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Follow the links below and read the information about Lester Horton and alwin Nikolais. Take thorough notes as you read.
Watch the videos below and take notes on the quality and style of movement.
Answer the following questions about Lester Horton and Alwin Nikolais.
1. When was Lester Horton born?
2. Where was he based for his dance career?
3. What type of training did Lester have?
4. Name two of his notable pieces.
5. What other theatrical aspects was he proficient in?
6. What did Alwin Nikolais combine in his abstract dances?
7. Who did Alwin study with around the time that he opened his first dance school?
8. In which piece did Nikolais have his dancers wrapped in stretched fabric?
9. Nikolais work was often criticized as what? And how did he rebut that criticism?
10. Name 3 of Nikolais notable pieces.
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