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RepositoryNational Resource Centre for Dance Archive
Ref NoBB/N/6
TitleRuby Ginner press cuttings book 1931-1936
DescriptionReviews, programmes, and publicity, for performances featuring Ruby Ginner, Irene Mawer and the Ginner-Mawer Company at various venues and events. Also articles written by Ginner and Mawer concerning Greek Dance and Mime.

This was another busy period for the Ginner-Mawer School and for the founders themselves; Ginner's first book The Revived Greek Dance was published in 1933, Mawer formed the Institute of Mime in the same year of which there is evidence in the scrapbook; Mawer's first book The Art of Mime was also published in 1932. The Ginner-Mawer Company continued to flourish with further outdoor performances such as the one in Hyde Park on the 3rd June 1933 - evidence of the popularity of the performance is shown in some newspaper images in that year.
In 1936 a Greek Dance Festival took place at The Royal Albert Hall (see BB/N/7 for detailed information) of which there is evidence here, and the Ginner-Mawer Company were also on BBC television - details in BB/N/8).

Detailed contents:
Images printed in newspapers from an outdoor performance in Hyde Park; programme for a recital of dance, mime and verse-dancing at the Philbeach Hall 11 August; articles concerning lecture demonstrations; a programme for a performance by the Association of Teachers of the Revived Greek Dance (ATRGD) at Rudolf Steiner Hall 21 February; syllabus for Autumn School of Dramatic Production 2-4 October (with Irene Mawer as one of the directors); articles concerning the Ginner-Mawer School; programme for a performance of dance, mime and verse-speaking by the children of the Bobbly School 11 December; an article in The Dancing Times by Irene Mawer.
Articles; programme for ATRGD performance at Rudolf Steiner Hall 13 February; leaflet, programme, poster, and reviews for A Programme of Dance, Mime and Choric Drama at Sadlers Wells including The Corn Harvest, Lament for Adonis, The Call of the Sea, and St. Keyne of the Storm (poster stored separately); articles concerning outdoor performances, picture in newspaper and leaflet for League of Arts Hyde Park Entertainments Dance and Mime performance by the Ginner-Mawer School of Dance and Drama Saturday 18 June; leaflet with order form and articles concerning The Art of Mime a book by Irene Mawer; programme and poster for Dance and Mime at Alveston Manor, Stratford-upon-Avon 11 August (poster stored separately); flyer entitled Notes on a Dionysian festival produced by Ruby Ginner and Irene Mawer (no date); articles from November regarding a performance in Belfast by the Hamilton School of Dance and Dramatic Art where the Ginner-Mawer method was taught; flyer for a presentation of the Dag Film Company's production of "Astero" A Greek Pastoral Drama at the Portland Hall on 28 November; two articles from The Dancing Times 1935; a leaflet for 'The League for research in the Arts of Greek Dance and Mime as developed by Ruby Ginner and Irene Mawer' which includes their aims and brief introductions to the ATRGD and Revived Greek Dance; a letter from Ginner to The Dancing Times with images from the Ginner-Mawer Company's trip to Greece in 1930; flyer for a lecture by Mr. Aubrey Hitchens on The Life and Art of Anna Pavlova at the Ginner-Mawer School, Philbeach Hall on 23 November.
Leaflet for Irene Mawer Christmas Holiday Course in Mime and Spoken Drama 2-7 January; programmes for a performance by Nancy Sherwood, Joyce Ruscoe, and Mary Starling at The Ginner-Mawer Rehearsal Theatre 18 February and an ATRGD matinee at Rudolf Steiner Hall 4 March; articles from The Dancing Times including a series by Ginner on The Art and Technique of the Revived Greek Dance; images from a Hyde Park performance; programme for the performance 3 June; more images of rehearsal for the performance showing Nancy Sherwood; flyer for ATRGD Hyde Park performance 3 June; articles and programmes for open-air performances at Regent's Park 23, 26, 28 June; flyer for a lecture-demonstration by Irene Mawer at Roedean School in Brighton 11 November; articles concerning Greek Dance demonstrations.
Menu and programme for Kayhough Lodge Ladies' Festival at Clarendon restaurant 27 January with A K Dyer as Worshipful Master and Ginner as a respondent to The Ladies Toast with dancers by The Ruby Ginner Company; leaflet for the Eighth London Easter Drama School at Kings College, for which Irene Mawer was a teacher from 4-14th April; programme for a performance by The Ginner-Mawer School of Dance and Mime at the Portman Rooms 30 July - 11 August; articles and a programme concerning the Hyde Park Entertainments performance on 23 June; articles on mime; a flyer for the second Welwyn School of Drama for Amateurs for which Irene Mawer was a teacher from 27 May - 4 June; flyer for a lecture-demonstration by Ginner 14 July at the Queen Mary Hall; programme for The Worth While Matinee at the New Scala Theatre 4 December featuring Mawer, Ginner and Bice Bellairs.
Programme of entertainment at the Westminster "School" on 5 December featuring Easter A Mystery Play in Mime by Irene Mawer containing a flyer for Miss Nellie Norway and her silver hand-bells; articles and a programme for The Institute of Mime performance of Mimes and many Periods and Nations at The Rudolf Steiner Hall 2 March; articles including images concerning the School of Mime for the Women's Institute in York and Birmaingham; flyers for and images of performances in Hyde Park June and July; flyer for a Jubliee Bazaar and fete in the grounds of Ham House on 12 June featuring Ginner, Mawer and Company; programme for Greek Dances and Mime Plays; a photographic print of the performance at Ham House; programme for a garden party in the gardens of Fulham Palace 3 July; programme for Ruby Ginner and Company at The Rudolf Steiner Hall 12 July; articles from The Dancing Times September; leaflet for a lecture demonstration 'The Art of Mime' by Irene Mawer at the Central Hall Derby 9 November; photograph of ???; programme and review for 2nd "All Star" Dancing Matinee organised by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing at the London Palladium 30 November featuring "A Spartan Warrior" by Nancy Sherwood and "Gymnopaidia" presented by Ginner.
Articles from The Dancing Times and regarding a lecture demonstration in Aberdeen; programme for The Mime Review October 1935 featuring an article by Mawer; Child Education Songs and Plays for Open Days Volume XII featuring an article by Mawer called Mime for Young Children; articles relating to the Festival of Greek Dance at the Albert Hall 14 March with a programme and images.
Related MaterialGreek Dance Festival scrapbook; music score for The Call of the Sea (programme in 1932)
Extent1 large red scrapbook
Physical DescriptionThe book contains some loose material.
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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