Limon Company Reviews and Gala News


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News, reviews and GALA info
Reviews from Baruch College Performance
Paula Lobo for The New York Times
Paula Lobo for The New York Times

New York Times Review
Homage to Spirit of Poland’s People
José Limón Company at Baruch Performing Arts Center

“There’s little heavy-handed or overtly heroic about this sweeping piece. “Mazurkas,” seen Wednesday night and featuring the pianist Vanessa Perez, is about dancing, and the unaffected ease with which the current Limón members approach the material shows the movement without the detrimental coating of too much feeling. Still, revivals are tricky; modern dance can look dated with little effort, and at times the presentational style of “Mazurkas,” a 10-section piece staged by Sarah Stackhouse, goes to a time-capsule place. Its technical and unpretentious full-bodied movement is the draw.”
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Broadway World Review
BWW Reviews: Jose Limon Dance Company Still Inspires at Baruch Performing Arts After 67 Years

“In 2008, the José Limón Dance Foundation was awarded our country’s highest honor for artistic excellence, the National Medal of Arts. Rightly so, for this historic company is world renowned for adding bricks and mortar to the foundation of American modern dance. Under the guidance of his mentor, Doris Humphrey, Limón founded the José Limón Dance Company in 1946, refining his vision of theatrical modern dance for a post World War II audience that had lived through the great depression and witnessed Europe’s devastation. Long after Limón’s death, with the pioneering idea that a company can continue without its founder, artistic director Carla Maxwell has safe guarded and preserved his works, giving us the opportunity to see and appreciate them in 2013. I’m glad to report that 67 years later the company is still entertaining, inspiring and respected by a wide range of audiences.”
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Huffington Post Review
Pole Dancing With the Jose Limón Company

“The Jose Limón Company has always been a class act. Under Carla Maxwell’s capable leadership, it has marshaled its strength end energy long after the passing of its founder, continuing to present his work, as well as new pieces, with integrity and grace. At the Baruch Performing Arts Center on January 19, the company danced a revival of Limon’s 1958 Mazurkas, set to music by Frédéric Chopin. These turned out to be as sweet, lyrical, and perfectly thought-out an adaptation of a traditional dance form as I have seen by any modern choreographer.”
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Danceviewtimes Review
Limón Plus One

“‘The Moor’s Pavane’ is much more familiar, and in a way, probably harder to dance, since these dancers must compete with so many other performances…The moment of awed silence as the work ended was a tribute to its power.”
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GALA SAVE THE DATE!

JOSÉ LIMÓN DANCE FOUNDATION 2013 GALA
April 29th

Honoring:
ANGÉLICA FUENTES TÉLLEZ
CEO and Shareholder of Grupo Omnilife-Chivas
ANGEL SANCHEZ
CEO, Angel Sanchez USA Inc and world renowned fashion designer
DANIEL LEWIS
Founding Dean of Dance, New World School of the Arts

Gala Co-Chairs: Juan Pablo del Valle and David Cohen

CAPITALE
130 Bowery, New York City, 7 PM

AFTER PARTY @ CASA MEZCAL

COCKTAILS, DINNER, LIMON DANCE COMPANY PERFORMANCES, DANCING, AUCTION,
AND MORE SUPRISES…

TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS CLICK HERE!
FORMAL INVITATIONS WILL BE SENT OUT THE FIRST WEEK OF MARCH.

The José Limón Dance Foundation, Inc. is supported with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional support is generously provided by the following institutions: J.P.MORGAN CHASE; Southwest Airlines; New England Foundation for the Arts with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; The O’Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation; Henry and Lucy Moses Fund; Mex-Am Cultural Foundation, Inc.; The Shubert Foundation; The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; Jerome Robbins Foundation; Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation; Harkness Foundation for Dance; Daisy Foundation, an advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation; HOMEX; Deutsche Bank; Frances Alexander Family Fund; Coleccion CIAC; d’expósito & Partners; Highresolution Printing and The Gladys Delmas Foundation.

 

 

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