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

Dance Costume

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

Floral-patterned chiffon tunic, 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
Printed chiffon
Brief description
Coffee-cream chiffon tunic with floral pattern, worn by a dancer in a Natural Movement production
Physical description
Rectangular chiffon tunic with cream ground and small floral motif of blue and purple flowers joined with pink ribbons.
Dimensions
  • Length shoulder to hem length: 123cm
  • Width of tunic width: 102cm
  • Length of sleeve from shoulder seam length: 100cm
  • Width of trailing sleeve width: 30cm
  • Width from edge to stitching at the shoulder 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
Floral-patterned chiffon tunic, 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.835-2019

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 Some of our records may contain offensive and discriminatory language, or reflect outdated ideas, practice and analysis.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