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Trisler, Joyce (1934–1979)

American modern dancer. Born 1934 in Los Angeles, CA; died Oct 13, 1979, in New York, NY.

Trained with Lester Horton before joining his Dance Theater during adolescence; created roles for his Seven Scenes with Ballabilli, Prado de Pena, and Dedication in Our Times (1952); trained with Antony Tudor at Juilliard; danced on freelance basis with companies of Alvin Ailey, John Wilson, Valerie Bettis, and at 92nd Street YMHA, among others; considered among the foremost experts of Horton technique and repertory, was widely known for recreations of his works, as well as works of Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn; formed own group Danscompany, staging Denishawn repertory works for extended periods; choreographed and staged productions for San Francisco Opera, New York Opera, Boston Opera, and at annual New York Shakespeare Festival in Central Park (1967–71).

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