Restoring Luster to Two 20th-Century Dance Legends by Alastair Macaulay, February 2008

Restoring Luster to Two 20th-Century Dance Legends by Alastair Macaulay, February 2008

by Alastair Macaulay
The New York Times
February 11, 2008

This year brings the centenaries of the births of two choreographers who loomed large in New York in the middle of the last century:  José Limón, who died in 1972, and Anthony Tudor, who died in 1987.  Theirs are once-big names whose legacies seem to be shrinking.  Plenty of today's dancegoers have never seen a single work by either.  Special thanks, then, to the enterprising New York Theater Ballet last weekend for giving New York what I believe are the year's first staged revivals of either man's work.

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