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Chaconne

Chaconne

(1942)

Choreography

José Limón

Music

Johann Sebastian Bach
28 minutes

The Chaconne as a dance form originated in New Spain, now Mexico, as a robust and raucous dance. Bach employed the strict musical form of the Chaconne but enriched it with powerful emotional implications. Mr. Limón has tried to capture in his dance both the formal austerity and the profound feeling of the music.

Ballet Credits

Choreography by José Limón

Music by J.S. Bach

Staging & Direction by Kurt Douglas