Jose Limon

By: McKenna and Savannah

Quick Facts

  • He was born on January 12, 1908 in Culiacan Mexico
  • He died on December 2, 1972 in Flemington, New Jersey (64 years old)
  • Father - Florencio Limon
  • Mother - Francisca Limon (Francisca Nee Translavina)
  • He started his Dance Career in the 1930s
  • José Limón graduated from Los Angeles' Lincoln High School in 1926 and went to the University of California, Los Angeles, to study art

Jose Limon's Style Of Choreography (video) https://vimeo.com/63603005

Some of the things in his choreography are


  • fall and recovery
  • rebound
  • weight
  • suspension
  • isolation
  • facial expression

What Makes Him Unique

  • He was a Crucial figure in the development of Modern Dance
  • He attended UCLA
  • After Preforming for ten years he established his own company
  • He was a consistently productive choreographer until his death

Facts About Modern Dance

  • it's related to ballet