The licensing process begins with your interest in acquiring a Limón work. Once you contact us, we can provide a catalogue of dances and a videotape of excerpts, as well as further information on specific works. We will also discuss the suitability of the Limón repertory for your performing group, considering style, size, and other factors.
After these preliminary discussions, we will prepare a contract and determine a schedule based on your needs and those of the reconstruction. The amount of time it takes to stage a dance varies with the work and the company or ensemble that is licensing it. Whenever possible, the reconstructor will teach Limón Technique in conjunction with the staging—this profoundly alters the dancers’ understanding of the work, and the performance quality.
The staging process draws upon the reconstructor’s personal experiences with the Limón tradition and uses archival films and videotapes, audiotapes, photographs, original notes on the dances. We supply a tape of the music for rehearsal purposes—you are responsible for making licensing arrangements. You are also responsible for costumes and lighting, but the reconstructor, as the representative of the Limón tradition and organization, contributes artistic advice for the production. At the conclusion of the licensing period, we request a videotape of your company or ensemble’s performance for our archives.
For more information, please refer to the sections on licensing for Companies or for Schools.