Loading...

Lester Horton Dance Awards 

Wednesday, Apr 26 2006
Comments

Modern dance pioneer Lester Horton eschewed New York and remained in Los Angeles to create his legendary work. When the L.A. dance community’s Dance Resource Center developed a peer-voted awards program, quite aptly the honor was named after the L.A.-centric Horton. Over the past few years, the awards ceremony has attracted a larger audience with live performances and choreographed tributes that provide a delightful sampler of some of L.A.’s best. This year, the announced tributes to Fred Astaire and the late Fayard Nicholas of the Nicholas Brothers promise both live performance and archival film footage. While the winners of the various nominated categories won’t be known until the event, several announced special awards include Lifetime Achievement (Jaime Rogers), Excellence in Teaching (John Pennington), Furthering the Visibility of Dance (Victoria Looseleaf) and the Gary Bates Service to the Field Award (Eileen Cooley). While they may not have the public profile of the movies’ Oscars or Broadway’s Tony awards, L.A.’s Horton awards certainly are no less cherished. At El Portal Theater, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., N. Hlywd.; Sun., April 30, 5 p.m.; $40-$20 in advance; $45-$25 at door. (626) 791-8159 or dancezine@drc-la.org.

—Ann Haskins

Related Stories

Related Content

Now Trending

  • Salty Shakespeare, L.A.'s Elizabethan Flash-Mob Company

    Waiting in line at the Union Station Starbucks downtown, Hamlet discusses the ghost of his father with Horatio: "If this spirit come again tonight, I'll speak to it though hell itself should gape and bid me hold my peace. Hi, I'll have a venti caramel macchiato and a spinach breakfast...
  • Two Plays Involving Fried Meat (Sort of)

    Actor-playwright Keith Stevenson is one lucky fellow, having a top-flight ensemble to write comedies for; and having a director, Guillermo Cienfuegos, with such a sympathetic comprehension of the strands threaded through his humor; and, to top it all, being able to act in a pivotal role in his own plays...