June 26, 7:30pm
June 27, 7:30pm
June 27, 1:00pm-$10 Children's Matinee
“The dancers performed with a luscious spontaneity…this was alive.”—The New York Times
In performances of musicality, athleticism, and drama, the contemporary emerges out of the classics with the Limón Dance Company. With the company’s classic works and collaborations with contemporary choreographers, we see how powerful dance of the past and present can invigorate each other and us. The company, celebrating its 75th anniversary, will perform Limón’s classics Psalm and The Moor’s Pavane, an acclaimed work by Kate Weare, and a new work co-commissioned by ADF and the Limón Dance Company by ADF alumni Chafin Seymour.
“…Suddenly they looked more like today…Perhaps under the direction of new Artistic Director, Colin Connor, the definition of humanity in the Limón Company is changing…to renew a kind of rawness that Limón had in 1959.”–Dance Magazine
New Work by Chafin Seymour is co-commissioned by ADF with support from the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Works and the José Limón Dance Foundation. Limón Dance Company’s presentation is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by the Thomas S. Kenan, III Foundation.