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onStage at Connecticut College presents Limón Dance Company Sept. 30

09/20/2011

NEW LONDON, Conn. - The Limón Dance Company will bring its dramatic expression, technical mastery and expansive movement to Connecticut College Sept. 30. The company, which is celebrating its 65th anniversary, will perform three works by Limón - "The Emperor Jones," "There is a Time" and "Chaconne" - as well as "La Cathédrale Engloutie" by Jirí Kylián. "The Emperor Jones," which premiered in 1956 and was performed in Palmer Auditorium the following year, is based on a play by Eugene O'Neill. "As Connecticut College celebrates its Centennial, it's fitting and exciting that we bring back the Limón Dance Company to perform a piece that has such a deep historical connection to the College and the region," Robert Richter, director of arts programming said. "In the history of the College, there is no other dance company that has performed more on Palmer stage than Limón, and it is a great pleasure to welcome them back for the first time in more than a decade." Tickets are $28, $24, $20 for general admission; $25, $21.50, $18 for seniors; $14, $12, $10 for students. For tickets and information, call (860) 439-ARTS or visit http://onstage.conncoll.edu. This performance is presented in collaboration with the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. onStage at Connecticut College is presented with support from The National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts and The Day Publishing Company. About Connecticut College Situated on the coast of southern New England, Connecticut College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with 1900 students from all across the country and throughout the world. On the college's 750-acre arboretum campus overlooking Long Island Sound, students and faculty create a vibrant social, cultural and intellectual community enriched by diverse perspectives. The college, founded in 1911, is known for its unique combination of interdisciplinary studies, international programs, funded internships, student-faculty research and service learning. For more information, visit www.connecticutcollege.edu. The college is celebrating its centennial in 2011 with an array of events for students, alumni, faculty, staff and the community. For more information, visit http://centennial.conncoll.edu/. -CC-

For media inquiries, please contact:
Matt Engelhardt (860) 439-2505, mengelha@conncoll.edu
Deborah MacDonnell (860) 439-2504, dmacdonn@conncoll.edu



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