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Anna Sokolow on Her Mentor Louis Horst, 1975

Anna Sokolow discusses her mentor Louis Horst and his influence on her dance in this 1975 interview.
Courtesy of Margaret Murphy and Lucille Rhodes, from their film Anna Sokolow, Choreographer, produced in 1980.
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Anna Sokolow, Choreographer
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"From the very first day I studied with Louis Horst, I knew that for me, it wasn't just enough to be a soloist. His way of working introduced us to music. Because you know a lot of dancers don't know anything about music, to this day. They hear it, it goes in one ear and out the other. But this man made us aware of the significance and the beauty of music, all kinds of music. Even today I think, 'Would Louis Horst like this? Would Louis Horst like this?' He had impeccable taste, and he was probably one of the most truthful people in the dance world. He never, never lied. He was never polite, but he was noble."
Margaret Murphy and Lucille Rhodes

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