Danzas Mexicanas - Music: Lionel Nowak, original score.
“Danzas Mexicanas”, is a partially lost early choreographed work by José Limón. Developed at a pivotal moment in his career, “Danzas” is a collection of five solos representing historical Mexican figures that reveal Limón’s complicated relationship with his heritage and identity.” --Dante Puleio, Artistic Director, Limón Dance Company
SFDanceworks will present two solos from Danzas this summer in 4 concerts at the ODC Theater in San Francisco. These will be performed by current Limón Company member MJ Edwards, accompanied by the original piano score by American composer Lionel Nowak. The work, which is José’s response to his Mexican heritage, premiered in 1939 at Mills College in Oakland, and restaged by the Joyce Theatre in New York in 2022. Since then it has not been seen outside of New York, and SFDanceworks is the first company to perform these solos apart from the Limón Company.
Thursday, June 29th 7:00pm *Ticketed dress rehearsal
Friday, June 30th 7:00pm *Opening night
Saturday, July 1st 2:00pm
Saturday, July 1st, 7:00pm
Sunday, July 2nd, 2:00pm