Acclaimed for dramatic expression, technical mastery, and expansive yet nuanced movement, Limón Dance Company is under the new artistic direction of Colin Connor and perpetuates the timelessness of José Limón’s work and vision. “Performing with luscious spontaneity” (The New York Times), Limón Dance Company brings Limón’s Chaconne, The Moor’s Pavane, and beloved A Choreographic Offering, with special archival footage of José Limón performing at the Pillow, as well as Connor’s Corvidae set to composer Philip Glass and Kate Weare’s Night Light.
Today, the company represents a changing “definition of humanity” with a “new kind of rawness” (Dance Magazine).
A vanguard of American modern dance since its inception in 1946, Limón Dance Company is a thriving legacy of José Limón and his mentors Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman, whose innovative works revolutionized dance in America. After making their Pillow debut in 1946, the company achieved considerable fame and recognition, known for being the first modern group to outlive its founder.
Under new direction for the first time in 40 years, Colin Connor discusses leading the way forward for the Limón Dance Company in this PillowTalk.
Related videos on Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive:
José Limón performing Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías from 1946
Limón Dance Company in Orfeo from 1997
Programming subject to change.
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT Limón Dance Company
“…Suddenly they looked more like today…Perhaps under the direction of new Artistic Director, Colin Connor, the definition of humanity in the Limon Company is changing…to renew a kind of rawness that Limon had in 1959.”
“The Limón company dancers look terrific, committed to making accuracy seem like a full-bodied necessity of life… And, lord, how they fly!”
“ …the dancers performed with a luscious spontaneity. Limón’s works can creep into a labored piousness; this was alive.”
The New York Times
Limón Dance Company
At Jacob’s Pillow: Aug 8 - Aug 12