APR 19-MAY 1
The Limón Dance Company celebrates its 75th Anniversary Season by sharing José Limón's inspiring life story. In two exciting programs, the company brings five world premieres to The Joyce, including never-before-seen works by Limón. The dancers travel through time with a tour of Mexican history inside the reconstruction 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 score, and his final work never performed by the Company, Beethoven’s "Waldstein" Sonata. 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 strength of the marginalized, 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 today’s generation of dancers to perform his iconic solo Chaconne.