"Dance L.A. Dance," a citywide tribute to modern dance pioneer Lester Horton (1906-53), begins today with a historical photography and memorabilia exhibition (through Jan. 29) in the University Library at Cal State L.A.
The tribute, produced and hosted by Cal State L.A. and the Inner City Cultural Center, acknowledges Horton's contributions to the world of dance.
The tribute consists of these events:
--Master classes taught by former Horton dancers including Bella Lewitzky and Carmen de Lavallade will be held next Thursday and Nov. 22 at Cal State L.A. Information: (213) 224-3501.
--Discussion groups led by William Como, editor of Dance magazine, will be held at Cal State and the Hollywood Bowl Museum, and a tour of historic local dance sites will be conducted next Thursday and Nov. 23 and 24. Information: (213) 387-1161.
--"L.A. Now," a performance of works by local choreographers, will be held Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. at the Wiltern Theatre. Information: (213) 387-1161.
--Finally, "Dance L.A. Dance," a reunion of Horton collaborators and successors will be held Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 24 at 2 p.m., also at the Wiltern Theatre. Information: (213) 387-1161.
Proceeds from the dance performances will benefit the Inner City Cultural Center and the new Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, located on the Cal State L.A. campus.