A workshop with Elisha Mallson
Limón technique was invented by José Limón in the 1930s. Student of Doris Humphrey (mother of contemporary dance), José Limón created a technique that fought against the pristine of classical ballet.
This movement is all about feeling; as José Limón said “A gesture, be it a leap, turn, run, fall, or walk, is only as beautiful, as powerful, as eloquent as its inner source. . . Purify, magnify, and make noble that source. You stand naked and revealed. Who are you? What are you? Who, what do you want to be? What is your spiritual caliber?”
This movement focuses on the elements of fall and recovery, rebound, weight, suspension, succession, and isolation. It is truly freeing. It is about how dance feels within the body, rather than how it looks for performance.