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Finding Aid for the Collection of Material about Daniel Nagrin, 1941-1982
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Description
Daniel Nagrin (b.1917) was an American modern and theatrical dancer and choreographer. He performed in numerous dance productions, staged the dances for a jungle musical film, His majesty O'Keefe (Warner Brothers, 1954) and partnered Miriam Pandor in the dance numbers in Just for you (Paramount, 1952). In the 1960s, he co-directed the Tamiris-Nagrin Company and Workshop with his wife, Helen Tamiris. His solo repertory included Strange hero (1948), The fall (1978), and Jacaranda (1979). The collection consists of clippings, programs, and printed materials related to Nagrin's life and career.
Background
Nagrin was born May 22, 1917 in New York City; he received his early basic dance training and performance experience with the Experimental Dance Unit, under Bill Matons, with classes taught by Charles Weidman and the Dance Unit directed by Anna Sokolow; he also studied with Elizabeth Anderson-Ivantzova, Edward Caton, Martha Graham, Hanya Holm, and Helen Tamiris; as an American modern and theatrical dancer and choreographer he performed in Façade--expositione Italiana (1938), Liberty song (1942), Up in Central Park (1945), Annie get your gun (1946), Inside USA (1948), Touch and go (1949), Bless you all (1950), Plain and fancy (1955); he staged the dances for a jungle musical film, His majesty O'Keefe (Warner Brothers, 1954) and partnered Miriam Pandor in the dance numbers in Just for you (Paramount, 1952); he co-directed the Tamiris-Nagrin Company and Workshop in the 1960s with his wife, Helen Tamiris; his solo repertory included Strange hero (1948), The fall (1978), and Jacaranda (1979).
Extent
1 box (0.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.