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#16 artist


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Posted 08 July 2009 - 10:29 AM

You're right. I was also comparing the head and arms between the two girls in the back. I'm more attracted to the second one because it seems more open. Although the first reminds me of Giselle or Swan Lake.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 10:54 AM

Google Images turns up several photos. For example, here's a head shot from the (Australian) National Theatre Ballet program, 1952, several years after his entry in Chujoy's book:

And here is Mr. Danton in the same company's production of David Lichine's Protee, also in 1952.


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Posted 08 July 2009 - 06:54 PM

the photo of HD in SYMPHONIC V was likely take in 1946 or soon thereafter.

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 04:58 AM

Henry Danton was one of the stars in a programme shown on BBC television last night, focusing on the way the Sadler's Wells Ballet matured during WW2. He's 93, looks amazing, talks with humour and sense - terrific! And the programme also included a precious few seconds of the dress rehearsal of Symphonic Variations, including Danton - it was a revelation, so much more freely danced than we see it today (although of course I know it was a rehearsal and therefore not necessarily what the first-night audience saw).


The programme also included interviews with Julia Farron (also 93, and the last survivor of the company's near-disastrous tour of Holland in the early days of the war) and with Beryl Grey (86), Gillian Lynne (88) and Pauline Clayden (91), all of them exceptionally articulate and fascinating. A lovely programme!

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 05:44 PM

At 95 years old, Mr. Danton is still teaching in MS in Hattiesburg, Laurel, and Columbia.  You can read a complete bio at http://en.wikipedia....ki/Henry_Danton.

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 02:04 PM

That is excellent news!

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