As a young man, José Limón witnessed the violence of the Mexican Revolution, and then left his home to come to the United States. Once here he worked hard to realize his American dream to become a dancer. This fascinating book explores the essence of his struggle and examines his work as a choreographer, which drew upon his cultural heritage, European literature and music and the work of his famous dance mentors Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman. Limon's most famous dance, The Moor's Pavane, based on Shakespeare's Othello, is a classic modern dance choreography and is still performed by ballet and modern dance companies throughout the world, including the Limon Dance Company.
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Finding His Place in Dance 15
Creating the Jose Limon
Recognition at Home
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