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RepositoryNational Resource Centre for Dance Archive
Ref NoBB/F/2
TitleGinner-Mawer Company trip to Greece
DateApril-May 1930
DescriptionAnnotated album documenting the tour of the Ginner-Mawer Company (47 ladies) along with Ruby Ginner and Irene Mawer to Athens, Greece. The album contains:
a piece of stock from the bouquet presented to each member of the Company at their performance at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus on 29 April 'From the People of Athens'; 81 photographs of: panoramic view of The Acropolis and Mount Lykabettos; Ruby Ginner at the Acropolis; Views of the Parthenon; The Acropolis; Mount Lykabettos; Temple of Nike Apteros; Erechthieon; the Propylea to the Acropolis; the Ginner-Mawer Company; Ruby Ginner and Irene Mawer; members of the Company on the Acropolis; Theatre of Dionysus; Irene Mawer as Santa Caterina, 29 April; (a carnation from the bouquet given to Miss Ginner, 29 April); The temple of Poseidon; Sounion; Daphni; (a feather from a blue bird at Marathon); a relief to commemorate the Greeks who fell at the Battle of Marathon; Eleusis; Temple of Demeter; ancient theatre at Delphi; 'Prometheus Bound' at the Delphi 1930; soldiers rehearsing for the Delphic Games in the stadium at Delphi; the antique stadium; the Treasury of the Athenians; soldiers rehearsing a Pyrrhic dance; shepherds of Parnassus dancing in the village; street scene in Brindisi, Italy; the Company disembarking for the steamer; Corfu; rehearsal in the Herodes Atticus Theatre, 28 April; the Ginner-Mawer Company in a group at the Parthenon; several images of the Company in dress; performers in 'Prometheus Bound'; Greek soldiers on the Acropolis.
The front and back pages of the album contain handwritten quotes from Keats and Jeffers. There are several photographs missing throughout the album.
Related MaterialFor an account of the trip to Greece see the July 1930 issue of The Link.
Extent1 brown photograph album
CodePerson NameDates
DS/UK/11112Ginner-Mawer School of Dance and Drama; c.1914-1954c.1914-1954
DS/UK/P1515Mawer; Irene (1893-1962); Mime1893-1962
DS/UK/P1294Ginner; Ruby Mary Adeline (1886-1978); dance practitioner1886-1978
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