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Memorial celebrates life of modern dance legend

April 21, 2009

Join The Daniel Nagrin Theatre, Film and Dance Foundation May 9, for a celebration of the career of modern dance legend, author and choreographer Daniel Nagrin (1917–2008).

The program is hosted by ASU Herberger College Dance and includes Nagrin’s solo dance videos, tributes from colleagues and live performances. Featured performers include: Roxane D'Orléans Juste, with the Jose Limon Dance Company; Elina Mooney, formerly of the Tamiris-Nagrin Dance Company and ASU Herberger College Dance; and David Barker formerly of the Claude Kipnis Mime Theatre and current professor in the ASU Herberger College School of Theatre and Film. A reception follows. 

In addition, a Daniel Nagrin Digital Memory Book is being compiled. Please send thoughts, memories, stories, images or pictures about Nagrin either in the body of the e-mail, a Word document attachment or a .jpeg attachment. Submissions may be sent to Margie Wolf at

Memorial contributions also can be made to the: ASU Foundation, attention "Daniel Nagrin Scholarship in Dance," ASU Herberger College of the Arts Development office, P.O. Box 872102, Tempe, AZ 85287-2102. For additional information about memorial contributions, contact Christine Austin at 480.727.7785,

The Daniel Nagrin Memorial program is free and open to the public May 9 at 2 p.m. in the Dance Theatre, Physical Education Building East 132, 611 E. Orange St., ASU Tempe campus. For a scaled ASU Tempe campus map, visit: For more information, please contact Beth Lessard at 480.838.5551,

Herberger College Dance is a division of the Herberger College of the Arts at Arizona State University. Dance Teacher magazine says, "the top-notch dance program graduates dancers who aren't merely accomplished technicians, but critical thinkers and socially conscious advocates of the art form as well." To learn more about Herberger College Dance, visit

Media Contact:
Sunny Kuo
ASU Herberger College Dance