Garth Fagan Dance, photo by Rosalie O'Connor. Top Row: Bill Ferguson, Norwood Pennewell, Garth Fagan, Wynton Rice, Steve Humphrey, Justus Alicea, Andrew David; Middle Row: Le’Tiger Walker, Natalie Rogers-Cropper, Davente Gilreath, Adriene B. Hodge; Bottom Row: Rishell Maxwell, Sarah Herbert, Vitolio Jeune, Anna Lee, Guy Thorne, J’royce Jata.

Rochester’s world-renowned Garth Fagan Dance presents its exciting 2019 Home Season just in time for the holidays: December 11 – 15 at Nazareth College Arts Center (4245 East Avenue, 14618)’s Callahan Theatre. Six Home for the Holidays performances are: Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 12 at 8 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. A meet-and-greet in the lobby with the entire company will follow each performance.

The company will also present two free lecture/demonstration performances on Thursday, Dec. 12 – one for elementary students and the other for middle/high school students – from the Rochester City School District and other area schools.

“Introducing young people to dance has always been an important part of Garth Fagan’s mission,” explains Bessie Award-winning dancer and GFD School Director Natalie Rogers-Cropper, who narrates the teaching performances. “Not only do arts-in education programs improve students’ academic and life skills, but this may be their first experience with concert dance. It is especially important that this is a diverse company focusing on – but not limited to – dancers of color, and with a mission to reflect and celebrate all cultures."

Tickets to the public performances are $40 (Orchestra), $43 (Orchestra Aisle), and $55 (Premium), and are available at the Nazareth College Arts Center Box Office: in person at 4245 East Ave., by phone at 585-389-2170, or online at

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