The University of New Mexico Dance Program announces a powerful joining of forces. The American Dance Legacy Initiative (ADLI) from Brown University in partnership with the Arts Learning Laboratory, brings members of the legendary José Limón Dance Company for a residency at UNM. A culminating event is set for Saturday, Sept. 14 in Albuquerque.
The residency was partially funded by an NEA grant to Brown University and the Department of Theatre and Dance through the Ann Rutledge endowment in memory of Elizabeth Waters. UNM has been chosen as a site to partner with ADLI in developing a Repertory Etude™ based on Limón’s choreography.
The all-day event begins with a master class with Carla Maxwell, artistic director of the Limón Company. An afternoon sharing of ideas and works by members of the dance community from across New Mexico is also set. Finally, an evening performance features works by Dancing Legacy; the resident ADLI dance company, UNM dancers and choreographer Donna Jewell.
“Gathering of Forces” Schedule:
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Master Class by Carla Maxwell, artistic director of the Limón Dance Company
 3 – 5 p.m.: Community Sharing, ADLI meets members of the New Mexico dance community
7 p.m.: Evening performance featuring Dancing Legacy, ADLI’s repertory ensemble, Kristen Foote, soloist with the Limón Dance Company, UNM dancers, and choreographer Donna Jewell, head, UNM Dance Program