Limon International Dance Festival Set for Joyce Theater, 10/13-25

For more than fifty years, works by José Limón have been performed by companies around the world, including the Royal Danish Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Paris Opera Ballet, Bayerisches Staatsballet, and more. Now, approaching the Company's 70th Anniversary, the José Limón Dance Foundation will bring to New York professional companies and important schools from abroad and the U.S. for a Grand Celebration of the works of the legendary choreographer, for two weeks, October 13 - 25, 2015 at the Joyce Theater.

Founded in 1946 by José Limón and Doris Humphrey, the Limón Dance Company has been at the vanguard of American Modern Dance since its inception and maintains its standing as one of the world's greatest Modern Dance companies. The dances selected for the Festival reflect a span of Limón's creative output over the years, as well as the timelessness and humanity so cherished in his body of work.

Guest Companies

ROYAL DANISH BALLET / Copenhagen, Denmark Nikolaj Hubbe, Director
BAYERISCHES STAATSBALLET / Munich, Germany Ivan Liska, Director
COREOARTE / Caracas, Venezuela Noris Ugeuto, Director
sjDANCEco / San Jose, CA Gary Masters, Director
AMERICAN REPERTORY BALLET / Princeton, NJ Douglas Martin, Director

School Programs and Limon project directors

Canadian Children's Dance Theater / Toronto, Canada Deborah Lundmark, Director
The Hartt School / West Hartford, CT Stephen Pier/Nina Watt, Directors
The Juilliard School / New York City, NY Lawrence Rhodes, Director
National Institute of the Arts / New Taipei, Taiwan Ruping Wang, Director
Tisch School of the Arts at NYU/ New York City, NY Sean Curran, Director
North Carolina School of the Arts / Winston-Salem, NC Sean Sullivan, Director
Southern Methodist University / Dallas, Texas Patty Delaney, Director
Sinaloa Dance School / Sinaloa, Mexico Hector Chavez, Director
University of Arizona / Tucson, AZ Doug Nielsen, Director

Repertory

Mazurkas Program A by the Limón Dance Company and Program C by sjDanceco
Dialogues Limón Dance Company
Exiles Bavarian State Ballet
Missa Brevis Limón Dance Company augmented by Juilliard Dance
The Unsung artists from the Royal Danish Ballet joining the Limón Dance Company
The Moors Pavane Limón Dance Company
The Winged Limón Dance Company
Carlota Limón Dance Company
There is a Time American Repertory Ballet
Orfeo Limón Dance Company
Chaconne CoreoArte
Dances for Isadora Limón Dance Company
The Traitor Limón Dance Company



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