Limon Dance Company Performs Next in “Dance in Albany” Series
ALBANY – The performing arts centers at The Egg and the University at Albany, which jointly present Dance in Albany, are proud to present the next offering in the series – the Limon Dance Company. Born in Culiacan, Mexico, José Limón founded the Limón Dance Company in 1946 with Doris Humphrey. With a legacy still going strong 75 years later, his namesake company will perform at The Egg at the Empire State Plaza on Friday, October 21, 2022 at 8pm.
The Limón Dance Company has been at the vanguard of American modern dance since its inception. Limón is credited with creating one of the world’s most important and enduring dance legacies. Greatly influenced by his Mexican heritage, Limón’s choreography has had significant impact on the creation, growth and support of modern dance in the United States.
Acclaimed for its dramatic expression, technical mastery and expansive, yet nuanced movement, the Limón Dance Company illustrates the timelessness of Limón’s work and vision. The company’s repertory includes classic works in addition to new commissions from contemporary choreographers. Currently led by Artistic Director Dante Puleio, a former member of the company for more than a decade, the company concentrates on celebrating Limón’s historical legacy and reimagining his intention and vision to reflect the rapidly shifting 21st century landscape.
The company’s program will include Doris Humphrey’s Air for the G String along with three works by Limón: Orfeo, Chaconne, and The Waldstein Sonata, the latter being completed after his death in 1972 by then-company member Daniel Lewis.
Tickets for Limón Dance Company are $34 and are available at The Egg Box Office on the Concourse Level of the Empire State Plaza in Albany, by phone at 518-473-1845, and online at www.theegg.org.