Dance Is A Moment
A Portrait of José Limón in Words and PictureseBook - 1993
Dance is a Moment captures Lim#65533;n's personality and achievements through a combination of narrative, direct quotations and stunning photography. The portrait is divided according to the spheres of his life: Part I, Life, is biographical and traces Lim#65533;n from revolution-torn Mexico to New York. Part II, Work, focuses on Lim#65533;n's choreographic process, taking the reader from the germ of a dance idea through to the performance. Lim#65533;n's masterpiece There is a Time is used as the case-study. The book focuses on Lim#65533;n's relationships with his dancers, the composer Norman Dello Joio, his wife, costume designer Pauline Lawrence Lim#65533;n and his mentor and artistic director, Doris Humphrey. Performance and behind-the-scenes photographs of the original cast illustrate the rehearsals and premiere. Intimate reminiscences of Lim#65533;n recalled by Charles Woodford bracket Life and Work, fully fleshing out this revealing portrait. The photographs--many never before published--depict Lim#65533;n's personal life and professional career as a dancer. Jos#65533; Lim#65533;n (1908-1972) was the foremost male modern dancer of his era (1940-1960s). He began dancing with the Humphrey-Weidman Company, then went on to lead his own company and to choreograph dances of brilliance and high drama. His company and school survive as testimony to Lim#65533;n's significant contributions to and influences within the modern dance community. Includes 52 illustrations.
Publisher: Pennington, NJ : Princeton Book Co., c1993
Branch Call Number: GV1785.L515 P65 1993x
Characteristics: xv, 93 p. (online resource) : ill. ; 28 cm