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RepositoryNational Resource Centre for Dance Archive
LevelItem
Ref NoNM/H/2/4/56
TitleWatson-Morris School present Dancing Through Europe at the City Hall, Capetown
Date18-19 February 1938
DescriptionThe Madge Atkinson Method of Natural Movement was introduced to South Africa in 1937 by Nancy Watson-Morris. 1938 was the year Madge Atkinson travelled to Capetown to visit the Watson-Morris School and to give lecture-demonstrations on her method. This performance took place in Capetown after Nancy Watson-Morris and Ren Stodel had been on a journey throughout Europe in 1937.

The programme includes advertisements, pictures and a diary from the European tour, a dance list, summary of important events, photographs and biographies of principals and Madge Atkinson, and of Ballroom and Natural Movement staff of the school.

Performances were: Rhythmic Swings, Introducing the Madge Atkinson Method of Natural Movement: Music and movements, Children's Elementary movements, Fundamental movements, Advanced movements; Three Little Dances, 'Simplicity', Study in movement, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Roumania [sic.], Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, and Holland.
LanguageEnglish
Extent1 programme
FormatTheatre Programme
Persons
CodePerson NameDates
DS/UK/P3147Atkinson; Madge (1885-1970); dance practitioner1885-1970
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