Garth Fagan Dance

Tue Oct 29 - Sun Nov 3

Drawing on the grounded strength of modern dance, the vivacity of Afro-Caribbean dance, and the meticulousness of ballet” (The New York Times), Garth Fagan Dance sustains an over 50-year legacy of sharing unbridled energy and depth with audiences worldwide. Their return to The Joyce brings the New York City premieres of Artistic Director Norwood Pennewell’s The Rite of Spring and Executive Director Natalie Rogers-Cropper’s Life Receding, as well as stirring revivals by the company’s founder, Fagan himself. Pennewell’s The Rite of Spring offers the audience an intimate look into the Shaman class rituals – intended to mold and empower The Chosen One, their newest initiate. Roger-Cropper's Life Receding debuts her premiere work on the company, exploring resilience and the impact of global warming on her native Caribbean islands.

Special Performance

Curtain Chat: Wed, Oct 30