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Tribute to Lester Horton

Year: 1962, 28 mins
Code: CAT-Trib

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A dance performance salute to choreographer-dancer Lester Horton with Alvin Ailey, Carmen de Lavallade and James Truitte, all former members of his company. They perform various works by Horton.

Horton went to California from Indiana in 1928 to direct a group of American Indians in a festival. He remained there, and eventually founded his own dance company, astounding the dance world by showing that pioneering and important work could be done away from New York City and the other eastern centers for dance. Lester Horton died in 1953.

Lester Horton was an American dancer, choreographer, and teacher.

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