Limón Dance Company and The City College Center for the Arts present Experience the Legacy: Limón Dance Company

Limón Dance Company and The City College Center for the Arts present Experience the Legacy: Limón Dance Company

Limón Dance Company (LDC), in collaboration with The City College Center for the Arts (CCCA), presents Experience the Legacy: Limón Dance Company on Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17, 2024 at 7pm at the City College of New York’s Aaron David Hall, Marian Anderson Theater, 129 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street, NYC. Tickets are $35 ($10 for students and seniors) and are available here.

Join Limón Dance Company and Limón2 at Aaron Davis Hall for a celebration of José Limón’s legacy through three of his greatest works: Missa Brevis, a poignant tribute to human resilience amidst the ruins of war, The Exiles, a virtuosic exploration of displacement and the universal journey toward the unknown, reflecting stories of immigrants and refugees with profound emotional depth, and a suite of There is a Time, Limón’s masterwork drawing from the timeless wisdom of Ecclesiastes, which captures the cyclical nature of human experience, emphasizing the power of community through expressive dance. Under the guidance of Artistic Director Dante Puleio, these performances promise to be a powerful expression of tenacity and humanity, honoring our connection with the Harlem community. 

This exclusive two-night event on May 16 and 17 showcases the enduring legacy of Limón’s message of empathy, hope, and perspective in an era of global conflict and division. In all three works, the themes of spirituality and being an “outsider looking in” emerge as a call to peace, perseverance, and acceptance. Witness the transformation from a historic company into a dynamic force of creative energy and secure your seats to be part of a movement that transcends time. The Limón Dance Company at Aaron Davis Hall is not just a performance; it’s a testament to the power of dance to connect, uplift, and inspire.

Founded in 1946 by José Limón and Doris Humphrey, the Limón Dance Company (LDC) has been at the vanguard of American Modern dance since its inception and is considered one of the world’s greatest dance companies. Choreographer and dancer José Limón is credited with creating one of the world’s most important and enduring dance legacies— an art form responsible for the creation, growth and support of modern dance in this country. Acclaimed for its dramatic expression, technical mastery and expansive, yet nuanced movement, the Limón Dance Company illustrates the timelessness of José Limón’s work and vision. The Company’s repertory, which includes classic works in addition to new commissions from contemporary choreographers, possesses an unparalleled breadth and creates unique experiences for audiences around the world.

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