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March 31, 2001 | ELAINE DUTKA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Lester Horton Dance Awards are back. The 10th edition of the event, presented by the Dance Resource Center of Greater Los Angeles, will take place Sunday at North Hollywood's El Portal Center for the Arts. Two sets of 15 awards--one set to acknowledge work from 1999 and the other covering 2000--will be handed out in an unusual double ceremony that makes up for the fact that the Hortons--the Southland's only comprehensive dance concert awards--were on hiatus last spring.
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June 1, 2009 | Diane Haithman
The 18th annual Lester Horton Dance Awards -- presented Sunday evening at Santa Monica's Edgemar Center for the Arts -- handed the top honor, outstanding achievement in performance by a dance troupe, to Method Contemporary Dance Company for "This Is Not an Exit."
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June 28, 1993 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE WRITER
For the second year in a row, locally based modern dancer/choreographer Loretta Livingston won multiple honors at the annual Lester Horton Dance Awards, an event celebrating achievement throughout the Southern California area. Presented in a ceremony on Saturday evening at the Watercourt in California Plaza, the Horton Awards are named after the California dance pioneer who died in 1953, and are administered by the Dance Resource Center, a service organization in the arts community.
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April 28, 2008 | Diane Haithman, Times Staff Writer
The eclectic list of winners of this year's Lester Horton Dance Awards, announced Sunday, included achievement-in-performance nods to Patrick Damon Rago for his evening-length piece "Manifold" and to Holly Johnston, choreographer and artistic director of the Ledges and Bones Dance Project, for "experiment one." The award for outstanding achievement in performance by a dance company went to break-dance veteran Jacob "Kujo" Lyons' interdisciplinary dance and physical theater troupe Lux Aeterna for two works: "Underwater" -- which was indeed performed underwater -- and "Beached."
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May 23, 1994 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The third annual Lester Horton Dance Awards, which honor "all movement-based art" presented in public in the Los Angeles area in 1993, were presented Saturday by the Dance Resource Center of Greater Los Angeles at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center. The awards for outstanding achievement include, but are not limited to, ballet, modern, ethnic, jazz and tap dance. This year's awards also celebrate dance staging, dance teaching and dance writing.
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April 28, 2008 | Diane Haithman, Times Staff Writer
The eclectic list of winners of this year's Lester Horton Dance Awards, announced Sunday, included achievement-in-performance nods to Patrick Damon Rago for his evening-length piece "Manifold" and to Holly Johnston, choreographer and artistic director of the Ledges and Bones Dance Project, for "experiment one." The award for outstanding achievement in performance by a dance company went to break-dance veteran Jacob "Kujo" Lyons' interdisciplinary dance and physical theater troupe Lux Aeterna for two works: "Underwater" -- which was indeed performed underwater -- and "Beached."
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April 11, 2005 | Diane Haithman, Times Staff Writer
Choreographer Anna Djanbazian's revival of her 1980 ballet "Komitas, Kroong Bnaver" (Komitas, Banished but Not Forgotten) -- which her Djanbazian Dance Company premiered in September at Glendale Community College -- was the big winner at the 14th annual Lester Horton Dance Awards, receiving nods in four categories. The awards, presented Sunday at North Hollywood's El Portal Theatre by the Dance Resource Center of Greater Los Angeles, recognize excellence in concert dance in the area for 2004.
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July 24, 1999 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
Many of the key awards came in pairs when the eighth annual Lester Horton Dance Awards were announced during a ceremony on the plaza in front of the Japan America Theatre in Little Tokyo on Friday. Named for the Los Angeles modern dance pioneer who died in 1953, the Hortons honor Southern California achievement during the past year and are voted by members of the Dance Resource Center, a local service organization.
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July 18, 1998 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
The first year of Occidental College's enterprising Feet Speak dance series and Collage Dance Theatre's site-specific "Most Wanted" project at the Lincoln Heights jail dominated the seventh annual Lester Horton Dance Awards, announced Friday on the plaza of the Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State L.A. in conjunction with the Dance Kaleidoscope festival.
