Licensing for Companies
Limón’s choreographic works resonate with the human experience. Ranging from dramatic narratives to joyous celebrations to lyrical suites, these masterpieces are a rewarding challenge for dancers and a proven success with audiences around the world.
The reconstructors, many of whom worked with Limón himself, are a unique group of artists. As prominent former Company members, they are a direct link to Limón’s creative process and output, and bring years of performing, teaching, and coaching experience to each staging. In recent years, works have been licensed to the Greek National Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Mikhailovsky Dance Theatre, Phoenix Dance Theater, New York Theatre Ballet and Luna Negra, and have been staged by Alice Condodina, Roxane D’Orléans Juste, Jennifer Scanlon, Sarah Stackhouse, Clay Taliaferro, and Nina Watt.
The length of time required to stage a dance varies with the work chosen and the company acquiring it. A typical staging is accomplished within a 4-5 week intensive residency, and the reconstructor also returns for final rehearsals before the performance if there is a gap between the initial staging and the performances. The reconstructor has full artistic control over the production of the dance and supervises the setting of the work, including the application of the original lighting and costume designs.
Normally, a company acquires a work for three years: performances for the first year are included in the original fee, and performances within the next two years require a royalty payment of $250/performance. The licensing fee includes the reconstructor’s fee, and the host company is responsible for travel, housing, and per diem expenses.
For more information on licensing please contact our licensing director Yasuko Tokunaga.