José Limón (Mexican, 1908 – 1972) was born in Culiacán, Mexico, a city on Mexico’s west coast just across the Gulf of California from Cabo San Lucas at the tip of Baja. He came to New York in 1928 to study design, but fell out of art into the New York dance world that spawned Modern Dance as we know it today.
Limón performed a little on Broadway and quickly moved into choreography. A fellowship at Bennington College in Vermont helped him develop as a choreographer.
Limón Dance Company
Limón founded the Limón Dance Company in 1946 with Doris Humphrey as artistic director.
Limón created his most famous work, The Moors Pavane based on Shakespeare’s Othello in 1949. It remains in repertory at American Ballet Theatre.
Limón Dance Company in NYC 2017-2018
Limón presents its 2017 – 2018 NYC season at the Joyce Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan, Tuesday – Sunday, May 8 – 13, 2018.
- Tuesday, May 8 at 7:30 pm
- Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30 pm (curtain chat)
- Thursday, May 10 at 8 pm
- Friday, May 11 at 8 pm
- Saturday, May 12 at 2 pm & 8 pm
- Sunday, May 13 at 2 pm
- Limon’s Missa Brevis 60th anniversary
- Colin Connor’s The Body is a House Without Walls
- Limón’s The Unsung
Limón Dance Company 2018 Tickets
Visiting The Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10011
(at 19th St)
- (1) to 18th St
- (A) (C) (E) to 14th St
- (L) to Eighth Ave
- M20 to 23rd St
- M7 or M14 to 14th St
- M11 to 23rd St
There is an iPark parking garage half a block away at 250 West 19th St.