Norm & Company: Garth Fagan

(Rochester, NY)- Garth Fagan, founder and artistic director of Garth Fagan Dance, joins WXXI President Norm Silverstein for an episode of Norm & Company, a monthly series where long-time Rochesterians recount fascinating stories about their lives in our community. Fagan shares stories of growing up in Jamaica, his time spent working on The Lion King, and what he loves about Rochester. Norm & Company: Garth Fagan airs Friday, August 22 at 10:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV with an encore on Sunday, August 24 at 3:30 p.m.

Critics have called Garth Fagan “a true original,” “a genuine leader,” and “one of the great reformers of modern dance.” Fagan has worked as artistic director for various companies throughout his career, including The Lion King in 1997. He also served as Assistant Associate Professor at SUNY Brockport from 1972-85, and as a professor from 1985-86 before becoming a Distinguished University Professor in 1986.  

To learn more about the Norm & Company series, visit WXXI.org/normandcompany.

Pictured: Garth Fagan

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