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Limón, José

Overview
Works: 622 works in 846 publications in 5 languages and 8,715 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Film adaptations  Pictorial works 
Roles: Choreographer, Dancer, Author, Director, Performer, Contributor, Honoree, Lyricist, Artist, Writer of accompanying material, Interviewee, Speaker, Teacher , Composer, Depicted
Classifications: GV1783, 792.8028092
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Most widely held works about José Limón
 
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Three modern dance classics by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation( Visual )
9 editions published between 1957 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three of the most famous works by the Mexican-American choreographer, Jose Limon. Moor's Pavane: Generally considered to be one of the great masterworks of modern dance, Limon distills the legend of Othello into a one-act drama. The Traitor: Against a music score of violence, passion and tenderness the tragedy of Judas is portrayed as if it were taking place in modern times. The Emperor Jones: Based upon the play by Eugene O'Neill wherein a fugitive from a chain gang sets himself up as the ruler of an island domain
Immigration and the border politics and policy in the new Latiino century ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Limón a life beyond words ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Revolutionary modern dancer and choreographer José Limón (1908-1972) was a crucial figure in the development of modern dance: his powerful dancing shifted perceptions of the male dancer, while his choreography continues to bring a dramatic vision of dance to audiences around the world. This film combines interviews with family members and colleagues, archival photographs, and archival and contemporary performances to present his life and major works in the context of the times. Limón was a man who dealt with his bi-conflicts through his art. Excerpts from productions beautifully filmed in the fifties include "The Moor's Pavane," "The Traitor," and "Emperor Jones."
José Limón & Company ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
José Limón and his company of dancers perform excerpts from dances choreographed by Doris Humphrey and Limón himself
José Limón technique as taught by Daniel Lewis ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
José Limón pioneered a modern dance technique that has become the basis for an entire dance generation. This program presents in-depth instruction in the Limón technique. It details step-by-step progression featuring front and side views of 36 essential exercises
Shakespeare dance trilogy ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three of Shakespeare's dramas are interpreted in this trilogy of one-act ballets danced by stars of the Kirov Ballet. Filmed on location at a medieval castle
Jose Limon and dance company ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program of six dances includes Limón talking about the ways in which dance can communicate ideas
Emperor Jones ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1972 and 2005 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A highly theatrical dance work based on Eugene O'Neill's play, "Emperor Jones" was choreographed in 1956 by José Limón. The cast is led by Clay Taliaferro and Edward DeSoto. The first film is an edited version with close-ups and the second is a record version of the same performance showing the entire stage
José Limón an unfinished memoir by José Limón( )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annotation Both as a dancer and a choreographer, Jose Limon electrified audiences from the1930s to the 1960s. With his striking looks and charismatic presence, he was American modern dance's first male star. Born in Culiacan, Mexico, in 1908, the eldest of twelve children, he came to the United States when he was seven. In 1928, after a year at UCLA as an art major, he left for New York. Here, he attended his first modern dance concert and discovered his destiny.He spent the 1930s with the Humphrey-Weidman group. Then, in the 1940s, after a stint in the army, and with Doris Humphrey as artistic advisor, he formed one of the outstanding modern dance companies of the postwar era. His greatest works -- The Moor's Pavane, La Malinche, The Traitor, A Choreographic Offering, There is a Time, Missa Brevis -- extolled a humanism that endeared them to audiences the world over. Although Limon died in 1972, all these dances remain in the Limón Dance Company's active repertory.This memoir was commissioned by Wesleyan University Press in the late 1960s. Left unfinished at the time of Limon's death, it stands on its own as a Joycean account of the coming of age of an unusually perceptive dance artist. Limon writes with eloquence of his Mexican childhood. And of the numerous figures he memorializes, from Martha Graham to Jose Covarrubias, none is more luminously evoked than Doris Humphrey, the "goddess," "nymph," and "caryatid" of his life. Sensitively edited by Lynn Garafola, the book includes a complete list of Limón's works, richly informative notes, rare photographs, and a detailed bibliography. This is the single most important book on Limón and a riveting memoir of modern dance during its golden age
Jose Limon Emperor Jones (1956) ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two performances of Jose Limon's choreographic work Emperor Jones, which was based on the novel by Eugene O'Neill
Introduction to Emperor Jones ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A highly theatrical dance work based on Eugene O'Neill's play, "Emperor Jones" was choreographed in 1956 by José Limón. The cast is led by Clay Taliaferro and Edward DeSoto
Les Ballets américains de Ruth Page, Bentley Stone, José Limón by Serge Lido( Book )
4 editions published between 1950 and 1951 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
José Limón technique by Daniel Lewis( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
José Limón pioneered a modern dance technique that has become the basis for an entire dance generation. This program presents in-depth instruction in the Limón technique. It details step-by-step progression featuring front and side vies of 36 essential exercises
Composing a dance by José Limón( Book )
2 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Limón Dance Company by José Limón Dance Company( Visual )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Promotional videotape, consisting of excerpts from five works in the company's repertory
La Malinche ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1962 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary on choreographer José Limón and his work La Malinche, including interviews with performers and dance scholars, and a performance of La Malinche by the José Limón Dance Company
The modern dance seven statements of belief by Selma Jeanne Cohen( Book )
6 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seven statements of belief by Jose Limon, Anna Sokolow, Erick Hawkins, Donald McKayle, Alwin Nikolais, Pauline Koner, and Paul Taylor
The Moor's pavane ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1951 and 1975 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The basic story of the Moor, Othello, presented in dance form through many variations, shows the destructive power of jealousy. The choreography features the Renaissance style of dance to coordinate with the story, music and costumes
José Limón Dance Company ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1967 and 1989 in English and French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Day on earth ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a 1972 performance of Doris Humphrey's 1947 pastoral dance work of the same title, featuring Juilliard student dancers Peter Sparling, Jane Gilber, Ann de Gange, and Elizabeth Haight. Without narration
 
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Alternative Names
Limón, José
Limón, José Arcadio 1908-1972
Languages
English (147)
French (6)
Spanish (2)
German (1)
Russian (1)
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