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Gala Schedule

The evening will begin with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres followed by a performance featuring Limón4Kids, Limón2, and the Limón Dance Company performing Psalm. It will conclude with a celebratory dinner and award ceremony for our honorees. 

5:30 pm - VIP entrance invite only
6:00 pm – Cocktails
7:00 pm – Performance 
8:30 pm – Dinner & Awards Presentation

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The José Limón Dance Foundation is thrilled to bring back our annual celebration of our dancers, supporters, and community.  This year’s event will be re-envisioned to focus on new partnerships that illustrate the many facets of José Limón’s identity and honor individuals whose work exemplify service to the performing arts field.

Limón Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award: 
Virginia Johnson

Artistic Director of Dance Theater of Harlem

Limón Foundation Award for Philanthropy:
Jay H. McDowell


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The Miriam & Arthur

Diamond Trust

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Photo by Christopher Jones

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Unable to Attend?

Donate to the Gala to support the entire foundation.


All funds raised for the evening will directly support the José Limón Dance Foundation’s ongoing operations, including the Limón Dance Company and the Limón Institute.

Gala Host Committee

Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Chair

Brian Donovan

Kurt A. Douglas & Ruka Hatua-Saar White 

Wayne & Dr. Tina Evans

Vievette Henry

Kennedy Ihezie & Kevin Witcher

Jonathan Leinbach, M.D.

Andrés Mata 

Robert & Jeanne Meister

Robyn Meredith

Elizabeth Nieto

Michelle Preston & Brian Kim

Katrina Robinson

Raina Sacks Blankenhorn

Ivan Sacks

Todd Sears

Kara Unterberg & Jim Delisle

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