Dance Costume thumbnail 1
Not currently on display at the V&A

Dance Costume

mid 20th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Green crêpe de chine dress, worn 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.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Crêpe de chine
Brief description
Green crêpe de chine dress with long open sleeves, worn by a dancer in a Natural Movement production
Physical description
Green crêpe de chine dress with extremely long open sleeves, dyed in tones from moss green to deep green.
Dimensions
  • Shoulder to hem length: 110cm (approximate)
  • Width of tunic width: 73cm
  • Width of trailing sleeve width: 30cm
Marks and inscriptions
Credit line
Given by Francine Watson Coleman on behalf of the Natural Movement organisation
Object history
Acquired as a part of the Natural Movement Collection.
Summary
Green crêpe de chine dress, worn 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.
Collection
Accession number
S.834-2019

About this object record

Explore the Collections contains over a million catalogue records, and over half a million images. It is a working database that includes information compiled over the life of the museum. Some of our records may contain offensive and discriminatory language, or reflect outdated ideas, practice and analysis. We are committed to addressing these issues, and to review and update our records accordingly.

You can write to us to suggest improvements to the record.

Suggest feedback

Record createdDecember 5, 2019
Record URL
Download as: JSON