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RepositoryNational Resource Centre for Dance Archive
LevelFile
Ref NoNM/S/9
TitleMoth Dress
Datec1919
DescriptionCostume for 'The Moth (Prelude)' consisting of a dress and a headdress.
The Moth was danced to music by Debussy 'Pour le piano', this was a solo danced by Madge Atkinson but composed for her by Annea Spong between approximately 1912-1915.

Atkinson performed the dance at the Studio in Manchester in May 1919 and at the Gaiety Theatre 7-12 March 1921 in a programme of Historical and Poetical Dances. It was also performed in 'The Fourth Annual Sunshine Matinee, The Winter Garden Theatre, London' 28 November 1922.

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 MaterialVolume 6 of the Natural Movement Dancing Fellowship annual 1963 contains the article by Atkinson on Spong and the Moth dance.
See two records for description of costume for this dance.
Extent1 box
FormatCostume
Persons
CodePerson NameDates
DS/UK/P3147Atkinson; Madge (1885-1970); dance practitioner1885-1970
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