The Limón Dance Company has been at the vanguard of American Modern dance since its beginning. It has been hailed by the New York Post as “one of the world’s greatest dance companies.” The Daily Gazette has heralded the choreography of the Limón Dance Company by stating, “The company still carries that indescribable magic that brought it to the forefront of American modern dance so many years ago,” while the “Huffington Post” has proclaimed, “The entire ensemble deserves praise for its light-footed and precise renditions.”
The company was founded by the legendary Jose Limón who was born in Mexico, and moved to New York City in 1928 at the age of 20, where he saw his first dance program. He became an accomplished dancer and choreographer, and in1946 he founded the company that still carries his name. Limón died in 1972, but the company continues to perform his work and incorporate new pieces.
In its first half-century, the company achieved many important milestones. It was the first group to tour under the auspices of the American Cultural Exchange Program (1954) and the first dance troupe to perform at Lincoln Center (1963), and has had the honor of appearing twice at The White House (1967 and 1995). More recently the José Limón Dance Foundation was awarded a 2008 National Medal of Arts, the nation’s highest honor for artistic excellence.
Limited tickets are available for this production.
Season tickets are still available for the Great Performance Series. Season subscriptions are $80 for adults, $65 for senior citizens, and $160 for a family (regardless of the number of children). The subscriptions are such a savings that they are equivalent to seeing two shows for free. Individual tickets are also on sale, and are $18 for regular admission, $13 for senior citizens, and $6 for children 18 and under. Tickets for Hope College students are free.
Tickets are available online at hope.edu/tickets as well as at the ticket office in the Events and Conferences Office located downtown in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center (100 E. Eighth St.). The ticket office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890.
More information about the season may be obtained online by visiting hope.edu/gps/.
The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. Eighth St.