A few months back, when Garth Fagan received the Scripps American Dance Festival award for lifetime achievement in modern dance, he was praised as “a true original, a man who has created a singular dance language.” Perhaps one of the best expressions of the man’s talent is that when dancers join the Garth Fagan Dance company, they stay there, some for decades. Dance is a brutal profession. Competitive, physically demanding, highly judgmental and unforgiving. But well managed and carefully choreographed, a dance company gives us grace and beauty, one of the highest expressions of the human spirit. Jamaican-born Garth Fagan has been leading
Garth Fagan, founder and artistic director, Garth Fagan Dance.