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American Ballet Theatre on the Road: Touring Rodeo

Posted by: Cait Miller

The following is a guest post from Sophie Benn, one of the Music Division’s Fellows from Case Western Reserve University this past summer. Dance Archivist Libby Smigel introduces her. I’m beginning to believe that every dance historian could benefit from working alongside a dance-loving musicologist. This past summer graduate student Sophie Benn fit that role …

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Pearl Lang: A Choreographer Between Two Worlds

Posted by: Cait Miller

The following is a guest post from Chava Lansky, one of the Music Division’s Fellows from this past summer. Dance Archivist Libby Smigel introduces her. Meet Chava Lansky, a recent graduate of Barnard College where she wrote a senior thesis on dance autobiographies. With her strong interest in dance history and research on Martha Graham’s …

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A Musical Artifact Rediscovered for Nagrin and Starer’s Indeterminate Figure

Posted by: Cait Miller

Last week we featured a guest post from summer Fellow Rachel McNellis who shared discoveries from her work with the Daniel Nagrin Collection. This week she links an unidentified score titled “Vanity” to one of Nagrin’s seminal dance works, Indeterminate Figure.   Daniel Nagrin, a renowned modern dancer with a humanist worldview, included this brief …

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Severed Limbs and Other Findings in the Daniel Nagrin Collection

Posted by: Cait Miller

The following is a guest post from Rachel McNellis, one of the Music Division’s summer Fellows. Dance Archivist Libby Smigel introduces her. I have been delighted to have two Case Western Reserve University Fellows this summer, and am pleased to have Rachel McNellis share her experience working with the legacy materials of choreographer Daniel Nagrin. …

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Pride in the Library: LGBTQ+ Voices in the Library’s Collections

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

This is a guest post by Meg Metcalf, women’s, gender and LGBTQ+ studies librarian in the Main Reading Room. It was originally posted on the Library of Congress Blog. The collections of the Library of Congress tell the rich and diverse story of LGBTQ+ life in America and around the world. To share this story, …