Luminaries: Women's Group


The Center for the Performing Arts Women’s Group, The Luminaries, meets every other month to learn about the many happenings on the Center’s campus.

Join us for the 2016-17 season:

Musical Images of Indiana

Sept. 27th 11:00AM | The Palladium

Presented by Julia Shildmyer-Heighway, the Center’s Community Engagement Manager.

Music inspires, changes minds, and paints vivid pictures in the listener's mind. Carefully chosen lyrics have the power to influence the listener or transport them to a place they've never been. During Musical Images of Indiana, participants will actively engage in an examination of songs about Indiana and Hoosier songwriters from the 19th century to present day. What geographic regions of Indiana have been emphasized and why? Throughout the program, participants will create lyrical phrases to describe Indiana. This activity is a signature project of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission, and is made possible, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission.

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre

November 22nd | The Palladium

Come and learn more about one of the Center’s resident dance companies, the Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre (GHDT). GHDT is a professional contemporary dance company that performs in a wide variety of styles that combine modern dance, ballet, pointe, theatre and ethnic dance forms to create a unique style with a sense of drama. The company is committed to creating dances dealing with relevant social, cultural, historical and spiritual issues and has used dance to speak to its audiences about human rights and dignity. The professional company produces four full-length concerts per season, which include World Premiere pieces as well as audience favorites from the company’s vast and diverse repertoire.

Backstage Tour of the Palladium

January 24th | The Palladium

Ever wondered what the backstage of the Palladium looks like? Well here’s your chance to find out! Join the Center’s Director of Production, Jeff Steeg as he leads the group on a backstage tour of the hall. See the dressing room that Michael Feinstein warms up in before a performance, venture into the bowls of the building to see the mechanics of moving the Palladium stage up and down, and go up to the roof to view the rigging and the oculus. Join us for this behind-the-scenes tour!

Learn about the new Songbook Foundation Gallery Exhibit and the Songbook Hall of Fame

March 28th | The Palladium

Join us as we learn about the Great American Songbook Foundation’s new Gallery Exhibit, focusing on the First Women of Song, Ella Fitzgerald. We’ll also learn about the Songbook Hall of Fame honorees, the two most recent, Hoagy Carmichael and Dionne Warwick, were just inducted in October.

How does the Center Present a Season?

May 23rd | The Palladium

Learn about how the Center for the Performing Arts books a season full of world-class artists with Vice President of Programming, Doug Tatum. Hear about how Doug decides what artists will grace the Palladium stage, find out about the negotiation process, and learn about the months long process it takes to build a season.

Tickets for the event can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 317.843.3800 and are $15 and include a boxed lunch.