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Louis Horst Edit Profile

composer , dance educator.

Louis Horst, American composer, dance educator. Recipient Capezio dance award, 1955. Member American Society Aesthetics, American Composers Alliance.

Background

Horst, Louis was born on January 12, 1884 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Son of Conrad and Carolina (Nickell) Horst.

Education

Private study in music. Student music composition Conservatory of Music, Vienna.

Career

Musical director Ruth St. Denis and Denishawn Company, 1915-1925, Martha Graham Dance Company, 1926-1948. Instructor dance composition Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre, New York City, since 1928. Founder, 1934, since editor Dance Observer magazine.

Instructor dance composition Julliard School Music, since 1951.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Pre-Classic Dance Forms, 3d edit., 1953. Composer mus. scores for Martha Graham’s Frontier. Celebration

    • Primitive Mysteries.

      American Provincials. El Penitente.

Membership

Member American Society Aesthetics, American Composers Alliance.

Connections

Married Bessie Cunningham, November 29, 1909.

father:
Conrad Horst

mother:
Carolina (Nickell) Horst

spouse:
Bessie Cunningham