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NOVEMBER 2017: Garth Fagan Dance Has Spectacular Shows in LA!

Updated: Jun 8, 2018



"Appreciating them for their surface values alone, the dances present a stream of visual surprises; a deeper dive into the gestures inspires

the audience to share in Fagan’s ecstasy."

- LA Times


Garth Fagan Dance Has Spectacular Shows in LA!

Once again Garth Fagan provided a stellar return to

The Ebony Theatre in Los Angeles, October 27-29, 2017. Two evening and two matinee performances gave audiences a chance to lose themselves in the artistic genius of Garth Fagan and his long-time muse Norwood (PJ) Pennewell. Both offered West Coast Premieres - "In Conflict" by Fagan and "A Moderate Cease" by Pennewell, in addition to revivals of beloved classics - Prelude, an excerpt from Life: Dark/Light, and the joyous tribute to Geoffrey Holder - Geoffrey Holder Life Fete...Bacchanal. Notable celebrities, Tavis Smiley and Wren T. Brown also enjoyed a performance and had the opportunity to mingle with Garth Fagan and the dancers!


The company consists of high-powered and

talented dancers, this concert proves that

Garth Fagan is one of this

country's finest dance artists.

-LA Dance Chronicle

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Upcoming Performances THE JOYCE THEATER November 7-12, 2017 175 Eighth Ave. at 19th St. New York, NY 10011 GFD has long been an audience favorite at the Joyce. The engagement will feature World premieres - "ESTROGEN/GENIUS by Garth Fagan and "Wecoo Duende" by Bessie Award winner Norwood Pennewell, a company member for 38 years, as well as two New York City premieres: Fagan’s  In Conflict and Pennewell’s  A Moderate Cease . The run will also include - Prelude, No Evidence of Failure, Touring Jubilee, an excerpt from Geoffrey Holder Life Fete...Bacchanal, and revivals of Life: Dark/Light and Transition/Translation. “Unfailingly original”  - The New York Times __________________________________________________________________________________

NAZARETH COLLEGE ARTS CENTER HOME SEASON November 29-December 3, 2017 4245 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14618 Box Office 585-389-2170 artscenter@naz.edu Internationally acclaimed Garth Fagan Dance brings “power, grace and its unique brand of high-octane ebullience” ( Fjords Review ) to the Nazareth College Arts Center. Winner of a Tony Award, London's Olivier Award​, Australia's Helpmann Award,and many others, Garth Fagan's ever-evolving dance language draws on many sources: modern dance, Afro-Caribbean, ballet, and post-modern. The company continues to be cited for its excellence and originality. Five members have won Bessie Awards—Fagan, Steve Humphrey, Norwood Pennewell, Natalie Rogers, and Sharon Skepple—and Lewis Segal ( The Los Angeles Times ) said "Consider the Fagan program a prime example of the versatility and sophistication of concert dance in this new century." Enjoy premieres from both Garth Fagan and Norwood Pennewell and spectacular revivals during the culmination of the company’s 45th anniversary celebration. "...it was American master Garth Fagan who best fused technical virtuosity with conceptual depth... soul-deep conviction and spectacular flair….the indispensable dance experience of the year!” -The Los Angeles Times

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ROC the Day is a 24-hour, online event that gives people in our community an opportunity to support all of the not-for-profit organizations doing great work in the nine-county Greater Rochester area. On November 28, 2017, people will visit ROCtheDay.org , a secure online giving platform, to make a gift. All ROC the Day gifts will help local people and organizations. Help Garth Fagan Dance ROC the Day by donating on November 28th at ROCtheDay.org ! __________________________________________________________________________________


Garth Fagan Dance School Fall Semester Come dance with us! Fall classes began on September 5th and end November 25th. Classes are available for all ages and skills. 2017 Summer Movement Institute Couldn't attend SMI this year? Join us next year! “My most favorite parts were the teachers; they worked you hard but encouraged you.” “Yes. The Fagan Technique is really unique and has a special way of stretching and challenging your muscles from head to toe.”

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