José Limón was a very important figure in the development in modern dance. In 1928 he moved to NYC after studying as an art major for a year at UCLA. New York was where he saw his first dance performance which "simply and irrevocably changed my life."
Like Pina Bausch, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker has an affinity for the dramatic and overwrought -- Mark Morris even dubbed her "Anne Teresa de Tearjerker." However, we cannot overlook the rigor with which she approaches form. Her pattern-making has been compared to that of such Minimalists as Laura Dea