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TitleRuby Ginner press cuttings 1921-1931
Date1921-1931
DescriptionNewspaper cuttings and reviews relating to performances featuring Ruby Ginner, Irene Mawer, and the Ginner-Mawer Company. Also contains some programmes, photographs and leaflets for the performances, as well as articles written by Ginner or Mawer on Greek Dance and Mime.

This was a busy period for Ginner, Mawer and their Company and the contents of the scrapbook demonstrate this. For example one article discusses the founding of the Association of Teachers of the Revived Greek Dance (ATRGD) and there is evidence of the newly formed links with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), (the Greek Dance Branch of ISTD was formed in 1924). There are articles from the newly established (1924) Greek Dance journal 'The Link' and some regarding the Greek Festival of Drama, Folk Song and Dance in Athens in which the Ginner-Mawer dancers performed. There is also evidence of the many lecture-demonstrations given by Ginner and Mawer, and of performances featuring them and the Ginner-Mawer dancers, also the Bobblies (the name given to the very young members of the School) and The Studio Players - the company which was run by the students themselves. Programmes are evidence of a diverse range of performance spaces and events such as a Cricket Club, the Shakespeare Festival, the New Scala Theatre and Hyde Park. And articles mentioning Greek Dance from South African and Australian press are further evidence of the growing popularity of the dance form.

Detailed contents:
1921: Programme and reviews for a special performance by Ginner, Mawer and Company at the Shakespeare Summer Festival, 9 August; article titled Healthy dancing - healthy minds relating to a lecture delivered at Leamington in November; leaflet publicising a Ball at Devonshire House, 25 November, in aid of the People's League of Health with articles concerning the Ball for which Ginner produced the ancient dances; article from The Dancing Times in December with a series of photographs showing fundamental positions of Greek Dancing.
1922: Programme for a Gala Day at Lloyd's Register Cricket Club, 10 June, featuring Ginner and Company; announcements of performances; programme for a special matinee at the Savoy Theatre, 4 July, featuring Nancie Ginner (Ruby's niece), with reviews; leaflet for Summer School of Dance and Mime at Stratford-on-Avon, 31 July - 12 August; leaflet for special matinee of Dances, Ballets and Mime Plays at the Memorial Theatre, 10 August; programme for special matinee at the Shakespeare Summer Festival, 3 August with an event diary for the Festival; programme of Plays, Dances and Poems by the Bobblies of the Ginner-Mawer School at King George's Hall, 10 November, featuring Bice Bellairs; programme for The Fourth Annual Sunshine Matinee at the Winter Garden Theatre, 28 November, featuring dances from "A Dionysian Festival", with reviews; address given by Ginner at the dinner of the Dancers' Circle in December.
1923: Images of Ginner in a winged costume, March; articles concerning a performance at Chelsea Palace which the Queen attended; programme for the performance at Chelsea Palace, 15 March, featuring "Faerie" a children's ballet by Ginner; flyer for a lecture-demonstration by Ginner in the Crane Hall, Liverpool, 1 May; flyer for the final of the solo dancing competition at Kingsway Theatre 15 May for which Ginner was a judge in the Classical section; programme for Kings Theatre performances, 28-29 June, featuring dancers trained by Ginner; programme for "Faerie" and Miss Lavender and Love at 8 Addison Road, 21 June; publicity for a performance of dance and mime at the Kings Theatre Hammersmith, 29 June; note from Ellen Terry sending back the tickets sent to her as she could not attend due to ill health; event diary for Shakespeare Summer Festival, 21 July - 1 September; publicity for Summer School, 30 July - 11 August; announcement and programmes for two matinees, 2 and 9 August at the Memorial Theatre; draft of a programme for a Grand Concert at Boscastle, 30 August; letter to Ginner and Mawer from Adeline Genee-Isitt thanking them for the flowers, 10 November; articles concerning lecture-demonstrations in Bedford and Sheffield; programme for Children's Matinee Season by Jean Sterling Mackinlay 1923-24 at Steinway Hall featuring pupils of the Ginner-Mawer School; handwritten programme for The Studio Players at the Century Theatre, 29 November.
1924: Articles by Mawer on Greek Theatre in Sicily; articles concerning the formation of the Association of Teachers of the Revived Greek Dance and the discussions concerning this at the Dancers' Circle Dinner in March; programme for the final of the "All-England" solo dancing competition at the Aldwych Theatre 15 April for which Ruby Ginner was one of the judges; leaflet for Dramatic Schools' Matinee at the Kingsway Theatre 20 June; large flyer, ticket booking form, programme and reviews for a Ruby Ginner and Irene Mawer matinee at Kings Theatre Hammersmith 25 June; flyer for two matinees at the Memorial Theatre Stratford-on-Avon, 31 July and 7 August; event diary for Shakespeare Summer Festival, 14 July - 30 August; programme for performance at the Festival, 7 August, and flyer for Summer School, 28 July - 9 August; programme for special matinee at the New Scala Theatre, 3 December; Sheffield Playgoers Society 1924-25 season programme.