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May 6, 2007 | Beverly Gray, Special to The Times
MY mother -- bulging with the bump that would soon be my baby sister -- decided I was in need of a worthwhile activity of my own. Conscientious Jewish parent that she was, she didn't make her choice lightly. Together, we set out to find a dancing school that would offer just the right mix of healthy exercise, high culture and progressive social values. It was 1950, and I was not quite 4 years old. Our first stop was a conventional dance studio, all big mirrors and big windows.
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April 11, 2005 | Diane Haithman, Times Staff Writer
Choreographer Anna Djanbazian's revival of her 1980 ballet "Komitas, Kroong Bnaver" (Komitas, Banished but Not Forgotten) -- which her Djanbazian Dance Company premiered in September at Glendale Community College -- was the big winner at the 14th annual Lester Horton Dance Awards, receiving nods in four categories. The awards, presented Sunday at North Hollywood's El Portal Theatre by the Dance Resource Center of Greater Los Angeles, recognize excellence in concert dance in the area for 2004.
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April 15, 2003 | Lewis Segal, Times Staff Writer
More than any other Southland dance maker, contemporary choreographer Victoria Marks dominated the 12th annual Lester Horton Dance Awards, presented Sunday at the Japan America Theatre. Premiered last June during the City of Los Angeles series at the Los Angeles Theatre Center, Marks' dramatic trio "Against Ending" won Horton awards in four categories, including long-form choreography and small-ensemble performance.
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April 9, 2002 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 11th annual Lester Horton Dance Awards honored a wide range of styles and companies at ceremonies Sunday at the Japan America Theatre. Presented by the Dance Resource Center of Greater Los Angeles and named after a locally based modern dance pioneer, this edition of the awards was hosted by choreographer-impresario Deborah Brockus and dance company administrator Erwin Washington.
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April 3, 2001 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
Diavolo Dance Theatre was the big winner at the 10th annual Lester Horton Dance Awards on Sunday, taking home four gleaming trophies in a ceremony at the El Portal Center in North Hollywood. Next, with three awards each, came John Pennington (honored for restaging as well as dancing) and outgoing Dance Kaleidoscope producer Donald Hewitt.
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June 15, 1996 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the fifth annual Lester Horton Dance Awards, presented Thursday night at the Water Court at California Plaza, it was the maverick side of Los Angeles dance that was the big winner. Aggressive individuality and experimentation showed much more strongly than in previous years, putting many newcomers into the winners' circle. The showcase categories--choreography and performance--honored deeply personal works, dramatic dancing and creative risk.
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April 15, 2003 | Lewis Segal, Times Staff Writer
More than any other Southland dance maker, contemporary choreographer Victoria Marks dominated the 12th annual Lester Horton Dance Awards, presented Sunday at the Japan America Theatre. Premiered last June during the City of Los Angeles series at the Los Angeles Theatre Center, Marks' dramatic trio "Against Ending" won Horton awards in four categories, including long-form choreography and small-ensemble performance.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 2001 | ELAINE DUTKA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Lester Horton Dance Awards are back. The 10th edition of the event, presented by the Dance Resource Center of Greater Los Angeles, will take place Sunday at North Hollywood's El Portal Center for the Arts. Two sets of 15 awards--one set to acknowledge work from 1999 and the other covering 2000--will be handed out in an unusual double ceremony that makes up for the fact that the Hortons--the Southland's only comprehensive dance concert awards--were on hiatus last spring.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 1999 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
Many of the key awards came in pairs when the eighth annual Lester Horton Dance Awards were announced during a ceremony on the plaza in front of the Japan America Theatre in Little Tokyo on Friday. Named for the Los Angeles modern dance pioneer who died in 1953, the Hortons honor Southern California achievement during the past year and are voted by members of the Dance Resource Center, a local service organization.
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