April 28, 1995 in Seven

Fagan Dancers Blend With Native American Theme

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Garth Fagan Dance Company

Location and time: Beasley Coliseum, tonight, 8

Tickets: $20 and $14, $16 and $10 for students, $12 and $8 for children, available at Beasley and the Depot in Pullman, the UI Ticket Express and Albertson’s in Moscow

The internationally known Garth Fagan Dance Company dipped into Native American culture for its latest work, which it will bring to Pullman tonight.

Three excerpts of “Groit New York” will be staged in a program of mixed repertoire at Beasley Coliseum. Fagan, the company’s founder, director, and choreographer, spent two years collaborating with jazz composer Don Pullen. They visited the SalishKootenai Indian Reservation in Montana and the project grew out of that visit.

One of Fagan’s continuing interests is in indigenous people, their art and culture and Native American spirituality.

The world premiere of the work was in Poulson, Mont., April 12.

The program in Pullman contains four dances in addition to the excerpts. The Garth Fagan Dancers’s work traditionally combines AfroCaribbean, ballet and post-modern influences.


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