Biographical/historical: Joyce Trisler (1934-1979), was an American modern dancer, teacher, and choreographer. Early in her life she studied in Los Angeles with Lester Horton; she moved to New York to attend Juilliard where she was taught by Antony Tudor. One of the foremost experts in the teachings and choreography of Lester Horton, she supervised the reconstruction of his The Beloved for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. Although a prolific choreographer, Trisler was occasionally better known for her revivals of the works of Horton and, after 1977, of Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn. Her group, Danscompany, frequently performed the Denishawn repertory for entire seasons in New York and on tour without. Trisler also choreographed extensively for opera companies, among them the New York City, San Francisco, and Boston Operas, and for theatrical productions. She was especially well-known for her work on the New York Shakespeare Festival productions in the Delacorte Theater in Central Park each summer from 1967 to 1971.