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Not currently on display at the V&A

Dance Costume

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

Tunic worn 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
Synthetic fabric
Brief description
Long green and blue 'square' tunic, worn in a Natural Movement production
Physical description
Long straight tunic (a double rectangle of fabric) dyed green and blue. Stitched to leave openings for the neck and arms. Made of synthetic fabric, possibly rayon.
Dimensions
  • Tunic shoulder to hem length: 111cm
  • Rectangle of fabric width: 75cm
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
Tunic worn 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.43-2020

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Record createdJanuary 30, 2020
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