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RepositoryNational Resource Centre for Dance Archive
Ref NoBB/N/4
TitleRuby Ginner press cuttings book 1913-1921
DescriptionNewspaper cuttings and reviews relating to performances by both Ruby Ginner and Irene Mawer and the pupils of their School; also contains programmes, photographs and leaflets for the performances.

This scrapbook covers the period in which Ginner established the Ruby Ginner School of Dance. Evidence exists here which demonstrates her continued contact with former teacher Elsie Fogerty (see 1915) and her new partnership with Irene Mawer who joined the Ruby Ginner School which then became the Ginner-Mawer School of Dance and Drama. The Grecian Dancers were still performing at various venues and Bice Bellairs' name appears when she was a child performer in 1920.

Detailed contents:
Review from the Birmingham Daily Post 16 September 1913 concerning Herr Denhof's revival of Gluck's "Orpheus" performed at the Prince of Wales Theatre for which Ruby Ginner was 'premiere danseuse' (there are reviews for this production by newspapers from Birmingham, Yorkshire, Sheffield, Bradford, Liverpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Dundee); also a programme for, and several reviews of, Alice in Wonderland performed in December for which Ginner arranged the dances.
Several reviews for Ginner and her Grecian Dancers including one programme for Ranelagh Club Ladies Sports 'polo matches, music' Saturday 20 June where they performed in the Garden Theatre in the evening; pictures and reviews of Ginner and Mr Alan Trotter performing in a Grecian Ballet "An Autumn Idyll".
Several reviews and pictures of the Red Cross Fete at Ranelagh in July where the Grecian dancers performed outdoors; several other programmes and reviews for performances including The Rose Court held in the grounds of Okehampton, Torrington Park; The Allies at Etlinger Operatic School; performances at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne; a lecture demonstration by Elsie Fogerty illustrated by Ginner and her Grecian Dancers at the Summer School of Speech Training in Stratford-On-Avon.
Programmes and reviews for: 'Et Puis Bon Soir' (Ginner as Pierrot and Mawer as Harlequin) at the Ambassadors Theatre 18 January and Golders Green Hippodrome, (there are also some reviews mentioning a performance of this at The Albert Hall 10 March at a lecture given by Elsie Fogerty); The Pierrot of the Minute with Mawer as Pierrot and Ginner as Moon Maiden at Townlands, Lindfield; a Matinee at the Royal Court Theatre 25 July by Ginner and Her Company and at The Chelsea Palace in October.
Programme for a demonstration at the Royal Albert Hall 26 May, letter from Ruby Ginner to The Dancing Times 15 February regarding incompetent teaching; programme for a Matinee at Kingsway Theatre 19 June; images and articles from the Dancing Times; programmes for the Royal Court Theatre Elsie Fogerty and Ruby Ginner season in March, Devonshire park, Eastbourne, and The Boudoir Theatre 'Moonshine' (starring Mawer).
Programme and reviews for Fogerty and Ginner season at the Royal Court Theatre; hand-drawn design for Ginner's 'Pierro' costume; two photographs of ??? children; three programmes and several reviews for performance of Et Puis Bon Soir at the Victoria Palace in April and May; programme for the Royal Albert Hall 13 July; leaflet and programme for The Dancers' Tribute to our Crippled Sailors and Soldiers Matinee in aid of The Stick Crutch Fund 7 June at the Criterion Theatre (featuring Ginner); an article in the The National Weekly "The Grid" by Elsie Fogerty; programme for Devonshire Park, Eastbourne featuring Miss Ruby Ginner and Ballet in "The Youth of Atlanta"(Ginner) and "Et Puis Bon Soir".
Programmes for Children's matinees at the Steinway Hall in London featuring Ginner's mime play The Frog Prince with reviews December 1918 and January 1919; programme for the Dawn of Day (dances by Ginner) at Lincoln's Inn Hall in March; programme, leaflets and reviews for Ruby Ginner and Company at the Prince of Wales' Theatre 8 July; programme and publicity for Greek, Egyptian , National Dancing, and Mime by Ginner and Mawer at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in August; programme and reviews for The Sunshine Matinee, 28 November at the Queen's Theatre featuring Arcadian Atlanta by Ginner; Children's Matinee season programmes for performances at The Steinway Hall in December.
Programme for The Jabberwock Christmas Tree Guild performance on 3 January featuring 'Points of View' (Mawer) and 'The Frog Prince' (Ginner); Programme for 'The Trojan Women' at the Holborn Empire December 1919, dances and ritual arranged by Mawer featuring Ginner in the Chorus; 'Medea of Euripides' (dances by Ginner and Mawer) in March with a letter of appreciation to A K Dyer 11 April; Duke of York's Theatre publicity; programme for 'Et Puis Bon Soir' at the Independent Theatre; flyer for The Ruby Ginner School; programme for Ruby Ginner and Company at the Prince of Wales Theatre 29 June with leaflet and reviews; programme for special matinee by Ginner and Company at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre 10 August, signed by members of the cast, with a flyer; programme for The Portsmouth Theatres featuring 'Et Puis Bon Soir' 19 July; programme for Dancing Matinee at the Queen's Theatre in aid of Sunshine Homes for blind babies 26 November featuring Ginner and also the Margaret Morris Dancers; programme for 'Plays, Dances and Poems' by The Bobbly School at The Lindsey Hall, December featuring Bice Bellairs as one of the performers (age 10).
Programme for Ginner, Mawer and Company at the Prince of Wales Theatre 1 July with leaflet and reviews, the last review is dated 16 July.
A folder of loose material contains an image from the Dancing Times, three articles regarding the founding of a School of National Dancing, Notes of the Choric Dances (a leaflet probably from a programme), and a letter from The Dancing Times to Ruby Ginner 13 December 1920 congratulating her on an address she gave.
ArrangementMainly Chronological
Extent1 book and 2 folders
Physical DescriptionThe book's cover is in a separate folder; the book contains many folded newspaper clippings.
CodePerson NameDates
DS/UK/P1294Ginner; Ruby Mary Adeline (1886-1978); dance practitioner1886-1978
DS/UK/11114Bellairs; Beatrice (1910-1991)1910-1991
DS/UK/P1515Mawer; Irene (1893-1962); Mime1893-1962
DS/UK/11112Ginner-Mawer School of Dance and Drama; c.1914-1954c.1914-1954
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