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Thursday, March 22, 2001



GARTH FAGAN DANCE
Garth Fagan's critically acclaimed dance company
performs a masterful blend of jazz, traditional African
and Caribbean, ballet and modern dance.



‘Lion King’ choreographer
Garth Fagan roars onto stage

Star-Bulletin staff

Garth Fagan, winner of the 1998 Tony Award for Best Choreography for Broadway's "The Lion King" brings his innovative dance company to Leeward Community College Theatre at 8 p.m. April 6 and 7.

Tickets are on sale at $25 for adults and $20 for students, senior citizens and military.

Hailed by critics as "one of the era's most thrilling troupes," Fagan's company of dancers performs a masterful blend of jazz, traditional African and Caribbean, ballet and modern dance.

Fagan's career began when he left his native Jamaica to tour Latin America. He settled in New York City, studying with celebrated dancers Martha Graham, Jose Limon, Mary Hinkson and Alvin Ailey. In 1970, he formed his own company and began forging his own dance language that has been dubbed "Fagan technique" by New York critics.

He has created works such as "Footprints Dressed in Red" for the Dance Theatre of Harlem, "Jukebox for Alvin" for the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, and "Never No Lament" for the Jose Limon Company.

Garth Fagan Dance has performed throughout the world, and in 1993 toured nationally with Wynton Marsalis and appeared on "The Tonight Show" and the PBS "Great Performances" series.

Fagan will host a question-and-answer session following both Hawaii performances. For more information, call LCC at 455-0385 or go online at http://LCCTheatre.hawaii.edu.


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