Fall 2015 Issue
September 28, 2015

Hispanic Heritage poster honors José Limón

Source: NYSUT United

hispanic heritageJosé Limón (1908-1972) a Mexican-born modern dancer and choreographer hailed by The New York Times as the "finest male dancer of his time," is the 2015 NYSUT Hispanic Heritage Month poster honoree. Limón studied and performed in New York City with mod­ern dance pioneers Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman, premiering his first major choreographic work, Danzas Mexicanas, in 1937. He founded the José Limón Dance Company in 1946, choreographing more than 74 works, including his signature piece, The Moor's Pavane, based on Shakespeare's Othello.

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated Sept. 15 – Oct. 15. Download a printable copy of the Hispanic Heritage poster at www.nysut.org or email orders@nysutmail.org for a copy. Reference project No. 514A_15 and include your name and mailing address.