‘Fall for Dance’ Returns to River Campus Nov. 17-20


Dance PosterThe annual favorite “Fall for Dance” takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17-19 and 2 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast’s River Campus.

The performance features original choreography by faculty, guest artists and students providing the variety of dance audiences enjoy. The show will feature José Limón’s modern dance classic, “A Choreographic Offering,” which is a seamless marriage of movement and music with a variety of dance solos, duets, trios, quintets and ensemble groupings.

Hilary Peterson, coordinator of dance and assistant professor, said, “Limón’s ability to motivate and communicate through dance will expose the Cape Girardeau region to an important piece of dance history. His choreography celebrates the timeless core of modern dance while also delighting in the contemporary aspects of what dance is today.”

Limón’s technique “emphasizes the natural rhythms of fall and recovery and the interplay between weight and weightlessness to provide dancers with an organic approach to movement that easily adapts to a range of choreographic styles.”

His choreographic works and company have been recognized nationwide. Limón studied with modern dance founders Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman for years before opening his company in 1946.

Peterson said, “2016 marks the 70th anniversary of the Limón Dance Company.  Our program will join numerous other universities and professional dance companies in celebrating this American modern dance legend.  It is an honor to present the work of José Limón and to be a part of this milestone for the company,” Peterson said.


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/fall-for-dance-2016.