Tamiris, Helen

Tamiris, Helen

biographical name


Helen Tamiris.—Courtesy of the Dance Collection, the New York Public Library at Lincoln Center, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations

(born April 24, 1905, New York, N.Y., U.S.—died Aug. 4, 1966, New York City) U.S. choreographer, modern dancer, and teacher. In 1930 she founded her own company and school, which she directed until 1945. Many of her own works, such as Walt Whitman Suite (1934), drew on American themes. From 1945 to 1957 she choreographed Broadway musicals, including Annie Get Your Gun (1946), Touch and Go (1949; Tony Award for choreography), and Fanny (1954). In 1960 she and her dancer-husband, Daniel Nagrin, founded the Tamiris-Nagrin Dance Company.

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Tamiris, Helen orig. Helen Becker

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