Press Quotes

“I saw dance as a vision of ineffable power. A man could, with dignity and a towering majesty, dance. Not prance, cavort, do ‘fancy dancing,’ or show-off steps. No: dance as Michelangelo’s visions dance and as the music of Bach dances.”
José Limón

Critical Responses to our 2017 New York Season at The Joyce Theater:

 

“The thirteen dancers embrace the style without the sentimentality that has at times in the past made it feel dated. And their technical and expressive skills bring the Limón choreography to the height of its musicality — here, to the irresistibly danceable music of Bach and Vivaldi — and structure — tightly wedded to that of the music — and the sheer kinetic exuberance the founders had when they were inventing this new style of dancing.” – Solomonsays, Gus Solomons  (Long-time New York Times reviewer)

“…Suddenly they looked more like today…Perhaps under the direction of new Artistic Director, Colin Connor, the definition of humanity in the Limon Company is changing…to renew a kind of rawness that Limon had in 1959.” – Dance Magazine, Wendy Perron

 

“The Limón company dancers look terrific, committed to making accuracy seem like a full-bodied necessity of life… And, lord, how they fly!” – Dance Beat – Arts Journal,  Deborah Jowitt

 

“The dancers performed with a luscious spontaneity…this was alive.” – The New York Times,  Gia Kourlas

 

“The Limón pieces are its backbone. Based on the recent performances, the backbone, supported by the engaged, vibrant, and appealing dancers, is in very good shape.” – Danceviewtimes,  Mary Cargill

 

“Under (Colin Connor’s) new artistic directorship, the Limón Dance Company returned to the Joyce Theater for its annual season in splendid form and with a look of intoxicating danger. With six new dancers joining its roster and an excellent new leader at the helm, that legacy is as secure as ever. After a long drought of excitement, I am intrigued to see what the company does next.” – Dance Enthusiast,  Juan Michael Porter II