

Fettucine at the Italian Street Festival

Fettucine at the Italian Street Festival. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2011, all rights reserved.

Italian Street Festival meatballs

Italian Street Festival meatballs. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2011, all rights reserved.

Vegetable Lasagna at the Italian Street Festival

Vegetable Lasagna at the Italian Street Festival. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2011, all rights reserved.

Italian Street Festival Dessert

Italian Street Festival Dessert. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2011, all rights reserved.

“Superhero” by Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, Apr. 6-7

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"Superhero" by Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, Apr. 6-7

Image provided by Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre and used with written permission.

By Kirsten Ferger
Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre
http://www.gregoryhancockdancetheatre.org/

SUPERHERO: the story of a man called Jesus
April 6 & 7, 2012 at 8:00 PM
The Tarkington at The Center for the Performing Arts
3 Center Green, Carmel, Indiana 46032
Tickets: 317-843-3800 or online at:
www.thecenterfortheperformingarts.org
$38.50 for Adults – $33.50 for Students and Seniors

“SUPERHERO: the story of a man called Jesus: is truly one of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre’s masterpieces.  This critically acclaimed, full-length modern ballet follows the last week of the life of Jesus as told through the perspective of Jesus and the women surrounding him, and his complicated relationships with Judas Iscariot.  Set in “anytime” and “everyplace”, this beautiful work portrays both large and small events in Jesus’ last days, both of which are ultimately significant.  SUPERHERO is a “whirl of energy…through color, light, movement, and sound” and is a timeless retelling of a story about a man who changed history.

Artistic Director, Gregory Hancock uses his world-class dancers, his award-winning choreography, and contemporary music to create a stunning work of emotion.  The set design of Gregory Hancock utilizes texts from the Gospels written in Greek, Latin, Aramic and English that submerges the audience into the story.

What better timing than during Holy Week to experience the passion of this story that is captured beautifully through the performances of the dancers of GHDT.  SUPERHERO gives flight to the soul.

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre is the Resident professional dance company at The Tarkington at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana.

Pictured: Heather Helene King and Martin Casanova
Photo credit: Eryn Blair