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Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present the celebrated Limón Dance Company
02.22.2013 08.00PM
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Limón Dance Company

Friday, February 22, 2013, 8 p.m.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts


Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present the celebrated Limón Dance Company on Friday, Feb. 22.


Tickets are available for $39, $49 or $69 through www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or (480) 499-TKTS (8587).


Acclaimed for its dramatic expression, technical mastery and expansive, yet nuanced movement, the Limón Dance Company illustrates the timelessness of José Limón’s work and vision.

José Limón (1908–1972) was a crucial figure in the development of modern dance. His powerful dancing shifted perceptions of the male dancer, while his choreography continues to bring a dramatic vision of dance to audiences around the world. Born in Mexico, Limón moved to New York City in 1928 after a year at UCLA as an art major. It was here that he saw his first dance program.

In 1946, after studying and performing for 10 years with Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman, Limón established his own company with Humphrey as artistic director. Limón’s choreographic works were quickly recognized as masterpieces and the Limón Dance Company itself became a landmark of American dance.


Now led by Artistic Director Carla Maxwell, Limón Dance Company performs a repertoire of unparalleled breadth that balances classic works with commissions from contemporary choreographers.


Their Scottsdale program will showcase two masterpieces choreographed by José Limón: Mazurkas from 1958 with music by Frédéric Chopin, and the company’s signature work, The Moor’s Pavane (Variations on a Theme of Othello) from 1949 with music by Henry Purcell.


The company also will perform the 2012 work Come with Me, a collaboration between world-renowned Cuban composer and musician Paquito D’Rivera and Rodrigo Pederneiras, the principal choreographer of Grupo Corpo, Brazil’s leading contemporary dance company.


This performance is made possible by presenting sponsor Karen and John Voris and supporting sponsor New England Foundation for the Arts.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. Second St. in downtown Scottsdale, four blocks south of Indian School Road and three blocks east of Scottsdale Road. Free parking is available in the public parking garage located to the west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Wells Fargo Avenue. Additional free parking is available at the Old Town Parking Corral at East Second Street and Brown Avenue and at the Civic Center Library parking garage located on Drinkwater Boulevard at East Second Street.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers performance accommodations to enhance audience members’ experience, including: American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation or live audio description with two weeks advance notice. Assistive-listening devices and wheelchair seating are always available. Visit www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or contact the Patron Services Box Office at (480) 499-TKTS (8587) [TDD: (480) 874-4694] for further details. Please inquire about services when ordering tickets.

Attend with family and friends, or bring a group from your business, civic or religious organization. Save $4 per ticket and at least $15 in facility fees when purchasing 10 or more tickets to the same event in one order. Call 480-499-TKTS (8587) for more information and to order tickets. The group organizer also will receive two free tickets ($83 value) to see any one Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel performance.

The Store @ Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers a unique selection of art-related merchandise, including artist-made jewelry, imaginative toys, decorative objects from around the world, unique furnishings for home and office, and music, books and greeting cards. Members receive a 10-percent discount, and gift-wrapping and shipping also are available. Purchases are tax-free and support the programs of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The Store is open seven days a week: Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.; and throughout most evening events. Phone: (480) 874-4644.

One of the premier performing-arts halls in the western United States, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts showcases a diverse season of dance, jazz, classical and world music, theater and film from around the world. More than 1,000 indoor and outdoor performances, educational programs, festivals and other events are presented and hosted at the Center each year serving 200,000+ visitors and contributing substantially to Scottsdale’s high quality of life and vibrant arts scene. The Center’s education and outreach programs reach more than 20,000 children and adults each year. Most performances take place in the state-of-the-art, 853-seat Virginia G. Piper Theater, recognized for its intimacy, superior acoustics and comfort. Additional venues include the 137-seat Stage 2 and neighboring 2,000-capacity Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located on a beautifully landscaped, 21-acre urban park, a short walk from Scottsdale’s Old Town and gallery districts.

The nonprofit Scottsdale Cultural Council manages Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art on behalf of the City of Scottsdale. Scottsdale Cultural Council is supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, which receives support from the State of Arizona and National Endowment for the Arts.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. Second St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Patron Services Box Office: (480) 499-TKTS (8587)
TDD: (480) 874-4694
Web: www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org
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Fax: (480) 874-4699