Pola Nirenska collection, 1910-1992 (bulk 1950-1992).


Nirenska, Pola. Pola Nirenska collection, 1910-1992 (bulk 1950-1992).

Pola Nirenska collection, 1910-1992 (bulk 1950-1992).

Correspondence, choreographic notes, music manuscripts, poetry, biographical materials including interviews, articles, reviews, and newspaper clippings, programs, publicity materials such as flyers and posters, scrapbooks, art work, photographic material, memorabilia, and other papers relating chiefly to Nirenska's career as a dancer, choreographer, and educator in the United States. The bulk of the collection consists of photographic material. Choreographic notes include those for The Four Horsemen of the Apocalpyse and art work is from Nirenska's early career in Europe and includes costume designs, drawings, and paintings. Correspondents include Evelyn de la Tour, Martha Graham, Louis Horst, Doris Humphrey, Kurt Jooss, Harald Kreutzberg, Rudolf von Laban, Phyllis Legters, Liz Lerman, Dorothy Gifford Madden, Beth Osgood (Chanock), Nicole Pierson, Naima Prevots, Ronald Reagan, Rona Sande, Walter Sorell, Erika Thimey, Jan Tievsky, Jan Veen, Mary Wigman, and Sharon Wyrrick.

10,408 items.30 containers.38 linear feet.

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Prevots, Naima, 1935-

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Veen, Jan, 1908-1967

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Madden, Dorothy Gifford, 1912-2009

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Dorothy Gifford Madden was born in New Hampshire in America and educated at Middlebury College, Vermont where she graduated in French and music and became interested in dance under the influence of Mary Lou Storrs who had been trained by the German expressionist Mary Wigman, a pupil of Rudolf Laban. Madden became a dance instructor in the physical education department at Maryland University and by 1967 had become the Founding Chairman of the Dance Department, a position she retained until 1972. ...

Horst, Louis

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Sorell, Walter, 1905-1997

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Biographical note: Austrian emigre writer. Sorell was a theater critic, book reviewed, and writer in his native Vienna. As a Jew and a Social Democrat, he had to leave Austria in 1938, reaching the United States by way of London. In New York City and Hollywood, he was a writer, handwriting analyst, translator, critic, and journalist. He received a MFA from Columbia University in 1955. From 1958 to 1972 he was an instructor for theater and dance at Columbia University, te...

Tievsky, Jan

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Wyrrick, Sharon

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Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958

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Ann Hutchinson Guest, born November 3, 1918 in New York, is an American dancer and dance notator. Her initial dance training began in the mid 1930's at the Jooss-Leeder School at Dartington Hall, England. When World War II broke out in Europe, she returned to New York where her continued training included ballet, modern, tap, and ethnic dance. In the 1940's she danced with the Welland Lathrop Company and in Broadway musicals, including One Touch of Venus, Billion Dollar Baby, and Kiss Me, Kate. ...

Reagan, Ronald, 1911-2004

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Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) was the 40th President of the United States and served two terms in office from 1981 to 1989. He was born on February 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois, the second son of Nelle Wilson and John Edward ("Jack") Reagan. His father nicknamed him "Dutch" as a baby. In 1920 the family resettled in Dixon, Illinois. In 1928 Reagan graduated from Dixon High School, where he had been student body president, an actor in school plays, and a student athlete. He partici...

Sande, Rona

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Kreutzberg, Harald, 1902-

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Legters, Phyllis

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Pierson, Nicole

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De la Tour, Evelyn

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Evelyn de la Tour was also known as Evelyn Littauer. From the description of Correspondence and writings. 1924-1996. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 780319473 ...

Laban, Rudolf von, 1879-1958.

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Rudolf Laban was born December 15, 1879 in Bratislava, Slovakia. After studying architecture at the Ècole des Beaux Arts in Paris, Laban moved to Munich at age 30 and began his research on Bewegungskunst, or the movement arts. In 1915 Laban established the Choreographic Institute in Zürich and later founded branches in Italy, France, and Europe. His greatest contribution to dance was his 1928 publication of Kinetographie Laban, a dance notation system that came to be called Labanotation. It is...

Osgood, Beth

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Nirenska, Pola

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Choreographer, dancer, and educator. Born 1910; died 1992. From the description of Pola Nirenska collection, 1910-1992 (bulk 1950-1992). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71014271 Biographical Sketch Pola Nirenska was born 28 July 1910 in Warsaw. From childhood she was interested in dance despite opposition from her middle-class Jewish family. Nirenska had little early dance training. At age nine, she participated in a summe...

Wigman, Mary, 1886-1973

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Mary Wigman, German modern dancer and choreographer, was born Mary Wiegmann, November 13, 1886 in Hanover. She trained first with Emile Jaques-Dalcroze in Hellerau and Dresden and later with Rudolf von Laban in Anscona, Switzerland and in Munich. Her debut as a concert dancer and choreographer occurred in 1919. Successful performances encouraged her to open her own school in Dresden, where among her first students were Yvonne Georgi, Gert Palucca, and Harald Kreutzberg. By 1925, her students inc...

Thimey, Erika, 1910-2006

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Erika Thimey (1910-2006) was born in Itzehoe, Germany, in 1910. She first started studying dance in 1927 in Berlin, but in 1929 moved to Dresden to study at the Wigman School started by modern dance pioneer Mary Wigman. In 1932 Thimey moved to the U.S., settling in Chicago where she taught dance and motion choir. She also began her career performing liturgical dance in churches, initiating her emphasis on spirituality and worship in dance. The year 1938 marked her move to Boston and the beginnin...

Lerman, Liz

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