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