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

Plywood platter, used by dancers of Natural Movement, mid 20th century.

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.

Four plywood platters were used by the two dancers in Natural Movement's Platter Duet.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Plywood and paint
Brief description
Plywood platter, used by Natural Movement dancers in the Platter Duet
Physical description
Flat circular plywood platter with reddish circular markings.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 24.4cm (approximate)
  • Circumference: 77.5cm (approximate)
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
Plywood platter, used by dancers of Natural Movement, mid 20th century.

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.

Four plywood platters were used by the two dancers in Natural Movement's Platter Duet.
Collection
Accession number
S.882-2019

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Record createdDecember 17, 2019
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