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Louis Horst

February 9, 2010 by

Although Louis Horst (1884–1964) was neither a dancer nor choreographer, his importance in shaping modern dance is unquestionable. With a career that spanned 50 years, Horst became one of the most highly regarded dance composition … Continue reading

History Quiz: Louis Horst

February 2, 2010 by

1. Who was Louis Horst’s only rival when it came to teaching dance composition?
 
2. How much experience with dance did Horst have before being offered a two-week engagement as musical director for the Denishawn Dance … Continue reading