JOSE LIMON INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL
October 19, 2015
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.
On opening night, the Limon Dance Company proved that life experience is a key element in successfully executing Jose Limon’s noble repertory. Of course there are works that delight in sheer technical abandonment like Mazurkas that featured a particularly lithe Durrell Comedy, but in the Moor’s Pavane, Francisco Ruvalcaba’s gestures—the wide spread palm, weighted kneed bends and focus plumbed the depths of this man’s despair. Smilarly, Roxane D’Orleans Juste goes beyond the steps inside the meaning.
All in all, the dedicated company is looking extremely well rehearsed, and expansive.
This week at the Joyce Theater the programs include a bevy of works. Program C offers Mazurka by sjDACNEco; Carlota (once artistic director Carla Maxwell’s signature piece); and There is a Time with the American Repertory Ballet. Then in Program D the Limon Company performs Orfeo, Dances for Isadora and The Traitor while CoroArte appear in Chaconne.
Program C - October 20 - 22 * Mazurkas - sjDANCEco, * Carlota - Limón Dance Company, * There is a Time - American Repertory Ballet
Program D - October 23 - 25
* Orfeo - Limón Dance Company, * Chaconne - CoreoArte, * Dances for Isadora - Limón Dance Company, * The Traitor - Limón Dance Company
10/20 - 25