Lester Horton was a key figure in American Modern Dance. He was one of Alvin Ailey's major influences. Ailey studied and danced with Horton as a young man living in California. Ailey eventually took over the direction of Horton's dance company after Horton died. At the time, Alvin Ailey had only been dancing for a few short years.
Watch one of the Alvin Ailey extension teachers demonstrate and discuss Horton classes at Ailey. https://vimeo.com/channels/ailey/10725553
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