The José Limón Dance Company

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The José Limón Dance Company
Additional title: Psalm (Choreographic work : Limón)
Additional title: Dances for Isadora (Choreographic work : Limón)
Bernhard, Sue (Dancer)
Carmany, Ginga (Dancer)
Cratty, Bill (Dancer)
Lome, Russell (Dancer)
Maxwell, Carla (Dancer)
May, Jim, 1944- (Dancer)
Scanlon, Jennifer (Dancer)
Solino, Louis (Dancer)
Swinston, Robert (Dancer)
Varone, Doug (Dancer)
Watt, Nina (Dancer)
Limón, José (Choreographer)
Sussman, Stanley (Musician)
Lester, Eugene (Composer)
Munch, Allen (Costume designer)
Nelson, Richard, 1938-1996 (Lighting designer)
Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849 (Composer)
Tomlinson, Charles D (Costume designer)
Kaine, Paul (Lighting designer)
Diamond, Dennis (Director)
Kukil, Bohdan (Director)
José Limón Dance Company (Performer)
American Dance Festival (Presenter)
Maxwell, Carla (Restager)

José Limón Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1979-07-06
Table of Contents
Psalm [excerpts] (1967) (ca. 19 min.) / reconstructed and reworked by Carla Maxwell, 1977 and 1979 ; music, Eugene Lester (commissioned score, revised in 1977) ; costumes, Allen Munch, 1977 ; lighting, Richard Nelson ; danced by Sue Bernhard, Ginga Carmany, Bill Cratty, Russell Lome, Carla Maxwell, Jim May, Jennifer Scanlon, Louis Solino, Robert Swinston, Douglas Varone, Nina Watt. |||| Dances for Isadora (ca. 24 min.) / music, Frédéric Chopin ; costumes, Charles D. Tomlinson ; lighting, Paul Kaine ; cast: Primavera, danced by Nina Watt ; Maenad, danced by Carla Maxwell ; Niobe, danced by Jennifer Scanlon ; La patrie, danced by Risa Steinberg ; Scarf dance [performed without musical accompaniment], danced by Jennifer Scanlon.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9245
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5583 (former)
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Creation/production credits: presented by the American Dance Festival ; choreography by José Limón.
Content: Accompanied by house program.
Creation/production credits: Artistic director, Carla Maxwell ; associate artistic director, Jennifer Scanlon ; musical director, Stanley Sussman.
Venue: Videotaped in performance at Page Auditorium, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, for the American Dance Festival Video Archival Project, on July 6, 1979 ; project director, Dennis Diamond ; coordinating director and cameraperson, Bohdan Kukil.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Videotape reel
Extent: 1 videotape reel (43 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13681544
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 466d2900-7adc-0135-bbdd-07785bdda221
Rights Statement
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  • 1979: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The José Limón Dance Company" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1979.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The José Limón Dance Company" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 24, 2024.

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The José Limón Dance Company