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RepositoryNational Resource Centre for Dance Archive
LevelItem
Ref NoNM/S/9/1
TitleDress
Datec1919
DescriptionDress for The Moth.
The dress is made from silver (front) and black (at the back) satin material and is pleated so when in movement it gives the impression that the dancer has wings. There are elastic straps inside at the shoulders and the neck line is gathered. There are two weights sewn into the front hem.

It is the costume for 'The Moth (Prelude)'. The Moth was danced to music by Debussy 'Pour le piano', this was a solo for Madge Atkinson by Anne Spong.

There is a small illustration, signed by Grimmond, of the costume in the souvenir book The Beauty of Movement. The book also contains a Moth poem by L Stanley Jast.
Related MaterialSee NM/S/9 for further information on this costume and for links to other items.
Extent1 pleated silver and black satin dress
Physical Description1630 x 500 mm. Some staining on the silver material
FormatCostume
Persons
CodePerson NameDates
DS/UK/P3147Atkinson; Madge (1885-1970); dance practitioner1885-1970
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