Not currently on display at the V&A

Dance Costume

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

Long chiffon tunic with flowing sleeves in a chrysanthemum print, worn for an unidentified Natural Movement production.

Natural Movement is a form of dance developed by Madge Atkinson (1885-1970), based on the natural movements of the human body. Atkinson was inspired by the wide interest in free dance in the early 20th century and her works were developed for both theatre and education.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Silk
Brief description
Full length chiffon tunic with chrysanthemum print, worn for an unidentified Natural Movement production
Physical description
Full length tunic with flowing sleeves and v-neck back and front. The fabric is printed with pink, orange and purple ragged chrysanthemum-style flowers
Dimensions
  • Length: 130cm
  • Each shoulder width: 55cm
  • Length of open sleeve length: 100cm
  • Circumference: 196cm
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
Long chiffon tunic with flowing sleeves in a chrysanthemum print, worn for an unidentified Natural Movement production.

Natural Movement is a form of dance developed by Madge Atkinson (1885-1970), based on the natural movements of the human body. Atkinson was inspired by the wide interest in free dance in the early 20th century and her works were developed for both theatre and education.
Collection
Accession number
S.64-2020

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Record createdApril 6, 2021
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