1925: Articles concerning dancing competitions; programme for A part of The Trojan Women preceded by Greek dances, 27-28 May; programme for a special Matinee by the Ginner-Mawer Company at the New Scala Theatre, 9 July; a booklet 'Fifty Years' Retrospect' of the Shakespeare Memorial Stratford-on-Avon by William Jaggard, featuring references (underlined) to Ginner and Mawer; programme for matinee performance at the Shakespeare Summer Festival, 6 August; programme for the Studio Players at The Hall, 2 December; advertisements for lecture-demonstration by Ginner on The Greek Dance and its relation to modern life and education at Watts Hall, 10 October; programme for recital of music and dance at the Philbeach Hall, 9 December.
1926: Flyer for music and dance recital at the Philbeach Hall, 30 January, with reviews; article from The Link, January; letter to Ginner and Mawer from the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre thanking them for their donation, 28 May, and articles describing the fire that destroyed the theatre in March; announcement of the Shakespeare Birthday and Summer Festival, 12 April - 15 May and 5 July - 11 September; programme for special matinee at the Palace Theatre in Maidstone, 29 May, with reviews; programme for performance at Hyde Park, 26 June; flyer for two matinees at the Memorial Theatre, 31 July and 7 August 1924; programme for performance at the New Scala Theatre, 2 July 1926; two programmes for The Trojan Women of Euripides in the Greek Theatre, County High School, Walthamstow, 10 July, one with a hand-drawn front cover; programmes for performances at the Shakespeare Summer Festival, 5 and 12 August, with reviews; articles by Ginner and Mawer from The Link, October; programme for a special matinee at Victoria Palace, 10 November, featuring Et Puis BonSoir; programme for National Festival of Community Drama Group F at the Ginner-Mawer Rehearsal Theatre, 25 November; programme for performance in December; handwritten programme for young dancers.
1927: Leaflet for Liverpool Dancers' Circle meetings featuring an address given by Mawer on 13 February; flyer for lecture by Mawer in the Rushworth Hall, 14 February; articles concerning a Lifeboat matinee at the Lyceum Theatre, May; programme for performance in Hyde Park, 18 June; programme for The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing Annual Dance Festival at the New Scala Theatre, 23 July, featuring Ginner and Company; programme for performance at the New Scala Theatre, 1 July; programmes for performances at the Shakespeare Summer Festival (11 July - 10 September), 4 and 11 August; flyer and articles for lecture-demonstration by Ginner at Church House, North Parade, 13 October; programme for a Dramatic Matinee at the New Scala Theatre to celebrate the Twenty-First anniversary of the Central School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art (principal and founder Miss Elsie Fogerty) featuring a mime scene by Mawer, 7 November; syllabus for 1927-8 for the Scottish Association for the Speaking of Verse Glasgow Branch.
1928: Articles, flyer and programme for the mime-play L'Enfant Prodigue at The Rudolf Steiner Hall, 17 and 18 February; articles concerning lecture by Ginner in Northampton, May, with a programme; programme for performance in Hyde Park, 2 June; programme for lecture-demonstration by Ginner at The Rudolf Steiner Hall, 2 June; articles, flyer and programme regarding display by the Ginner-Mawer Company at the Scala Theatre, 6 July; programme for An Afternoon of Plays at The Arts Theatre Club, 17 July, featuring 'The Marriage of Columbine' (Mawer); letter to Mawer from Sybil Casson, programme and flyer for matinee of dance and mime at The Rudolf Steiner Hall, 1 December; programme for a recital of mime at The Arts Theatre Club, 11 December; magazine programme for Everyman Theatre with an advertisement for 'L'Enfant Prodigue' commencing 21 January 1929.
1929: Flyer for L'Enfant Prodigue' at The Arts Theatre, 1-3 January, with reviews; programme for performance at Hyde Park, 1 June, with images; articles about and programme for performance at The Rudolf Steiner Hall 10-15 June; programme for and article about performance at the Shakespeare Summer Festival, 1 August; leaflet for The Chartered Society of Massage and Medical Gymnastics members' congress featuring a demonstration by Ginner, 15-19 October; programme for performance at The Rudolf Steiner Hall, 16 November; programme for L'Enfant Prodigue at The Comedy Theatre, 21 November.
1930: Flyer for a demonstration The Attainment of the Physical Ideal featuring Ginner at the Music Hall, 10 February; flyers for lecture-demonstrations by Ginner, 5 and 7 February; programme for a special matinee at The New Scala Theatre, featuring Ginner and Company, 26 February; programme for lecture-demonstration, 20 March; pages from The Athens Times, 24 May, with mention of the Ginner-Mawer Company and their attendance at the Delphic Festival; programme for performance at The Rudolf Steiner Hall, 25-28 June, with reviews; programme for performance at Hyde Park, 5 July; article in a Sydney newspaper on Revived Greek Dance, 4 October; programme for A Beautiful Display of Dancing at the Town Hall in Chatham, featuring a lecture-demonstration by Ginner, 21 November; flyer for a lecture-demonstration The Art of the Dance its relation to Drama, Painting, Music by Ginner, 7 December.
1931: Articles; flyer for lecture by Ginner at The Royal Albert Hall, 16 March; programme for performance at The Rudolf Steiner Hall, 22-24 June; programme and flyer for L'Enfant Prodigue at The Rudolf Steiner Hall, 25-27 June; article from Durban S.A 29 July.
ArrangementChronological
LanguageEnglish
Extent1 green and red thick scrapbook
Physical DescriptionContains folded newspaper cuttings and some loose material
FormatScrapbook
Persons
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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