A tall, slim man walks onto the stage and swings one leg into the air. He holds that balance for an astonishingly long time, erupts into a flurry of a turn, and flips his hands lightly in the air, as if brushing the whole virtuosity business away. Then he folds into a leisurely somersault, and rises to balance again. You'd be surprised how many dance-lovers would know that the choreographer was Garth Fagan; his style may nod unapologetically to classic modern dance, Afro-Caribbean style, and ballet, but it's definitely distinctive. Fans of the company that's been based in Rochester for 38 years could also guess that the man with the mile-long legs was Norwood Pennewell, Fagan's assistant and his muse for a... More >>>