The annual “Fall for Dance” takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18-20 and 2 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.
The returning favorite features original choreography by faculty, guest artists and students providing the variety of dance audiences enjoy. The concert will include a historical modern work, “Missa Brevis,” by famed choreographer José Limón.
“This annual concert is one you don’t want to miss!” said Hilary Peterson, associate professor and coordinator of dance at Southeast. “The faculty work includes a mix of classical and contemporary ballet, contemporary jazz, modern dance and aerial arts utilizing a wide variety of music by artists such as Jack Johnson, Astor Piazzolla and Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker.’ The choreography by guest artist José Limón is also extremely powerful.”
Limón was one of the most prominent American choreographers in modern dance. His powerful choreography often focused on human drama, incorporating themes from literature, history or religion. Born in 1908 in Culiacan, Mexico, Limón moved to the United States with his family when he was seven years old. He became interested in dance at the age of 20 after moving to New York City. He founded his own company in 1946 and choreographed over 74 works before his passing in 1972. Today, the José Limón Dance Foundation celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the Limón Dance Company, an international touring repertory company.
Tickets may be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., by calling (573) 651-2265, or online at RiverCampus.org.