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Dance costume

Dance costume

  • Date:

    mid 20th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk chiffon

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Francine Watson Coleman on behalf of the Natural Movement organisation

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Chiffon scarf used by a dancer in a Natural Movement production.

'Natural Movement' was established by Madge Atkinson (1885-1970), initially in Manchester in the early years of the 20th century. Madge was a barefoot dancer who drew inspiration from movement in nature (water, the breeze, etc) and from the natural movements of the human body. Along with her contemporaries Ruby Ginner and Margaret Morris, she pioneered modern dance in Britain.

Physical description

Yellow rectangular silk chiffon scarf which has become dirty and discoloured with agae.


mid 20th century (made)

Materials and Techniques

Silk chiffon


Length: 146 cm, Width: 80 cm

Object history note

Acquired as a part of the Natural Movement Collection

Descriptive line

Yellow rectangular chiffon scarf used by a dancer in a Natural Movement production


Silk chiffon


Dance; Entertainment & Leisure; Accessories


Theatre and Performance Collection

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