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RepositoryNational Resource Centre for Dance Archive
LevelItem
Ref NoNM/N/2
Alt Ref NoNM/N/10
TitleCostume design
DateEarly 1900s
DescriptionMarked No. 16 on the inside cover.
Hand-drawn and some coloured costume designs for various dances and characters, some include annotations and some have no title. The majority look like they have been drawn or certainly annotated by Atkinson herself whereas some of the drawings have a signature on them that is not Atkinson's.

The following characters/dancers are represented:
Laideronette, Negro, Sleeping Beauty with courtiers, Beauty, Laideronette Musicians, (all for the Ravel Mother Goose Ballet); Peer Gynt; Minuet Dress; Allemand dress; Saraband dress; Passecaille dress; 17th Century Ballet dancer; Masqueraders; an Elizabethan robe with descriptions of the hair and head dress; little girls Elizabethan dress; boys and lady's dress of the time of Charles II; Michel le Breton and Petite Marie of Brittany; Breton man and woman; design for a stork (dated 1917); Poor Little Rich Girl; Mothers and fairy dress in The Stolen Child; Eric Holt in the Pan Dance; an Imp; Chinese shawl; Balakieff Nocturne (E. Slinn); Priestess and attendants (E. Slinn); Debussy's Puck; Wordly Wise Bach Suite, January 1919 (signed Reburn - and several further images with same signature); Devils Danse Sacre et Profane October 1927 (signed E.S); Saraband dress; shadow costumes; soot fairy (signed E.S); storm.
E.S. is Ella Slinn and TK (which features on many of the designs) is Tyra Kleen.

Loose material:
Sketches on pieces of papers: 7 brothers; dwarf; dwarf beetle; a torch; Eastern dress; possibly Mother Earth (all unsigned); a birdlike design by Stella Mary Pearce and seven coloured prints of Tyra Kleen designs.
LanguageEnglish
Extent1 green book
FormatScrapbook
Persons
CodePerson NameDates
DS/UK/P3147Atkinson; Madge (1885-1970); dance practitioner1885-1970
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