Garth Fagan Receives Lifetime Achievement Award!
We are so proud to announce that acclaimed and Tony-award winning Garth Fagan received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Dance Guild during its 2017 60th Anniversary Dance Festival, Sept. 7-10. Other winners included dance medicine pioneer and Dean of the American Dance Festival, Martha Myers; and Louis Mofsie, Founding Artistic Director of the renowned Thunderbird American Indian Dancers. The event also included outstanding performances by Garth Fagan Dance Principal Dancers, Natalie Rogers-Cropper (Bessie award winner) and Vitolio Jeune.
Here is an excerpt of a recent review of the performance:
“But "No Evidence of Failure," choreographed by Garth Fagan, was a piece I'll never forget seeing. Danced by the incomparable Natalie Rogers and Vitolio Jeune, the pair's worldly experience and wisdom was ever apparent. With stunning extensions and clean lines, the two complemented each other, like tides of the same wave riding into the shore. The dance continued like an evolving courtship, with repeated penchés expressing a continuous sense of longing.
It was a privilege to behold.”
-Christina Pandolpfi, Broadway World - Sept. 12, 2017
Photo: Rosalie O'Connor. Garth Fagan with American Dance Guild Board Treasurer, Lance Westergard, and President, Gloria McLean
Garth Fagan Dance Studios featured in Landmark Society Tour
On October 6th and 7th, The Landmark Society Inside Downtown Tour, continued its 14 year old tradition, by opening up downtown urban Rochester environments to visit re-purposed spaces, renovated homes, lovingly preserved places, and newly built sites. This year's tour included a stop at the historic Columbus Building which has housed Garth Fagan Dance for twenty-eight years. Lucky tour visitors received a special opportunity to view and sit in on a combined Fagan Technique/Hip Hop class, an 8-12 year old class, and a Company class!
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2017 Inside Downtown tour - Landmark Society
EBONY REPERTORY THEATER
October 27-29, 2017
Nate Holden Performing Arts Ctr.
4718 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Of the company’s last appearance at Ebony Rep, critic Victoria Looseleaf wrote:
"The troupe is joy made palpable. Virtuosity, stamina and love of life, not to mention technique to burn, are the hallmarks of this extraordinary group… [they] should be required viewing for the human race.”
GFD returns to LA with four performances including two West Coast premieres: Garth Fagan’s In Conflict to music by Arvo Part andNorwood Pennewell’s A Moderate Cease set to William Walton’s Cello Concerto.
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 features
World premieres by Garth Fagan
and 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 New York Times
NAZARETH COLLEGE ARTS CENTER
November 29-December 3, 2017
4245 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
Box Office 585-389-2170
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 Pennewelland 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
Garth Fagan Dance School
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!
“Learning a technique that isn’t taught at any other dance program is awesome.”
- 2017 SMI Student
“NO MIRRORS. Dancing without them makes it fun again.”
- 2017 SMI Student
Garth Fagan Dance Student Ensemble
The wonderful members of the Student Ensemble have been busy! In addition to rehearsals in preparation for their upcoming performances during the Garth Fagan Dance Home Season at Nazareth College Arts Center, select Ensemble members thrilled spectators with "POP UP" dances at the grand re-opening of the Hyatt Regency Hotel located in downtown Rochester. The students danced to classical renditions of tunes such as Michael Jackson's "Beat IT" to Sting's "Every Breath You Take". The students were poised and professional, representing Garth Fagan Dance in fine fashion! Don't miss your chance to see the Student Ensemble perform during the Home Season matinee performances: Saturday, December 2, 2017 @ 2:00 pm Sunday, December 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
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