Garth Fagan Dance

The Joyce Theater
175 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Garth Fagan Dance returns to the Joyce Theater with the World Premiere of "Senke" performed to live music, as well as two programs of Fagan favorites. "Senku" is choreographed to showcase the unique qualities of each generation of Fagan's perfomers, who range from 54 to twenty-somethings. "Senku" plays to their differing, and often overlapping qualities: brashness, agility, speed and legato, the height of their extensions, the depth of their drama, naivete and the effect of the accumulation of life experiences. The dance is set to music by composers of African descent from Nigeria, Jamaica, Enland and the US, and performed live by Ghanaian American concert pianist William Chapman Nyaho. "Senku," a Fanti term for a keyboard instrument, is titled after Nyaho's CD of the same name. The premiere of Senku joins two full programs of Fagan Favorites, the schedule is as follows: Tuesday October 17th at 7:30 pm. Program A Life:Dark/Light (2005) Senku (2006)**Translation Transition (2002)Wednesday, October 18th at 7:30pm. Program ALife:Dark/Light (2005)Senku (2006)**Translation Transition (2002)Thursday, October19th at 8pm. Program BPrelude (Discipline is Freedom) (1983)Detail: Down Home Also (2003)Touring Jubilee 1924 (1982)Senku (2006)**Mix25 (1996) Friday, October 20th at 8pm Program ALife: Dark/Light (2005)Senku (2006)**Translation Transition (2002)Saturday, October 21st at 2pm. Program BPrelude (Discipline is Freedom) (1983)Detail: Down Home Also (2003)Touring Jubilee 1924 (1982)Senku (2006)**Mix 25 (1996)Saturday, October 21st at 8pm. Program A Life: Dark/Light (2005)Senku (2006)**Translation Transition (2002) Sunday, October 22nd at 2pm. Program A.Life: Dark/Light (2005)Senku (2006)**Translation Transition (2002) Sunday, October 22nd at 2pm. Program A Life: Dark/Light (2005) Senku (2006)**Translation Transition (2002)Sunday, October 22nd at 7:30pm. Program BPrelude (Discipline is Freedom) (1983) Detail: Down Home Also (2003)Touring Jubilee 1924 (1982)Senku (2006)** Mix 25 (1996)Benefit tickets for the Friday, October 29th performance and the following reception at La Belle Via (184 Eight Avenun at 19th Street) cost $150.00 and may be purchased by calling Garth Fagan Dance at 585-454-3260.

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