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Finding Aid for the Collection of Material about Daniel Nagrin, 1941-1982
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection of Material about Daniel Nagrin,
    Date (inclusive): 1941-1982
    Collection number: 1335
    Creator: Nagrin, Daniel
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of Material about Daniel Nagrin (Collection 1335). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2470323 

    Biography

    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).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of clippings, programs, and printed materials related to the life and career of dancer Daniel Nagrin. Includes a black and white poster of Daniel Nagrin (ca. 1980).

    Expanded Scope and Content Note

    Daniel Nagrin, American dancer and choreographer, was born in New York in 1917. He studied modern dance with Helen Tamiris, Martha Graham, Hanya Holm and others, and ballet with Elizabeth Anderson-Ivantzova and Edward Caton. He began performing in 1940, appearing in many Broadway musicals, among them Annie get your gun (1946) and Plain and fancy (1955) and as a soloist with many dance companies. He toured the U.S. with his program of solos, “Dance Portraits.” Nagrin married dancer Helen Tamiris, founding a dance company with her in 1960. The company disbanded in 1963, and the couple divorced in 1964. Nagrin continues to choreograph and perform. He has completed 2 full-length works, “Peloponnesian Wars” (1968) and “Ruminations” (1976), and performed “Jacaranda (a dance),” written for him by playwright Sam Shepard.
    The collection consists of clippings, programs, and other ephemera, and a dance poster.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Collection arranged chronologically.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Nagrin, Daniel.
    Male dancers--United States--Archival resources.
    Choreographers--United States--Archival resources.