The world-renowned Limón Dance Company will perform at UNCG Auditorium next Friday, Jan. 19, at 8 p.m. as part of the 2017-18 University Concert and Lecture Series.

The company, now in its 72nd year, is recognized for its technical mastery, dramatic expression and eclectic repertory. It serves as the living legacy of dance theater developed by the late José Limón and his mentors Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman.

In addition to the public performance, the dance company will hold a master class for students on Friday morning.

“Working with artistic director Colin Connor will illuminate our students’ education,” said B.J. Sullivan, associate professor in UNCG’s School of Dance. “They constantly hear references to Limón and his work, and now they get to be a part of this legacy. I’m excited for them – I think a lot of light bulbs will go off.”

For the greater Greensboro community, the performance is an opportunity to see some of the world’s best modern dance in person.

“Limón Dance Company has set the bar for all other companies,” Sullivan said. “You’ll never see anything like this on TV. It has to be experienced – you have to be in the theater and see the dancers on stage. It’s two hours of utopia.”

Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors, $20 for UNCG faculty and staff, $10 for non-UNCG students and $5 for UNCG students.

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Story by Alyssa Bedrosian, University Communications