Delight in Dance

The Garth Fagan Dance Company comes to Columbia

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If you’re a fan of dance, you won’t want to miss your chance to see the award-winning and internationally acclaimed Garth Fagan Dance Company, coming to Jesse Auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m.

Garth Fagan is the Tony award-winning choreographer of the Broadway blockbuster “The Lion King,” and the founder and artistic director of the dance company that bears his name. The athleticism and artistry of his company has been wowing audiences in its home city of Rochester, New York, and around the world for 45 years.

Fagan’s dancers incorporate modern dance, Afro-Caribbean dance and ballet to communicate with unbridled energy the depth, precision and grace of his work. The performances are passionate and powerful.

David Baughan, writing in Ballet Review, says the company’s “fearless” dancers are “able to sustain long adagio balances, to change direction in mid-air, to vary the dynamic of a turn, to stop on a dime.”

Victoria Looseleaf, of dance review website Fjordreview.com writes, “Garth Fagan Dance should be required viewing for the human race!”

This must-see event kicks off the start of the University Concert Series season for 2018.

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