Nagrin News

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  • Dance Today Magazine September 2019: An Overview of the International Conference “Jews and Jewishness in the Dance World”
    Dance Today, aka Machol Achshav, the premier dance magazine of Israel, published a September 2019 special issue with articles based on papers, performance and panels from the international conference Jews and Jewishness in the Dance World, that was held at Arizona State University on October 12-15, 2018. Issue No. 36 (Sept ’19) included two articles […]
  • This and That: Jewishness in the Dances of Daniel Nagrin – Full text
    Jews and Jewishness in the Dance World    Arizona State University   Oct 2018 DANIEL NAGRIN:  ON “THIS AND THAT,” TIKKUN OLAM, AND CHOREOGRAPHY Diane Wawrejko, PhD, MFA, CMT In this paper, I examine American choreographer and dancer Daniel Nagrin’s choreographic methods as a study in Jewishness. I extend the notion that dancing Jewish not only resides […]
  • This and That: Jewishness in the Dances of Daniel Nagrin – Abstract
    Abstract Daniel Nagrin 1 Jews and Jewishness in the Dance World Arizona State UniversityOctober 2018 naomi.jackson@asu.edu email 9.30.2017 THIS AND THAT: JEWISHNESS IN THE DANCES OF DANIEL NAGRIN by Diane Wawrejko, PhD, MFA, CMT wawrejko@comcast.net Abstract Daniel Nagrin 2 Abstract. In this paper, I examine American choreographer and dancer Daniel Nagrin’s choreographic method as a […]
  • A Tribute to Daniel Nagrin: Russian Jewish Influences in American Modern Dance – Full Text
    First publish in Dance Voices, Haifa Israel, 14 November 2009. Used with permission.http://www.dancevoices.com/en/dance-discourses/118-a-tribute-to-daniel-nagrin-russian-jewish- influences-in-american-modern-dance A TRIBUTE TO DANIEL NAGRIN: Russian Jewish Influences in American Modern Dance By Diane Wawrejko, MFA, CMT, PhD © 1. INTRODUCTION. On the first anniversary of his death, this paper is a tribute to my former teacher and mentor, Daniel Nagrin. […]
  • A Tribute to Daniel Nagrin: Russian Jewish Influences in American Modern Dance
    Dance Scholar Dr Diane Wawrejko, PhD, MFA, CMT, has researched and written extensively on Daniel Nagrin’s influence on Modern American Dance. Dr Wawrejko and Henia Rottenberg, editor at Dance Voices, have recently given the Nagrin Foundation permission to post Dr Wawrejko’s 2009 DV academic paper on Nagrin, A Tribute to Daniel Nagrin: Russian Jewish Influences […]
  • Daniel Nagrin’s Dance Portraits: Choreographing Agency – Full Text
    Academic Paper Full Text: Daniel Nagrin’s Dance Portraits: Choreographing Agency Citation MLA Style: Wawrejko, Diane, Daniel Nagrin’s Dance Portraits: Choreographing Agency, Journal for the Anthropological Study of Human Movement19.1 (2012): 56 pars. 13 Feb. 2013, http://jashm.press.illinois.edu/19.1/wawrejko.html. Daniel Nagrin’s Dance Portraits: Choreographing Agency Diane Wawrejko Overview This paper examines American choreographer and dancer Daniel Nagrin’s use […]
  • Daniel Nagrin’s Dance Portraits: Choreographing Agency
    Dance Scholar Dr Diane Wawrejko, PhD, MFA, CMT, has researched and written extensively on Daniel Nagrin’s influence on Modern American Dance. Dr Wawrejko and Brenda Farnell, co-editor at the Journal for the Anthropological Study of Human Movement, have recently given the Nagrin Foundation permission to post Dr Wawrejko’s 2012 JASHM academic paper on Nagrin, Daniel […]
  • This and That: Jewishness in the Dances of Daniel Nagrin
    Dance Scholar Dr Diane Wawrejko, PhD, MFA, CMT, presented her academic paper This and That: Jewishness in the Dances of Daniel Nagrin at Jews and Jewishness in the Dance World, an Arizona State University (ASU) Jewish Studies conference, held October 13th-15th 2018. An excerpt from This and That: Jewishness in the Dances of Daniel Nagrin summarizes […]
  • Library of Congress Blog: “Severed Limbs and Other Findings in the Daniel Nagrin Collection”
    News http://blogs.loc.gov/music/2017/08/severed-limbs-and-other-findings-in-the-daniel-nagrin-collection
  • Thom Cobb Video Transcript (unedited)
    The following video transcript is unedited and was made via Youtube and Firebug. This research tool is currently under development. Return to the Nagrin Legacy Interviews page. a nice time job to your BB I professor emeritus which means I retired fromSlippery Rock University and severe I Pennsylvania and now freelance thing alot and I’m also president […]
  • Adair Landborn Video Transcript (unedited)
    The following video transcript is unedited and was made via Youtube and Firebug. This research tool is currently under development. Return to the Nagrin Legacy Interviews page. when they visit their land born and I am an assistant professor clinicalassistant professor of ethnic rheology and also the curator for cross culturaldance resources collections at ASU I […]
  • Nagrin Foundation Seeks Content Contributions
    The Daniel Nagrin Theatre, Film & Dance Foundation seeks written content contributions from modern dance professionals and academics. Vita and references required. Please contact us via our online form at http://nagrin.org/contact/.
