Limón Dance Company delivers FREE Performance at Bryant Park
Limón Dance Company
LIMÓN DANCE COMPANY
Bryant Park | Monday, August 16 at 7pm
FREE Outdoor Performance*
The Limón Dance Company, always at the vanguard of American Modern dance, presents two repertory classics: Doris Humphrey’s "Air for the G String" and a Suite from José Limón’s "The Winged”.
Air for the G String
Created by Doris Humphrey in 1928, Air for the G String is a sculptural dance set to Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major. Five women in long Renaissance-like draperies move slowly in procession reflecting the music’s sustained spiritual mood. Inspired by Humphrey’s love for the beauty of the music, the flowing movement and reverential gestures suggest an inner exaltation.
“[Air for the G String] one of the most breathtaking performances. Beauty was everywhere, in every gesture of every draped fold of the women's robes.” — The New York Times
Through movement that resembles the intricate patterns and rhythms of birds in flight, The Winged, transports you to a world of nature that blends with the world of man. Choreographed by José Limón in 1966, the piece possesses an unmatchable sense of beauty and breath. José Limón noted: “The Winged is about you and I and our collective dream that we can fly. We all want to fly…we fly in our imagination, sometimes the wings of our spirit flies, so The Winged, is a metaphor...this work is not about birds, it’s about our obsession with the idea of flight”.
“'The Winged' is a marvelous work, both spacious and delicate – a distillation of what it means to float, to flutter, to soar.” — The Washington Post
The performance also features Music from the Sole, a tap dance and live music company.
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