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Theatre Costume

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

Headdress used in a production by Natural Movement.

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
Cotton and paint
Brief description
Horns attached to brown cotton headband, used in a production by Natural Movement
Physical description
Painted fabric horns on brown cotton headband with elastic at the base.
Dimensions
  • Length of horns length: 7cm (approximate)
  • Circumference of headband excluding elastic circumference: 46.5cm
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
Headdress used in a production by Natural Movement.

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.848-2019

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Record createdDecember 10, 2019
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