After more than four decades of dance, Garth Fagan continues to create new works that dazzle. Audiences got a sneak peek at some of those pieces at the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival this summer, but for those who didn't, they are worth seeing. Fagan effortlessly merges African and modern dance with classic ballet techniques, resulting in emotionally inspiring and toe-tappingly fun works of art.
His company will perform at Nazareth College Arts Center (4245 East Avenue) as part of the center's 50th season. Fagan and choreographer Norwood Pennewell will debut new works. The dancers will also revisit some familiar routines from the company's 45th anniversary year.
Garth Fagan Dance will perform four different programs on Wednesday, November 29, at 7:30 p.m.; and Thursday November 30, Friday, December 1, and Saturday, December 2, at 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday December 2 and 3 at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $55 and can be purchased by calling 389-2170 or online at boxoffice.naz.edu. Information about each different program is available online. The show is appropriate for all ages.