From my research, I have learned that Irene Mawer (an English expert on the art of mime 1893-1962) used her mime skills to help people. The Ginner-Mawer School of Dance and Drama as well as Irene in a solo capacity, both raised funds for many and varied charities. Irene also ran mime workshops for what we might now call socially disadvantaged girls and women, and she also held classes in Holloway women’s prison.
In the early 1980s I trained in the Irene Mawer method of mime and movement, and went on to teach mime to children and adults in village halls and from my home for about four years. Then life took a different path. Some 35 years later I am retired and living a nomadic, off-grid lifestyle in a motorhome, in a country where I don’t speak the language and I don’t know many people. My lifestyle is quiet and financial resources are minimal. On the downside, there is the virus, of course.
My question to you, therefore, is how can I use my knowledge of Irene Mawer and mime to help other people – particularly women and/or girls? Who should I focus on and how could I do it? My interests naturally lie with peace and justice, environmental protection, and redressing Climate Change – but I am willing to work outside of these areas if a suitable idea comes up. I am willing to work alone or in partnership.
My resources are an Irene Mawer-dedicated Facebook page, a future book (biography of Irene Mawer), flexibility, communication skills in the English language, enthusiasm and time. Can you prompt me with any other resources that I have overlooked?
Working on-line (perhaps teaching for free), might be a possibility – though I need to contend with a small data package while being out of the UK, so can’t be on-line for too long.
Please contact me with any ideas, either on Facebook or on Messenger or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thanks.
Miss Mawer needs to be known about more – to this end please like, share, comment, follow the Irene Mawer – mime and movement Facebook page so that the search engines have a better chance of picking up her name.