Limón Dance Company

Performance Details


Celebrating its 75th anniversary season, the Limón Dance Company makes its Festival debut this summer. A titan of American modern dance since its founding in 1946, the company is acclaimed for its dramatic expression, technical mastery, and expansive, yet nuanced movement. Repertory will include Limón’s Psalm, Doris Humphrey’s Air for the G String, and Limón’s legendary solo Chaconne which will be danced by New York City Ballet soloist, and 2022 Festival Artist-In-Residence, Roman Mejia, joined by acclaimed violinist Johnny Gandelsman.

Generously Underwritten by Priscilla Brewster.


The Waldstein Sonata 
Music: Ludwig Van Beethoven, Piano Sonata no 21 in C Major, Opus 53 (1803-1804) 
Choreography: José Limón, Daniel Lewis 
Dancers: [Limón Dance Company] Joey Colmbus, MJ Edwards, Mariah Gravelin, Deepa Liegel, Nicholas Ruscica, Frances Lorraine Samson, Jessica Sgambelluri, Robert M Valdez, Jr. 
Pianist: Cameron Grant

Music: J.S. Bach, Chaconne from Partitia #2 in D Minor for Unaccompanied Violin 
Choreography: José Limón 
Dancer: Roman Mejia

Air for the G String 
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach, suite no. 3 in D Major, “Air” 
Choreography: Doris Humphrey 
Dancers: Mariah Gravelin, Deepa Liegel, Jessica Sgambelluri, Savannah Spratt, Lauren Twomley

Music: Eugene Lester 
Choreography: José Limón 
Dancers: The Burden Bearer: Nicholas Ruscica; Expiatory Figures: Mariah Gravelin, Savannah Spratt, Lauren Twomley; Psalmists: The Company

Casting and repertory are subject to change.

Photo credit: Limón Dance Company performs A Choreographic Offering. Choreography by José Limón. Photo by Peter Cai.

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