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Pinska (Klarna) Papers, 1919-1986

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Scope and Content Note

The Klarna Pinska Papers contain materials documenting her life in modern dance. Pinska attended the Denishawn School in her youth and remained affiliated with dance in the style of Ruth St. Denis into the 1980s. The collection's correspondence is mostly of a professional nature. Teaching dance and movement was important to Pinska, and the collection contains notes from various phases of her teaching career. Pinska worked for Ruth St. Denis during the 1960s. Publicity and other professional papers of St. Denis are present in this collection, as well as correspondence between Pinska and other individuals working with St. Denis. The photographs capture Pinska at various points of her career from 1919 to 1982. The music scores are mostly printed and were used by Pinska for dance instruction. Some of the scores were used in classes taught by the Denishawn School.
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