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Exploring the Underworld: The Limón Dance Company at Green-Wood

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May 19, 2023 , 7:00pm 8:30pm

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Courtesy of the José Limón Dance Foundation

Rain Date: Saturday, May 20, 7:00-8:30pm

The internationally acclaimed Limón Dance Company presents an immersive and unforgettable experience set amid Green-Wood’s historic landscape. Beloved works from the company’s repertoire, reflecting themes of death, remembrance, and the celebration of life, have been specially selected for this first-ever performance at the Cemetery.

Price: $40, and $35 for members.

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The highlight of the evening is Orfeo, a powerful retelling of the Greek classic about loss and the boundless potential of love, choreographed in 1972 by Limón as an ode to his late wife, Pauline Lawrence. This unique evening is sure to enthrall long-time dance fans and new audiences alike.

The Limón Dance Company, founded in 1946 by dancer and choreographer José Limón, has been at the vanguard of dance since its inception. The first dance group to tour internationally under the auspices of the State Department, and first modern dance company to perform at Lincoln Center in New York, it has performed twice at The White House. The José Limón Dance Foundation, with Company and Institute, is the recipient of a 2008 National Medal of the Arts. José Limón has a special place in American culture for a social awareness that transcended distinct groups to address how we all search for commonality. His works continue to influence the evolution of the art form with their arresting visual clarity, theatricality, and rhythmic and musical life.

Before Reserving Your Ticket, Please Note:

  • Rain Date Notice: Ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds. In case of inclement weather, tickets will be honored on the rain date: Saturday, May 20, 7- 8:30pm.
  • Location: This program takes place near the Arch at the Main Entrance at Fifth Avenue and 25th Street.
  • Seating: Chairs will be provided but we also encourage attendees to bring blankets for grass seating.