Lineage and Legacy : Horton Through the Ailey Lens, Then and Now
Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
College of the Arts
Theatre and Dance
Thesis Sponsor/Dissertation Chair/Project Chair
Christian von Howard
Jessica DiMauro Marks
Lester Horton (1906-1953), Alvin Ailey, Modern dance--History
This written thesis includes my research and investigation into the ideologies of cultural relevance, equity and inclusion through the legacy and lineage of the Horton technique at The Ailey School. I examine the history of Lester Horton, Alvin Ailey and my experiences as an Ailey student, dancer and educator for nearly thirty years. I used this knowledge in the creation of my choreographic thesis offering, Roots and Routes . In this work I explored the historical and contextual framework of Horton at The Ailey School, while additionally giving voice to the use of this traditional, codified modern dance technique as a foundational tool in the creation of contemporary work.
Evans-Peña, Lakey, "Lineage and Legacy : Horton Through the Ailey Lens, Then and Now" (2020). Theses, Dissertations and Culminating Projects. 497.
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