City College Center for the Arts + Jose’ Limón Dance Foundation ~ Limón Dance Company in Harlem

 

 

Jesse Obremski and Kathryn Alter in The Moor’s Pavane.  Image courtesy Limon Dance Co

The choreographer Jose’ Limón and the Limón Dance Company will bring two of their  most acclaimed works to Harlem on Tuesday, October 24th, performing at City College Center for the Arts (CCCA).

An evening of dance, celebrating new works from three rising stars of the dance world, will be presented by City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) and the Jose’ Limón Dance Company.  Jose’ Limón has a deep connection to New York, where he studied under the tutelage of Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman at Weidman’s studio,  Expression of Two Arts Theater.  He went on to found the Limón Dance Company in 1946, establishing himself as a trailblazer, introducing new techniques and choreographing pieces that have become standards of American dance today.

Jesse Obremski and Elise Drew Leon in A Chroeographic Offering.  Image courtesy of Limon Dance Co

Two of Limón’s most celebrated works will be performed ~ The Moor’s Pavane: Variations on the Theme of Othello (premiered in August 1949) and A Choreographic Offering (premiered in August 1964), set to music by J.S. Bach.  This work was created as a tribute to Limón’s mentor, Doris Humphrey, who later in life, served as Artistic Director for the Jose’ Limón Company, and passed away in 1958 in New York.

Providing a platform for emerging talent, the Limón Dance Company will also present bold new dance works by Adam Barruch, Rosie Herrera and Yin Yue.

Kathryn Alter and Ross Karen in A Choreographic Offering.   Image courtesy of Limon Dance Co.

This is the company’s first public performance in Harlem, following the group’s move to the Everett Center for the Performing Arts on West 152nd Street two years ago.

The Limón Dance Company will perform on Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00pm at City College Center for the Arts, Aaron Davis Hall located at 129 Convent Avenue – West 135th Street and Convent Avenue.

Purchase tickets here.

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