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RepositoryNational Resource Centre for Dance Archive
LevelItem
Ref NoNM/H/1/2/1
TitleMadge Atkinson And Her Company including Mollie Suffield in a series of Historical and Poetical Dances at the Gaiety Theatre, Manchester
Date7-12 March 1921
DescriptionProgramme, Part I. Includes Pavane; La Volta; Forlana; Song; Coronto; La Danse Espagnole; Chaconne; Song- "Sweet Sweety"; Au Bal Masque with synopsis and cast list for each.

Part II. Programme I. Performed on Monday, Wednesday, Friday includes Play; Phyrric; *Design Study [sic]; Sonata in D Major; Songs-Poems by William Blake; Prelude-The Moth (with note 'See Book' - referring to The Beauty of Movement, see description below); The Dance; Waltz; The Stolen Child; *Etude No.12 Op.10-Storm Tossed [sic]; Vodka Shop; Puck; Sonata Pathetique, also a cast list for each and a synopsis for several of the dances.

Part II. Programme II. Performed on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday includes Bagatelle No. 1; Sonata Op. 26; Tone Picture No. 3; Haydn Sonata Or Pan; Songs-Poems by William Blake; Concert Study III-Queen of the Night; Nocturne; Stolen child; *Etude No. 12, Op. 10-Storm Tossed; Vodka Shop; Puck; Scherzo, B. minor. With cast list and synopsis for several of the listings.

Part III. La Mere L'Oye (Mother Goose) with cast list, synopsis and scene list.

All dances designed by Madge Atkinson except three marked *, by Hedwig Baasch, and the Vodka Shop, by Mollie Suffield.
Programme also includes advertisements.
Date taken from annotations on the programme.

Postcard (approx.) size flyer for performance of Historical and Poetical Dances, advertises that the programme includes performances of La Volta; Au Bal Masque; Sonata Pathetique (Beethoven); Sonata, Op. 26 (Beethoven); Stolen Child (W.B. Yeats.); La Mere l'Oye (Maurice Ravel) and other dances, to Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, Debussy, Scriabine, Arnold Bax, etc. Six matinees and one evening performance.

The book entitled 'The Beauty of Movement' accompanies the programme (handwritten note inside 'Gaiety Theatre, Manchester, 1921') in that it includes detailed synopses of the dances and all related poetry/stories. It contains several illustrations and a portrait of Madge Atkinson.

The letters are announcing the six matinees and evening performance and describe their content and aims. One is addressed and they are both signed by Madge Atkinson.
Extent2 theatre programmes, 3 flyers, 1 book and 2 letters
FormatTheatre Programme
Persons
CodePerson NameDates
DS/UK/P3147Atkinson; Madge (1885-1970); dance practitioner1885-1970
Places
CodeSet
NA158Gaiety Theatre/Manchester/England, UK
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