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RepositoryNational Resource Centre for Dance Archive
LevelItem
Ref NoNM/E/2/7/3/8
TitleHistorical dance notes
DateUndated
DescriptionHandwritten notes and heavily annotated dance notation for a series of historical dances which are listed on the first page:

Pavanne; Gavotte; Minuet; Canaries; Galliard; Platter; Bourrée; Forlana; Allemande; Sarabande; Chaconne; Contre Dance; Court Bourée.

The file also contains a programme entitled 'Dances of History' for performances of these historical dances by Madge Atkinson and her Pupils at the Houldsworth Hall on 22 November 1922. The programme states that 'all these dances have been revived by Miss Madge Atkinson ...from old dance charts in the British Museum and notes from "Orchésographie" the oldest book on dancing written by a French monk in the fourteenth century'.

Originally stored in a black ring bound folder.
Extent1 file
FormatPapers
Persons
CodePerson NameDates
DS/UK/P3147Atkinson; Madge (1885-1970); dance practitioner1885-1970
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