Joyce Theater

The Limón Dance Company celebrates its 75th Anniversary Season by sharing José Limón's inspiring life story. In two exciting programs, the company brings to The Joyce three Limón works as they have never been seen before and two world premieres, as well as modern dance classics. The dancers travel through time with a tour of Mexican history inside the thoroughly researched reimagination of Limón’s first major solo, Danzas Mexicanas. Further exploring ideas of legacy, the company revisits Doris Humphrey’s glorious Air for the G String, and introduces Limón’s masterpiece Psalm with the original music. Limón’s final work, Waldstein Sonata, is performed by the Company for the first time, as set to Beethoven's original score. Celebrating today's voices, a new commission by Burkina Faso’s Olivier Tarpaga, whose early life experiences echoes those of Limón’s and explores the resilience of the human spirit , takes the stage. In a new work, Mexico’s emerging talent Raúl Taméz brings to life stories of the colonization of Mexico's Indigenous peoples. Lastly, to honor Limón as the greatest dancer of his time, the company invites preeminent dancers of today's generation to perform his iconic solo Chaconne

Curtain Chat: Wed, Apr 20

Family Matinee: Sat, Apr 23 at 2pm

Read the Program

Program A (Week 1) Program B (Week 2)

Air for the G String (1928)

Choreography: Doris Humphrey

Waldstein Sonata (1971/1975)

Choreography: José Limón, completed by Dr. Daniel Lewis 

Psalm (1967)

Choreography: José Limón

Danzas Mexicanas (1939/2022)

Choreography: José Limón 

Chaconne (1942)

Choreography: José Limón

Migrant Mother (2022)*

Choreography: Raúl Tamez 

Only One Will Rise (2022)

Choreography: Olivier Tarpaga

*Mature Audience Advisory: This work contains violence, partial nudity, and adult themes. 

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Running Time

Program A: Approximately 1 hour and 41 minutes including one intermission; Program B: Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes with no intermission.

April 19—May 1 The Joyce in Chelsea

Limón Dance Company

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