Licensing for Conservatories, Colleges, and Universities
Although the licensing fees for professional dance companies can be substantial, we are committed to sharing the Limón tradition, and consider students the logical heirs. The total cost of a re-staging varies: the licensing fee for colleges is $3,000 (for high schools and academies $2,000), and the remaining costs are determined by the length of the residency or total hours of rehearsal and teaching time. The host institution is responsible for the reconstructor’s fee, travel, per diem, and housing, as well as any production expenses.
The opportunity to learn and perform a Limón work is an inspiring process of discovery for student dancers. Many consider Limón movement the precursor to post-modern release work: Limón’s choreography emphasizes the natural rhythms of fall and recovery and the use of breath and weight. Works available range from large group pieces to solos and duets, and while most of the choreography originally required both male and female dancers, we are flexible when considering educational settings.
Our reconstructors are an exceptional group of artists. These individuals offer not only their tremendous expertise, but also their warmth and humanity to students. Many schools combine the acquisition of a work with a schedule of master classes, which enhances both the learning process and the performances. Students at colleges and universities across the United States have worked with Risa Steinberg, Sarah Stackhouse, Ann Vachon, Gary Masters, Alice Condodina, Brenna Monroe Cook, Nina Watt, and others. The University of Minnesota, Barnard College, Bryn Mawr College, the University of Florida, Emory University, The Juilliard School, Boston Conservatory and Long Island University are a few of the schools that have licensed a Limón dance in recent years.
For more information on licensing please contact our licensing director Yasuko Tokunaga.