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Penrod (James W.) papers
MS.P.081  
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Description
James Wilford Penrod (1934-2019) was a dancer, choreographer, and Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts. Collection materials include teaching materials, manuscripts, programs, clippings, correspondence, photographs, audiovisual materials, and posters.
Background
James Wilford Penrod (1934-2019) was a dancer, choreographer, and Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts. He received his B.A. in English Literature from the University of Southern California (USC), his M.F.A. in Dance from UC Irvine, and his Certified Movement Analyst certificate from the Laban Institute of Movement Studies. Penrod was a founding member of UCI's Department of Dance, where he began his career in 1966 at the invitation of Eugene Loring. Together with Loring they helped establish a model for American university dance programs, for which UCI is now recognized for its dance practice, theory, and choreography. Penrod served as Department Chair (1980-1989) and Associate Dean (2003, 2005). He is the author of Movement for the Performing Artist and co-author of The Dancer Prepares with Janice Plastino. He taught Movement Analysis, Laban Studies, and choreography.
Extent
7.1 Linear Feet (6 record cartons, 1 18" flat box, and 1 oversize folder)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the University Archivist.
Availability
The collection is processed and open for research. Access to original audiovisual materials is restricted; researchers may request listening/viewing copies.