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Theatre costume

Theatre costume

  • Date:


  • Artist/Maker:

    Wilhelm, born 1858 - died 1925 (costume designers)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Royal Academy of Dance

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Costume, probably for a Girl in the Pas de Trois in La Danse, Metropolitan Opera House, New York, 1912, and London Coliseum, 1914. Dress in green striped brocade.




Wilhelm, born 1858 - died 1925 (costume designers)

Marks and inscriptions

' N Hastings / Costumiere / Empire Theatre / London W (faded) '


Length: 119 cm Dress, shoulder to hem, Width: 50 cm Dress, across shoulders, Weight: 5.55 kg Total boxed weight of dress and underskirt

Object history note

Costume probably for a Girl in the Pas de Trois in the ballet 'La Danse', Metropolitan Opera House, New York, December 17th 1912 and London Coliseum, 6th April 1914. The ballet was choreographed by Genee, and the music was arranged and partly composed by Dora Bright. The costumes were designed by Wilhelm and executed by Miss Hastings and Alias.

The programme states that the ballet was:
'An Authentic Record by Adeline Genee of Dancing and Dancers between the Years 1710 and 1845'
In seven tableaux and prelude and finale.

Tableau I: Mademoiselle Prevost (Passepied from Triomphe de l'Amour / Chaconne from Le Menage de Moliere - Lully; Paraphrase on Rameau's Rigaudon - arr Bright)

Tableau II: Mademoiselle de Camargo (Gavotte in F - Padre Martini; Rigaudon - Rameau; Corelli's Chaconne with Variations (1633) - Bright)

Tableau III: Mademoiselle Salle (Tambourin and Musette - Rameau; Coninette - Gretry; Old Breton Air/Serenade from Don Giovanni - Mozart)

Tableau IV: Mlles. Guimard, Allard and Mons. Duprez (Pdt, Pantomime, Allegro from Les Petits Riens - Mozart; Minuet in A - Boccherini; Gavotte in G from Paris and Helen - Gluck)

Tableau V: Debut de la Valse (Fantasie on Waltz Themes (Strauss) - Bright; Waltz Promotionen - Strauss; Who is Silvia? - Schubert; Das Fischermadchen - Meyerbeer; Du Bist Wie Eine Blume - Schumann; Song without Words - Mendelssohn)

Tableau VI: Mademoiselle Marie Taglioni (Prelude - Mazurka/Waltz - Chopin)

Tableau VII: the Famous Pas de Quatre (Ballade from Coppelia - Delibes)

Descriptive line

Dress in green striped brocade, probably for a Girl in the Pas de Trois in La Danse, Metropolitan Opera House, New York, 1912, and London Coliseum, 1914

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission



Production Type



Theatre and Performance Collection

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