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Tunic worn by Keith Beckett probably in Chopiniana. Brief sleeveless tunic of grey velveteen with slightly pointed lower front and curved shoulder 'caps'. Around the neck is a long-short zig zag of silver Russian braid. On the front, side to side across the body, armhole to armhole and from the shoulders, are V shapes in blue and white upholstery braid, the centre point of the top V being accented with a large plastic sequin. the tunic is lined with off white cotton and fastens down the back with hooks and eyes. At the waist is an elastic 'hoist'.
Marks and inscriptions
' Keith Beckett '
Length: 44 cm, Circumference: 72 cm waist, Length: 68 cm Collar to end of tassell, Weight: 0.5 kg
Object history note
Tunic worn by Keith Beckett possibly for the ballet 'Chopiniana'(?) with the Markova-Dolin/Festival Ballet, ca. 1950.
Grey Velveteen sleeveless tunic worn by Keith Beckett possibly for the ballet 'Chopiniana'(?), Markova-Dolin/Festival Ballet, ca. 1950.
Velveteen; Russia braid; Braid; Sequin; Cotton (textile); Elastic
Theatre and Performance Collection