Illustrated Dance Technique of Jose Limon / Edition 1

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Overview

Providing the principles of dance developed by José Limón, this book gives the historical and physical aspects of his style and approach to dance that will be of interest to dancers, teachers, and students of dance at every level. It includes preparatory exercises that teach the fundamentals of dance, gives a breakdown of essential exercises, and includes a complete class beginning with floor work and progressing to center exercises and across-the-floor combinations.

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“An excellent book and precise in its discussion of technique . . . respectful and affectionate in its treatment of the man.”  —Agnes deMille
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780871272096
  • Publisher: Princeton Book Company
  • Publication date: 3/1/1999
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,012,321
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Lewis was a member of José Limón Dance Company from 1962 to 1974. He has staged works for such companies as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, American Ballet Theatre, the London School of Contemporary Dance, and the Juilliard School. He lives in Miami, Florida.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 8
Foreword 9
Pt. 1 The Beginning
The Art of Jose Limon: A Brief History 12
Pt. 2 The Basics
The Limon Style 34
Definitions and Preparatory Exercises 36
Pt. 3 The Class
About Counts, Meter, Phrasing and Tempo 58
Floor Exercises 61
Center Exercises 74
Across the Floor 136
Ending Class 151
Pt. 4 Repertory
From Missa Brevis 154
Appendixes
Works Choreographed 160
Labanotation 185
Notes 206
Bibliography 207
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