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Jacket

Jacket

  • Place of origin:

    London

  • Date:

    1935 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Armstrong, John, born 1893 - died 1973 (costume designers)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Royal Academy of Dance

  • Museum number:

    S.1631-1982

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Jacket for a male dancer in the Foxtrot worn by Leslie Edwards and Anthony Burke.

Place of Origin

London

Date

1935 (made)

Artist/maker

Armstrong, John, born 1893 - died 1973 (costume designers)

Marks and inscriptions

' illegible (name eaten away by ink) / Macleary '
Tape

' Edwards / Burke '
Written on lining

Dimensions

Length: 77 cm Jacket, length, Width: 65 cm Jacket, width, Weight: 1 kg Jacket

Object history note

Jacket for a male dancer in the Foxtrot worn by Leslie Edwards and Anthony Burke in Frederick Ashton' s ballet 'Façade'. The ballet, with music by William Walton, was originally performed by the Camargo Society at the Cambridge Theatre, London, 26th April 1931. The ballet almost immeadiately entered the repertoire of Ballet Rambert, and was later revived by the Vic-Wells (now Royal) Ballet at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, 8th October 1935. The Vic-Wells production was designed by the artist John Armstrong. Armstrong redesigned the ballet in 1940 after the original scenery and costumes were left in Holland when the Vic-Wells Ballet were trapped by the German invasion. This popular work remains in repertoire of many ballet companies around the world.

Descriptive line

Jacket for a male dancer in the Foxtrot worn by Leslie Edwards and Anthony Burke in 'Façade', The Royal Ballet.

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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