Interview with Daniel Nagrin, 1976

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Interview with Daniel Nagrin, 1976
Additional title: Sound of dance (Radio program)
Nagrin, Daniel (Interviewee)
Gruen, John (Interviewer)

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1976-05-24
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-317 Side B
Tamiris, Helen, 1905-1966
Nagrin, Daniel
Ruminations (Choreographic work : Nagrin)
Radio programs
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by WNCN-FM, New York 1976, May 24 New York (N.Y.)
Funding: The conservation and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 1 hr.)
Sound quality is excellent.
Interview with Daniel Nagrin conducted by John Gruen, as host, for broadcast on May 24, 1976 by radio station WNCN-FM, New York on its series The sound of dance. Streaming audio file (approximately one hour). [Music and introductory remarks by Oscar Buhler.] John Gruen, host, introduces his guest, Daniel Nagrin, and speaks about recent performances of John Neumeier's Romeo and Juliet and George Balanchine's Union Jack; Nagrin speaks with Gruen about his new work Ruminations; creating solo dances; seeing himself on film in his own dances; Gruen speaks about Nagrin's jazz dancing and his physical appearance; [a recording of music by Sidney Bechet used in Nagrin's work Ruminations, is played]; Nagrin speaks about his background including how he decided to become a dancer; working with Helen Tamiris and dancing in musicals; his decision to focus on his own solo dances, including Paul Draper's advice [a recording of music by Ludwig van Beethoven used in Ruminations, is played]; Gruen speaks further about Nagrin; Nagrin speaks further about solo dancing [Gruen's closing remarks including the times and place where Ruminations will be performed].
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 80852654
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117991
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7dd8f230-c639-0135-e47d-7760ced01c5e
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Daniel Nagrin" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Daniel Nagrin" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 28, 2023.

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Interview with Daniel Nagrin