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Daniel Nagrin collection Daniel Nagrin collection, circa 1920-2006 (bulk 1960-2005).
Mixed Material
Nagrin, Daniel.
Nagrin, Daniel--Archives.
Nagrin, Daniel--Interviews.
Nagrin, Daniel--Correspondence.
Nagrin, Daniel--Photographs.
Tamiris, Helen, 1905-1966.
Tamiris, Helen, 1905-1966--Interviews.
Tamiris, Helen, 1905-1966--Photographs.
Tamiris, Helen, 1905-1966--Correspondence.
Dancers--United States.
Choreographers--United States.
Choreographers--United States--Correspondence.
Choreographers--United States--Photographs.
Dance teachers--United States.
Choreography--United States.
Dance--Stage-setting and scenery--United States.
Dance--Production and direction.
Dance--Study and teaching--United States.
Dance in motion pictures, television, etc.--United States.
Dance companies--United States.
Workgroup (Dance group)
Tamiris-Nagrin Dance Company.
Daniel Nagrin Theatre, Film and Dance Foundation.
Dance in education.
Arts fund raising--United States.
Improvisation in dance.
Modern dance--United States.
Dance--United States.
Musical theater--United States.
Music--Manuscripts--United States.
Anthony, Mary--Correspondence.
Bull, Richard, 1931-1998--Correspondence.
Cunningham, Merce--Correspondence.
Dorfman, David--Correspondence.
Fenley, Molissa--Correspondence.
Jones, Bill T.--Correspondence.
Mumaw, Barton, 1912-2001--Correspondence.
Shepard, Sam, 1943-2017--Correspondence.
Choreography and the specific image : nineteen essays and a workbook.
Dance and the specific image : improvisation.
How to dance forever : surviving against the odds.
Six questions : acting technique for dance performance.
Genre Form
Clippings (Information artifacts)
Financial records.
Photographic prints.
Programs (Documents)
Promotional materials.
Collection material in English
Geographic Coverage
United States
LCC: ML31 .N34 (Source: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2013568040
The collection contains materials relating to Nagrin's life and career, in addition to a significant amount of materials related to Nagrin's first wife, dancer, choreographer, teacher, and theater director Helen Tamiris (1905-1966). The Helen Tamiris Materials series is arranged in the following subseries: Interview and Conference Panel Transcripts; Publicity Materials; Correspondence; Autobiography; Stage Directions, Choreographic Notes, Class Notes; Writings By or About Tamiris; New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dance Division; The Tamiris Conference, 1986, Arizona State University; and John Brown Materials.The Music series consists of holograph and published scores primarily used by Nagrin for his choreographic works.The Choreographic Notes series includes Nagrin's notes for sixteen concert, film, and stage works. It also includes stage directions for dramatic works, and some correspondence and programs.The Dance Technique Notes series contains outlines, notes, and choreographic and improvisational exercises for Nagrin's classes. The Iconography series contains publicity, performance, rehearsal and teaching photographs of Nagrin, Tamiris, and their dances. It includes images of Tamiris and Nagrin, alone and with others, both in performance and in non-performance shots. The Correspondence series includes letters from numerous luminaries in the dance and theater worlds, including Merce Cunningham, Molissa Fenley, Bill T. Jones, David Dorfman, Barton Mumaw, Richard Bull, Mary Anthony, and Sam Shepard. The collection includes one scrapbook containing clippings, correspondence, programs, articles, and reviews spanning 1950-1958. Interviews with Daniel Nagrin includes transcripts of various interviews. The Marketing Materials series contains posters, flyers, press releases, periodicals, clippings, and programs relating to Tamiris and Nagrin performances, lectures, and classes. There are also items concerning the Tamiris-Nagrin Dance Company and Nagrin's improvisational company, the Workgroup. The Programs series is one of the largest series in the collection and spans 1941-2005. It contains programs from both Nagrin and Tamiris's careers, as well as from the Tamiris-Nagrin Dance Company. The Arizona State University materials relate to Nagrin's tenure there as professor of dance from 1982-1992. The materials include course outlines for classes in jazz, choreography, and philosophy; student notes; and items relating to administrative matters. The Production Elements series includes light cues, prop lists, technical requirements, production schedules and dramaturge notes for various Nagrin works. The Workgroup was an improvisational company founded by Nagrin in 1969. It was open to choreographers, intermediate and advanced dancers, musicians, composers, filmmakers, and playwrights. This series includes choreographic notes, class exercises, improvisational notes, publicity materials, correspondence, and essays. The Published and Unpublished Writings series mostly contains articles and writings by Nagrin. It includes materials relating to his books, such as correspondence, research, permissions, illustrations, and drafts. The Business and Personal Papers series includes a mix of professional and personal materials. There are bylaws and other legal papers relating to the Daniel Nagrin Theatre, Film and Dance Foundation. In addition, the series includes business papers for the Tamiris-Nagrin Dance Company. Other business materials include contracts, touring information, tax forms, board of directors minutes, agendas, and correspondence. The personal papers include Nagrin's military service papers, his calendars and personal notebooks, and extensive biographical information. The Fundraising series includes extensive files on Nagrin's National Endowment for the Arts applications and awards from 1972-1990. He was an early recipient of the Endowment's Dance Touring Program awards and these materials highlight the early years of the program. The series also contains his applications to the New York State Council on the Arts from 1970-1982. Nagrin's Subject Files contain materials on various individuals, organizations, and subjects, as well as correspondence, programs, reviews, and publicity materials related to Nagrin's touring throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, and Mexico.
Authorized Access Point
Nagrin, Daniel. Daniel Nagrin collection, circa 1920-2006 (bulk 1960-2005)
Authorized Access Point Variant
Tamiris, Helen, 1905-1966. Daniel Nagrin collection, circa 1920-2006 (bulk 1960-2005)