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Gryphon Boat

Designer: Tony Walton
Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
American Ballet Theatre 2007
12'-2" long, 3'-0" wide, 16'-0" tall

This beautiful moving sculpture was designed by Tony walton for the new ABT production of The Sleeping Beauty. It was sculpted in Styrofoam, plaster and wood, then vacuum formed in a strong plastic. The automation and armature were designed and fabricated by Hyde Power Systems. Costume Armour assembled the vac-form pieces and installed them on the provided armature. The wing/sail is lightweight and removable. Our artists created a pearlescent paint finish with gold highlights to finsih the job. The gryphon will be beautifuly choreographed to carry two dancers both with and without the wing/sail.

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