Fun facts for teachers & students
Dancer-choreographer Garth Fagan won widespread acclaim thanks to his inventive choreography for The Lion King on Broadway, but early in his career, Fagan made what some might consider a questionable decision. What was it?
a. He financed his company’s trip back to his native Jamaica by covertly charging the airfare and hotel bill to his father’s credit card.
b. He lived alone in a tent for four months in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park to research how animals moved.
c. He lobbied Martha Graham to allow men—himself included—to dance her signature work, Lamentation, in the original costume.
d. He agreed to participate in a celebrity boxing match to finance his work with underprivileged students.