dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
22 feb 1968 & josé limón

22 feb 1968 & josé limón

#OTD Thursday 22 February 1968 The José Limón Dance Company performed at the National Cathedral (3101 Wisconsin Ave NW). The dance concert was co-sponsored with the Institute of Contemporary Arts (1636 Crescent Place, NW).

The José Limón Dance Company performed the world premiere of Psalm, There is a Time and The Traitor. On 21 February, opening night, the company performed The Winged, Exiles and Missa Brevis. The soloists included José Limón, Louis Falco, Lucas Hoving, Betty Jones and Sally Stackhouse. 

Attendees paid between $2.50 and $6.50 for their tickets.

Please comment below. Did you attend the dance concert? Were you a dancer in 1968? Do you remember the Institute of Contemporary Arts? Were you a member of National Cathedral? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy National Cathedral, Cathedral Age, Spring Issue 1968. I thank Diane Ney, National Cathedral archivist, for helping me find material. 
Read Kennedy Center's curriculum material on the José Limón Dance Company and The Traitor, a response to the McCarthy hearings and attempts by the federal government to root out artists and entertainers who were communists. 

 

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