Daniel Nagrin


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(b New York, 22 May 1917; d Tempe, Arizona, 29 Dec. 2008)

US dancer and choreographer. He studied modern dance with Helen Tamiris, Anna Sokolow, and Martha Graham. He also studied acting. After service in the US Air Force, he danced in Broadway musicals including Annie Get Your Gun (1946), Touch and Go (1949), and Plain and Fancy (1954). He then became a successful solo artist, performing his own choreography, after which he collaborated with Tamiris, (his wife until their divorce in 1964). In 1960 they formed the Tamiris-Nagrin Dance Company. Nagrin later directed the improvisational dance company Workgroup. He retired from performing in 1981 and was professor of dance at Arizona State University (1982–92). Author of How to Dance Forever (1988), Dance and the Specific Image: Improvisation (1994), and The Six Questions: Acting Technique for Dance Performance (1998).

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