Reaching 40 is a milestone, but Garth Fagan Dance had no trouble hurtling over the hill. The dance troupe based out of New York — and founded/choreographed by Jamaican native Garth Fagan — draws inspiration from Afro-Caribbean, ballet and post-modern dance techniques. Mid-air splits and flowing moves combine with body language and music for a deeper construct that goes beyond footwork by venturing into contemplative territory. $24. March 31, 7:30 p.m.; April 1-2, 8 p.m.; April 3, 3 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.