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THE JOSÉ LIMÓN INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL October 13-25 at The Joyce Theater

by Audrey Ross
October 13, 2015
The Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue (at the corner of 19th Street)
New York, NY 10011
212-242-0800
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 Staatsballett of Munich 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.

The Limón Dance Company and guests will appear in four different programs, three performances each. The invited schools will perform two different programs, also two performances each. All works have been staged by authorized Limón reconstructors, including Company Artistic Director Carla Maxwell, Sarah Stackhouse, Jennifer Scanlon, Gary Masters, Nina Watt, Kristen Foote, Roxane D'Orleans Juste, and Stephen Pier.

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.

www.limon.org

GUEST COMPANIES

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

The Next Generation Programs and the Limón Project Directors

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

REPERTORY

"Mazurkas" (1958)
Limón Dance Company (Program A) and sjDanceco (Program C)

"Dialogues" (1951) Limón Dance Company

"The Exiles" (1950) Bayerisches Staatsballett

"Missa Brevis" (1958)
Limón Dance Company

"The Unsung" (1970)
Royal Danish Ballet dancers Charles Andersen, Gabor Baunloch, and Gregory Dean joining the Limon Dance Company

"The Moors Pavane" (1949)
Limón Dance Company

"The Winged" (1966)
Limón Dance Company

"Carlota" (1972) Limón Dance Company

"There is a Time" (1956) American Repertory Ballet

"Orfeo" (1972) Limón Dance Company

"Chaconne" (1942) CoreoArte

"Dances for Isadora" (1971)
Limón Dance Company

"The Traitor" (1954) Limón Dance Company

PROGRAMS

Program A - October 13 & 14 at 7:30 PM; October 15 at 8 PM
* "Mazurkas" - Limón Dance Company
* "The Moor's Pavane" - Limon Dance Company
* "Missa Brevis" - Limón Dance Company

Program B - October 16 & 17 at 8 PM; October 18 at 2 PM
* "The Unsung" - Limón Dance Company joined by dancers from the Royal Danish Ballet
* "The Moor's Pavane" - Limón Dance Company
* "The Winged" - Limón Dance Company

Program C - October 20 & 21 at 7:30 PM; October 22 at 8 PM
* "Mazurkas" - sjDANCEco
* "Carlota" - Limón Dance Company
* "There is a Time" - American Repertory Ballet

Program D - October 23 & 24 at 8 PM; October 25 at 2 PM
* "Orfeo" - Limón Dance Company
* "Chaconne" - CoreoArte
* "Dances for Isadora" - Limón Dance Company
* "The Traitor" - Limón Dance Company

SCHOOL PERFORMANCES

Program 1 - October 17 at 2 PM; October 18 at 7:30 PM
* "Concerto Grosso" (trio) (1945) - The Juilliard School
* "Psalm" (1967) - The Hartt School/University of Hartford
* "Mazurkas" (suite) (1958) - NYU Tisch School of the Arts
* "A Choreographic Offering" (suite) (1964) - Instituto Sinaloense de Cultura and University of Taipei

Program 2 - October 24 at 2 PM; October 25 at 7:30 PM
* "Concerto Grosso" (for 9 dancers) (1945) - The University of North Carolina School of the Arts
* "The Winged" (excerpts) (1966) - Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre
* "The Unsung" (1970) - University of Arizona
* "There is a Time" (1956) - Southern Methodist University

October 13-25
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Tickets: $10-$60
Reservations: 212.242.0800 or www.joyce.org
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