The Hamilton Performing Arts Series andthe Mohawk Valley Dance Partnership present Garth Fagan Dance on Saturday,Sept. 28. The 8 p.m. performance will take place in Wellin Hall of theSchambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts at Hamilton College.Tickets are $15 for the general public, and $5 for students.

In its 25-year history, Garth Fagan Dance has achieved national andinternational acclaim with performances throughout North America, Europe,Africa, the Middle East, and South America. Founder and Artistic DirectorGarth Fagan has been called, "one of the great reformers of American dance."The company has been cited for its excellence and originality through numerousawards, network television appearances and performances at many New York Citydance venues.

Originally from Jamaica, Fagan's early influences included famed Caribbeandance teacher Ivy Baxter. He later studied with several key dance figuresincluding Martha Graham, Jose Limon and Alvin Ailey. Garth Fagan Dance hasbeen highly praised for its distinctive movement quality developed from yearsof training in the "Fagan Technique."

In addition to the public performance, Garth Fagan Dance will present twoarts-in-education performances for high school students from Utica andsurrounding areas. Over 1,400 students will be bused to Wellin Hall onThursday, Sept. 26 and Friday, Sept. 27 for 10 a.m. matinee performances by thetroupe.

The Garth Fagan Dance performances are being sponsored by the Mohawk ValleyDance Partnership comprised of the Department of Theatre and Dance atHamilton

College, the Arts in Education Institute of the Central New York CommunityArts Council and Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute.


Garth Fagan Dance is the premiere performance of the Hamilton Performing ArtsSeries. Additional performances in the series include The Dmitri PokrovskyEnsemble, Wednesday, Dec. 4; Sol y Canto, Friday, Feb. 14; Huun-Huur-Tu Musicof Tuva, Thursday, Feb. 27; and National Theatre of the Deaf's presentation ofCuriouser and Curiouser, Sunday, March 9. Tickets for the five-partseries, including Garth Fagan Dance, are $40 for the general public and $10 forstudents.

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