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Wynton Marsalis Septet with Garth Fagan Dance in Brooklyn

Wynton Marsalis Septet with Garth Fagan Dance
Ensemble Wynton Marsalis Septet with Garth Fagan Dance
Date Friday, December 6th, 1991
Time 8:00pm
Event Type World Premiere / Concert
Venue Brooklyn Academy of Music
Address 30 Lafayette Ave
Location Brooklyn, NY, United States
Admission $25-$12

Wynton Marsalis’ first ballet score, “Griot New York,” will premiere today at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival.
Choreographed by Garth Fagan and with sets by sculptor Martin Puryear, the piece is an ultra-modern fusion of Afro-Caribbean dance and classical styles. The title refers to the ancient African tradition of oral history – as kept by a person know as a griot – transposed into the 20th century.

Notes

CHOREOGRAPHER: Garth Fagan
COMPANY: Garth Fagan Dance, Wynton Marsalis Septet
COMPOSER: Wynton Marsalis
COSTUME DESIGNER: Martin Puryear
DANCER: Norwood Pennewell, Natalie Rogers, Steve Humphrey, Valentina Alexander, Chris Morrison, Rebecca Gose, Sharon Skepple, Lavert Benefield, Bill Ferguson, Micha Willis, Bit Knighton, A. Roger Smith, Juel Bedford
LIGHTING DESIGNER: C.T. Oakes
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Wynton Marsalis
MUSICIAN: Wynton Marsalis, Herbert Harris, Wes Anderson, Wycliffe Gordon, Farid Barron, Reginald Veal, Herlin Riley
SET DESIGNER/DECOR: Martin Puryear

BAM commissioning funds provided, in part, by the Mary Flagler Carey Charitable Trust.
Additional program support is provided by The Harkness Foundations for Dance and the BAMCollaborative Arts Council.

Personnel

Setlist

Set I:

  • City Court Dance
  • Bayou Baroque
  • Spring Yaoundé
  • Sand Painting

Set II:

  • Down Under
  • Waltz Detente
  • Orcabessa Sea
  • Highrise Riff