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The Jerome Robbins Dance Division staff has chosen several titles that are available for check out here at the Library for the Performing Arts. Commemorating the Mexican-American dancer and choreographer José Limón and his company Limón Dance Company, these materials include biographies, critical analysis, and DVD’s featuring performances of The Moor's Pavane, based on Shakespeare's Othello.
- Kenneth Murphy, Library Technical Assistant
Dance in America: a Reader's Anthology by
Call Number: 793.23 D
Publication Date: 2018
This one of a kind anthology features American dance over the past three centuries and the influences that has shaped the art form we know today.
The Modern Dance by
Call Number: 793.28 C
Publication Date: 1966
This book includes essays about José Limón, plus others, as they discuss what dance meant to them. Take a rare glimpse in the mind of José Limón as he puts into words his feelings about modern dance and the art form.
The Illustrated Dance Technique of José Limón by
Call Number: 793.28 L
Publication Date: 1999
For José Limón enthusiasts who want to learn his dance techniques and choreography, this is the book for you. Take a look at the book or practice his remarkable moves!
Dance Is a Moment by
Call Number: B Limon P
Publication Date: 1993
Concentrating on José Limón the dancer and choreographer, this two part work of art focuses on his professional work and personal life.
José Limón : the artist re-viewed by
Call Number: B Limón J
Publication Date: 2000
Take a look at José Limón's life long work and his contributions to modern dance. Each essay provides something new about the prolific dancer and choreographer.
Kirov Stars: Shakespeare Dance Trilogy
Call Number: DVD 793.3 K
Publication Date: 2009
Featuring ballets from William Shakespeare, Kirov stars includes the works by José Limón like Othello (Moor's Pavane).
Three modern dance classics
Call Number: DVD 793.28 T
Publication Date: 2002
Take a look at works that highlight the famous Mexican born dancer. His influence and contribution to modern dance can be seen in his works - Moor's Pavane, The Traitor, The Emperor Jones.
Jose! Born to Dance by
Call Number: J B Limon R
Publication Date: 2005
A 2006 winner of the Tomas Rivera Mexican-American Children's Book Award, Susanna Reichs' playful text and Raul Colons' colorful illustrations brings forth the life of this amazing Mexican born dancer.