Garth Fagan Dance
Garth Fagan phoned in May 1991 to inquire about working with us. After a very long conversation (Garth is so intelligent, and so much fun to speak with), he asked my Horoscope sign. “Taurus,” I answered. “Great! My mother was a Taurus. I love Tauruses.” He sounded jubilant; So was I, because I was thrilled to work with him, which we have been doing since that day. The generosity of his laugh and smile, the demonic demands he makes of his dancers (They can balance one foot in foot in relevé, body tilted to the left or right for hours before suddenly spinning like perfect tops on a diagonal across stage), his refusal to do anything that compromises his own art (He turned down the countless offers that followed his Tony-winning choreography for “Lion King”), and his familial loyalty to his dancers are just some of the remarkable qualities that are felt in what results on stage. Garth is beckoned to the stage after the dancers’ many curtains calls. He arrives, always cheerfully dapper and full of pride. After any Fagan show, the dancers materialize outside the Green Room door before the audience is out of its seats: full of smiles and radiant with charm, dressed to the nines, their drop dead gorgeous outfits fitted on to-die-for-bodies. They are always runway ready.
Years: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Art form: Dance