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Finding Aid for the Lasar Galpern Papers, 1920-1950
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Description
Lasar Galpern (b.1896) was a ballet master and teacher, guest artist, and director of various ballet companies in Europe (1919-32) before relocating to the U.S. in 1932 where he was affiliated with a number of dance performances in New York. He also taught dancing at the Washington Conservatory of Music, the New Theater School, Theater Collective and Group Theater in New York City, was a guest lecturer at a number of U.S. educational institutions, and served as director of the San Francisco Academy of allied Arts. The collection consists of musical scores with holograph annotations, watercolor and pencil sketches, and ephemera related to Galpern's career in the field of dance.
Background
Galpern was educated at the University of Moscow; served as ballet master and teacher at the Jewish Chamber Theatre, Moscow (1919-1923); appeared as guest artist and director of various ballet companies in Germany, Italy, and Paris (1924-26); was ballet master and musical director at the Opera House in Dusseldorf and Municipal drama School in Leipzig (1926-1932); came to the U.S. in 1932 where he was affiliated with a number of dance performances in New York; he taught dancing at the Washington Conservatory of Music, the New Theater School, Theater Collective and Group Theater in New York City; was guest lecturer at a number of U.S. educational institutions; served as director of the San Francisco Academy of allied Arts.
Extent
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.