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Louis Horst
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Louis Horst

Louis Horst (1884 to 1964) was the musical director for the Denishawn company (1916 to 1925) before working as musical director and dance composition teacher for Martha Grahams school and dance company (1926 to 1948). Apart from being a personal friend and mentor to Graham, Horst worked for many other choreographers including:

Horst helped to define the principles of modern dance choreographic technique most notably matching the choreography to the pre existing musical structure and the use of contemporary music for dance scores.

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