Dore Hoyer, born in Germany in 1911, was associated early in her career with two great figures of Expressionist dance: Gret Palucca, with whom she studied, and Mary Wigman, in whose company she danced. After World War II, Hoyer began to receive increased acclaim as a choreographer. In 1957, she made a successful appearance at the American Dance Festival, which was then in New London, Conn. But she never returned to this country. American dancegoers tended to forget about her, and few American dance publications reviewed her performances abroad. Worse, though critically admired, Hoyer felt ignored by the public in her own West Germany. In 1967, she committed suicide. Curiously enough, only a few years later a modern-dance renaissance occurred in West Germany. If she were alive today, she might now be revered as an important influence upon contemporary dance.