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RepositoryNational Resource Centre for Dance Archive
LevelFile
Ref NoNM/E/2/10/5
TitleCard index to Madge Atkinson's dances
Date1980s
DescriptionAn alphabetical card index to Madge Atkinson's dances put together by Anita Heyworth for the National Resource Centre for Dance to accompany the donation of Natural Movement material.

A note from Heyworth reads:

'So far - these cards give details of the more important dances choreographed by Madge Atkinson. As one of her dancers they are the dances in my memory as outstanding in her performances. Up to now, I have not referred to any programmes - and my task ahead is to do this, when I shall find many more dances, although not so important. My memory is all of those dances which were outstanding. I shall now endeavour - by reference to all the programmes - to give the dates of the performances of these dances. If I am unable to complete this task others will be able to do the necessary research among the programmes. In addition to all the dances performed at theatres and halls - MA composed many simple class dances for amateur pupils of all ages from babies - 4 years to adult evening recreative classes and also for use in schools.'

The index has been typed into an Excel spreadsheet and this is available to view at the NRCD Archive in Guildford. It contains the following information about the dances: composer of music, name of music or dance, extra information, further information, and any dates.

The card index has been used throughout the Natural Movement catalogue to ascertain dates of first performances.
Extent1 item
RulesCompiled in accordance with ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description 2nd edition, 1999; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Persons
CodePerson NameDates
DS/UK/P3147Atkinson; Madge (1885-1970); dance practitioner1885-1970
DS/UK/P1348Heyworth; Anita Elizabeth M (1906-1991)1906-1991
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