Deena Burton papers 1927-2005 1976-2003


Deena Burton papers 1927-2005 1976-2003

Deena Burton (1948-2005) was an American dancer and expert in Indonesian dance who founded the non-profit Arts Indonesia. The Deena Burton papers document Burton's study and performance of Indonesian dance, both in the United States and in Indonesia.

7.81 linear feet; 19 boxes


SNAC Resource ID: 6310740

Related Entities

There are 2 Entities related to this resource.

Holt, Claire, 1988- (person)

Claire Holt was born in Riga, Latvia in 1901. Her family moved to Moscow in 1914; in 1920 she married, and shortly thereafter she and her husband emigrated from the Soviet Union. In 1921 they settled in New York, where Holt attended Brooklyn Law School, the Cooper Union Art School, and Columbia University School of Journalism. From 1928-30, Holt was a reporter for the New York World. Her assignments there included dance reviews, which were published under the name Barbara Holveg. Holt made her f...

Burton, Deena (person)

Deena Burton (1948-2005), an American dancer and expert in Indonesian dance was born in Brooklyn to Arthur and Beatrice Burton. As child and young adult, Burton studied dance with Marjory Mazia, at the Henry Street Settlement, and at the New Dance Group. She went on to study Asian theater at the University of Wisconsin under A. C. Scott, where she first discovered Javanese dance. After graduation, Burton continued to study Indonesian dance, first with Hardjjo Susilo in Hawaii and th...