A Celebration of Music and Dance
Limon Dance Company and Simon Bolivar National Youth Choir
The Limon Dance Company joins forces with the remarkable Simon Bolivar National Youth Choir - 100 voices from all around Venezuela, here making its U.S. debut - for a performance of Zoltan Kodaly's "Missa Brevis in Tempore Belli" (A Short Mass in Time of War), The score was created by the Hungarian composer as he hid in a church basement during the siege of Budapest at the End of World War II. Jose Limon, following a trip to Europe after the war, was touched by the courage and spirit of the survivors, and was inspired to create this heroic large-ensemble dance. "In the ruins," he wrote, "I found a dance." Act I of the evening will be the Choir in songs by many Venezuelan composers and others. One performance, September 17 at 8 PM at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center.