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Nagrin, Daniel (1917–2008) By Jowitt, Deborah

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1304-1
Published: 01/10/2016
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Over his long career, Daniel Nagrin played many roles, on and off stage. A dancer, choreographer, writer, and teacher, he achieved his greatest prominence as a solo performer, choreographing twenty-eight solos for himself between 1942 and 1982. The characters he created were usually contemporary men, often city-dwellers, and he set a number of his pieces to jazz music at a time when that was unusual in modern dance. In 1997, he wrote that “whatever I do—as a dancer—I do not try to look like something, I am someone doing something. I never do abstract dance” (1997: xv).

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Jowitt, Deborah. "Nagrin, Daniel (1917–2008)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 22 Jan. 2019 https://www.rem.routledge.com/articles/nagrin-daniel-1917-2008. doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1304-1

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