Limón Dance CompanyPresented by Jacob's Pillow
Acclaimed for dramatic expression, technical mastery, and expansive yet nuanced movement, Limón Dance Company is under the new artistic direction of Colin Connor and perpetuates the timelessness of José Limón’s work and vision. Limón Dance Company brings Limón’s Chaconne, The Moor’s Pavane, and beloved A Choreographic Offering, with special archival footage of José Limón performing at the Pillow, as well as Connor’s Corvidae set to composer Philip Glass and Kate Weare’s Night Light.
Today, the company represents a changing “definition of humanity” with a “new kind of rawness” (Dance Magazine).
A vanguard of American modern dance since its inception in 1946, Limón Dance Company is a thriving legacy of José Limón and his mentors Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman, whose innovative works revolutionized dance in America. After making their Pillow debut in 1946, the company achieved considerable fame and recognition, known for being the first modern group to outlive its founder.