skip navigation | text only | accessibility | site map
Limon Dance Company (Photo of Limón Dance Company)

Limón Dance Company

Acclaimed for its dramatic expression, technical mastery, and nuanced movement, the company channels its founder's work and vision.

This event has already closed.
Please use the event calendar to search for current events.

About

Carla Maxwell, Artistic Director

For nearly 60 years, Limón Dance Company has championed the pioneering movement technique and philosophy of theater developed by Mexican-American choreographer José Limón and his mentors, Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman. Renowned for his powerful masculine dancing, Limón created amazingly athletic works that celebrate the grandeur of the human spirit and draw from a lush diversity of sources, including Shakespeare's Othello, Milton's Paradise Lost, Mexican fiestas, Native American culture, Greek mythology, ancient Judaism, and the music of Beethoven and Bach. Through the years, the company has also commissioned modern masterpieces from many other dance masters, among them Donald McKayle, Anna Sokolow, and Jiri Kylián.

Part of the Kennedy Center AmericArtes festival in 2003, the company was hailed by the Washington Post for its "superbly trained, highly expressive dancers and deeply felt works." Limón Dance Company returns for the 2005–2006 season with a mixed-repertory program that includes Jirí Kylian's Evening Songs, José Limón's Suite from a Choreographic Offering, and two world premieres: Lar Lubovitch's Recordare and company member Jonathan Riedel's The Ubiquitous Elephant, inspired by the writings and illustrations of Edward Gorey, a master of dark humor. 

PROGRAM:
Evening Songs (Kylian/Dvorák)
The Ubiquitous Elephant (Riedel/various)
Suite from a Choreographic Offering (Limón/Bach)
INTERMISSION
Recordare (Lubovitch/Goldenthal)

PERFORMANCE PLUS™ free post-performance discussion
immediately following the Nov. 2 performance, free with your ticket.

"Exhilaratingly alive"
--The New York Times

"Fervent, gripping dance"
--New York Newsday
All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.

Group of 20 or more? Group Sales offers special terms and discounts for most performances.

This event has already closed.

Please use the event calendar to search for current events.

Loading...