Moor's Pavane

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Modern dance in one act with choreography by Limón, music by Purcell, and costumes by Pauline Lawrence. Premiered 17 Aug. 1949 by the José Limón Dance Company at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut, with Limón, Betty Jones, Lucas Hoving, and Pauline Koner. Subtitled ‘Variations on the Theme of Othello’. A highly formalized work which takes its stylistic cue from the music, it tells the Shakespearian story of Othello and Desdemona using only four dancers. Considered to be Limón's signature work, it was taken into the repertoire of many companies, including American Ballet Theatre, the Paris Opera Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet, the Royal Danish Ballet, the Royal Swedish Ballet, the National Ballet of Canada, and Phoenix.

Subjects: Dance.

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