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Aspiration

Item Information

Title:
Aspiration
Description:
A photograph of the Springfield College Gymnastics Team performing the Tableaux called Aspiration. Aspiration is perhaps Springfield College's most famous Tableaux.
Date:
[1940?–1960?]
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
Collection (local):
College Archives Digital Collections
Series:
Springfield College Gymnastics Team Papers https://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p15370coll2/id/2175 d
Subjects:
Homeshow
Tableaux
International Young Men's Christian Association College
Springfield College
Springfield College--Sports
Springfield College--Gymnastics
Springfield College--Gymnastics--Men
Springfield College--Gymnastics--Exhibition team
Springfield College--Sports--Men
Gymnasts
Gymnastics
Places:
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
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Publisher:
Springfield College
Notes:
The Tableaux in Gymnastics was originated by Leslie J. Judd, graduate, Class of 1920, and famous gymnastics coach, 1921 to 1956, of Springfield College. Tableaux essentially means living picture and is a scene performed by custumed actors who remain silent and motionless as if in a picture. The Tableaux have been used throughout theatrical history. The Tableaux as performed by Gymnasts at Springfield College, cover their bodies in a silver formula make-up. The purpose is to inspire all ages to strive to higher levels of achievement in Body, Mind and Spirit. Aspiration perhaps embodies this spirit best.
There are many copies of this photograph within the collection;
Identifier:
rg162-04-d-03-08-001
tableaux-aspiration