  • Nagrin Dance Scholarship Established
    The Daniel Nagrin Theatre, Film & Dance Foundation has established the Daniel Nagrin Dance Scholarship at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ.
  • Dance: Tobi Tobias
    April 18, 1994, New York Though the company suffered from temporary amnesia concerning Doris Humphrey, it had the sense to draw on past glories with the revival of three character studies choreographed mid-century by Daniel Nagrin. Two from 1948 were presented in tandem: Strange Hero and Spanish Dance. The first epitomizes a type-the anti-hero of […]
  • Nagrin on How to Dance Forever
    Friday May 7, 1982 Lois Greenfield Daniel Nagrin will perform two works tomorrow at the Studio Theater. By Jennifer Dunning Daniel Nagrin has an unmistakable style. His dances are dramatic. His way of moving, with the intense, precise deliberation of an animal can be stunning. Say that to Mr. Nagrin, however, and his reaction is […]
  • Dance: New Nagrin Solo Looks Into The Abstract
    MAY 13, 1982 By Anna Kisselgoff As both dancer and choreographer, Daniel Nagrin Is intense, powerful and rather angry. All these qualities come together In his 1981 solo “Poems Oft the Wall” and, more obliquely if just as forcefully, in his newest solo “Dance.” Both works make up his current program at the Studio Theater […]
  • Nagrin’s Revived Visions
    The Washington Post Tuesday, October 10, 1995 By Suzanne Carbonneau Special to The Washington Post For these too young to have seen the work of modern dance pioneer Daniel Nagrin performed by the choreographer himself, Shane O’Hara’s “The Nagrin Project,” presented at Dance Place on Saturday, came as a surprise with the force of revelation. […]
  • A Lesson From The 1940s: Expression In Just A Few Bold Strokes
    March 25, 1994 Julie Lemberger Carl Flink performing in Daniel Nagrin’s “Strange Hero” at the Joyce Theater. By Anna Kisselgoff Today’s experimental choreographers could learn a thing or two from the solos that Daniel Nagrin created in the 1940’s. Three are part of the Limón Dance Company’s current season and the first two, revived on […]
  • How To Dance Forever
    How To Dance Forever: Surviving Against The Odds By Daniel Nagrin One of the country’s most distinguished and critically acclaimed solo dancers and choreographers debunks the myth that dancers must retire from professional life as performers in their early forties, when professionals in other fields are only beginning to do their best work. In How to […]
  • Dance And The Specific Image
    Dance And The Specific Image: Improvisation By Daniel Nagrin “This book is written by a master–a master teacher, performer, philosopher, and explorer. Its mastery is evident from the scope and clarity of its intention. The book bristles with Nagrin’s inherent energy and directness. He is on of the few artists I know who has been […]
  • The Six Questions
    The Six Questions: Acting Technique For Dance Performance By Daniel Nagrin All the study and practice is accomplished through dance movement and none of it through play at scenes. “We are offered illuminating, well researched and generously human information out of which great performances are made. Bravo Daniel!” –Bill T. Jones, The Bill T. Jones/Arne […]
  • Choreography and the Specific Image
    Choreography and the Specific Image: Nineteen Essays and a Workbook By Daniel Nagrin “Daniel Nagrin is on of the genuinely interesting figures in American modern dance. In this volume, informed by the wisdom and experience of an unusually long and productive creative life, he now turns his insightful gaze upon the making of dances.” –Robby […]
  • People Who Dance
    A Dance Horizons Book, Princeton Book Company By John Gruen Daniel Nagrin On a cold January afternoon, I made my way to a loft located at 550 Broadway in lower Manhattan. I entered the old building to keep an appointment with a dancer who lead invited ale to watch him execute two dances of his own […]
  • Daniel Nagrin: A Chronicle Of His Professional Career
    Daniel Nagrin: A Chronicle of His Professional Career, by Christena L. Schlundt, University of California Press, ISBN 0-520-09813-7 This chronology covers Mr. Nagrin’s entire dance career up to and including his professorship from 1982 to 1992 at Arizona State University. It includes reviews, commentaries, location and dates of most of his performances.
  • The Tamiris Conference
    The Tamiris Conference, April 19 & 20, 1986 Her Teaching of Choreography Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ Edited by Daniel Nagrin, 107 pages
  • Selections From An Uncompleted Autobiography By Helen Tamiris
    In manuscript form: Selections From An Uncompleted Autobiography by Helen Tamiris Edited by Daniel Nagrin, 66 pages
  • Helen Tamiris And The Dance Historians
    In manuscript form: Helen Tamiris And The Dance Historians Why Has She Been Neglected by Contemporary Historians? By Daniel Nagrin, 30 pages
  • Biography
    Birthday Boy By Don McDonagh, Contributing Editor, Dance Magazine Originally published in JazzDance, Dance Magazine, November 1997 “Been there, done that,” Daniel Nagrin might say dismissively, but instead he has written down the lessons learned along the way in three lively books (see below). His credentials include summer resort gigs, club dates, Broadway musicals, acting stints, […]