Choreographer of Broadway’s The Lion King Comes to Concert Hall

Posted: February 17, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

For nearly 30 years, Garth Fagan has choreographed works “marked by an ingenious, highly original approach to movement and music,” according to the Chicago Sun-Times. His dancers “move as if they were born speaking Fagan’s language and they love the feel of it on their bodies,” says Vogue. Fagan and his company arrive at the Concert Hall on Friday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. for one performance only. An artistic discussion is held 45 minutes before the performance on the Concert Hall’s Grand Tier.

The evening’s program includes some of the choreographer’s most critical successes, such as his familiar “Prelude” with its undulating movement to music by Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand) and Max Roach, and pieces Fagan sets to varying music such as Wynton Marsalis juxtaposed with Brahms and jazz works overlaid with sacred music.

Tickets are $25 to $35. To charge tickets by phone, call (703) 218-6500. For more information, visit the Center for the Arts website.

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