Limon Dance Artistic Director Colin Connor to Visit Kent State
The School of Theatre and Dance will welcome Colin Connor, the artistic director of the Limón Dance Company for a master class this Sunday, February 4.
The master class features sessions on Limón Technique and Limón Repertoire followed by a short Q & A session with Connor. The class doubles as an audition for the Limón Dance Company's summer intensive that will be held at Kent State in July 2018.
Colin Connor (Artistic Director), born in London, England, is the fifth Artistic Director in the Foundation’s 70 year history. Mr. Connor began dancing in Canada and was a soloist with the Limón Dance Company for eight years, guest performed with several other companies, and toured extensively with his own work. He has always been committed to the idea that dancers are creative artists and that dancing is the act of drawing from a large range of influences, musical, literary, sensory, social and scientific, to bring attention back to the visceral communicative power of the human body. Mr. Connor’s over fifty choreographic commissions span the worlds of contemporary, ballet and flamenco companies, and his works have been presented at numerous venues across the Americas and Europe. As an educator, Mr. Connor has been on the faculties of The Juilliard School, New York University, and the City College of New York. For fourteen years he was full-time faculty at the California Institute of the Arts where he served as Director of Student Professional Development.
The master class is FREE to all Kent State University dance students and is $50 per person for members of the community.
For more information on the master class and on the audition for the Limón Dance Company summer intensive, click the link below.