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Theatre costume

Theatre costume

  • Place of origin:

    London

  • Date:

    1911

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wilhelm, born 1858 - died 1925 (costume designers)
    Hastings (Costumier)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Royal Academy of Dance

  • Museum number:

    S.1445-1982

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Part costume worn by Adeline Genée as the Girl in A Dream of Roses and Butterflies, London Coliseum, 1911. Pink taffeta period ballet dress with black velvet and white fringe trim. Possibly worn in conjunction with bouquet (S.1447-1982).

Place of Origin

London

Date

1911

Artist/maker

Wilhelm, born 1858 - died 1925 (costume designers)
Hastings (Costumier)

Object history note

Part costume for the Girl worn by Adeline Genée in the ballet 'A Dream of Roses and Butterflies', London Coliseum, 12th June 1911. The choreography for the ballet was by Adeline Genée; the music was selected from works by Gounod, Eilenberg, Moszkowski, and Delibes; the scenery was designed by Philip Howden, and the costumes were designed by Wilhelm.

'A Dream of Roses and Butterflies' was an extended version of the divertissement 'Roses and Butterflies', first presented by Genée in the musical comedy 'The Bachelor Belles', at the Chestnut Street Opera House, Philadelphia on 3rd October1910. Genée expanded the divertissement for London, adding an introduction in which a young girl, after a lovers' tiff and reconciliation, falls asleep on her couch, holding the posy of roses he has given her - the divertissement being her dream.

Descriptive line

Part costume worn by Adeline Genée as the Girl in A Dream of Roses and Butterflies, London Coliseum, 1911

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission

Materials

Taffeta; Velvet; Fringe

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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