San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Lester Horton: the Technique, the Artist
Learn an excerpt of a Horton work directly from one of his former dancers, Ms. Carmen de Lavallade. Dancer-teacher-choreographer Lester Horton (1906-1953) is regarded as one of the founders of American modern dance. He developed a unique style of technique and choreography, established the first permanent theater in America devoted to dance, and organized one of the first integrated modern dance companies.
Ms. de Lavallade shares stories of her work with Mr. Horton and, with an assistant, leads students through a warm up. Students learn an excerpt of a Horton work while discovering more about his process and hearing personal stories of him as an artist and mentor.
Class is limited to 25 students. Registration is required. Free lunch for all participants to follow from 11:30AM to 12:30PM.
When & Where
The Alloy Studios
Formerly home to Dance Alloy Theatre, this venue, now operated by the Kelly-Strayhorn Theatre, hosts a variety of dance and other arts events.