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

A Choreographic Offering by Rosalie O'Connor_0102Curran’s Nocturne for Ancestors offers the company and the audience a deep breath of joy, gratitude, and life in community in this hearkening back to the heart of folk dance, no matter what culture, no matter what age. Kudos to the entire Limón family for this powerful and uplifting continuation of their 68th year!” — Mary Seidman, Eyes on the Arts, 2014

And it was Limón’s celebrated work ‘The Moor’s Pavane’ (1949) that proved the finest choreography of the afternoon. (…) All of Sunday’s cast members were admirable, very finely controlling the dance’s suspense.” — Alistair Macaulay, The New York Times, 2013

The entire ensemble deserves praise for its light-footed and precise renditions, though Kathryn Alter and Belinda Mcguire in particular seemed to positively glow as they delivered their performances.” —HUFFPOST, 2013

Logan Frances Kruger moves through Limón’s formal patterns with silky radiance. Even more than the movement, which hints at character dancing and at times can become too unvarying, the treasure of this dance is how it creates a private universe.” — Gia Kourlas, The New York Times, 2013

The most welcome element of the program that the Limón Dance Company is presenting this week at the Joyce Theater is the way the group dances are performed. The dancers neither condescend to the old works by José Limón, who founded the troupe in 1946, nor present them as if they were the Holy Grail. They perform with a mixture of honest-to-goodness objectivity and what seems like a certain private pleasure.” — Alistair Macaulay, The New York Times, 2012

Kristen Foote, especially, stood out for her sensuous solo, danced like a note from a torch song, looking for someone to love…Dante Puleio’s solo also showed the power of simplicity… The final solo, Kathryn Alter in “The End?”, was magnificent, as she seemed to embody the isolation of madness, unable to make any human contact.” — Dance View Times article by Mary Cargill, 2011

The company still carries that indescribable magic that brought it to the forefront of American modern dance so many years ago.” — Wendy Liberatore Daily Gazette article, 2011

All the performers have a beautiful understanding of Limón’s rich, strong style and the curving gestures that suspend – as in a caught breath – yet acknowledge the pull of the earth.” — Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice, 2010

As long as we lie, hate, envy and betray, Jose Limon’s work will continue to fascinate.” — Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post, 2009

The dance of Limón is for always… a spectacle of the highest artistic level…still the most unique and original American dance company.” — Il Messagerro, Rome, Italy, 2005

This group has a sure formula for success: Bring the classics to life but don’t forget to tackle edgy new work.” — San José Mercury News, 2004