|Abstract: || Klarna Pinska was a dancer, instructor and choreographer who studied under Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn at the Denishawn School in California and New York. She studied further under Charles Weidman and Doris Humphrey. Pinska was committed to teaching dance and movement and influenced a generation of young children though her instruction and productions.
The Klarna Pinska Papers contain materials from most of her professional career, and focus on her time working as Ruth St. Denis' assistant and her teachings in the 1960s and 1970s. The collection also contains correspondence and photographs providing insight into the life of 20th century modern dance. The music scores were used in Pinska's works, teaching as well as her own career as a dancer. Some of the scores were property of the Denishawn School. |