José Limón at the Joyce

José Limón Dance Company. May 12th at the Joyce Theater.

José Limón presented quite a different program tonight than they did last year.

Both the opening and closing work were longer in length, and each featured a distinct theme drawn from real world inspirations. “The Unsung, The Body Is a House Without Walls” pays homage to the Native Americans. The piece is powerful and does not have any accompanying music. The only sound comes from the dancers hitting the floor. “Missa Brevis” featuring more than two dozen dancers tells the story of the human spirit overcoming hardships at the end of WWII.