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José Limón Honored with Postage Stamp

July 27, 2012

The US Postal Service will honor José Limón with the release of a USPS Innovative Choreographers Forever postage stamp on July 28th!

José Limón was chosen to be featured on the stamp to honor his contribution to the art of dance, shaping the American Modern Dance movement as both a leading male dancer of his generation and a master choreographer. Limón created over 70 works, many of which have been deemed classics.

The art depicted on the US postal stamp illustrates José Limón in a performance pose, capturing the “luminosity and mystery of a live dance performance.” The stamps will go on sale nationwide at all Post Office locations after the 10am ceremony in Los Angeles.

The series of four stamps features Isadora Duncan, José Limón, Katherine Dunham, and Bob Fosse.

Jim McMullan, the well-known poster designer for Lincoln Center, created the images following a first lot of choreographer stamps in 2004. That group featured mini portraits of dance giants: George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille, Martha Graham, and Alvin Ailey.

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