january, 2018

sat27jan7:00 pmGarth Fagan Dance CompanyA University Concert Series EventJesse Auditorium


(Saturday) 7:00 pm


Jesse Auditorium

University of MO


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Mr. Fagan forged his own dance language and technique, drawing from modern dance, Afro-Caribbean and ballet. He has choreographed for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem, the Jose Limon Company, New York City Ballet’s 50th Anniversary, Joseph Papp’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Lion King, the Duke Ellington street opera, and Queenie Pie at the Kennedy Center.

Tony award-winning choreographer Garth Fagan’s dancers communicate with unbridled energy the depth, precision, and grace of Fagan’s work. 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,” wrote David Vaughan in Ballet Review. Fagan’s ever-evolving dance language draws on many sources: sense of weight in modern dance, torso-centered movement and energy of Afro-Caribbean, speed and precision of ballet, and the rule breaking experimentation of the post-moderns.

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