Garth Fagan Brings Dance to RIT, Feb. 17

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Performance highlights 33rd season of critically acclaimed work

Garth Fagan Dance will give a special performance at Rochester Institute of Technology in honor of Black History Month and the 20th anniversary of RIT/NTID Dance Company, which is under the current direction of Thomas Warfield.

Now in its 33rd anniversary season, Garth Fagan Dance will perform one of Fagan’s most critically acclaimed choreographed works: “Excerpts from Griot New York” (Dec. 1991). The event will be held at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17, in the Robert F. Panara Theater, Lyndon Baines Johnson Building.

“Griot New York” received national attention on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and it also aired worldwide on the PBS Great Performances—Dance in America series in the spring of 1995. Company founder and artistic director, Fagan, is the Tony-Award-winning choreographer of Disney’s hit Broadway musical, The Lion King.

Tickets to Garth Fagan Dance are $18 for the public. They are available at the SAU candy counter or by calling RIT’s game room at 475-2239.

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