1916 – Birth of the Ginner-Mawer School

By the time this article was published in 1933, Classical Greek Dance (which was known as Revived Greek Dance) would be approximately 20 years old – with many of the early years being spent in developing and improving the technique. The opening comment demonstrates that it was still fairly uncommon “A very different type of dancing was to be seen…

The performers were Ruby Ginner plus three students and Ruby explained to the writer of the article that her career had moved from performing on stage, to studying and developing Greek Dance.

In 1916 she started the Ginner-Mawer School of Dance and Drama. Miss Irene Mawer, her partner, is the authoress of many mime plays for performers of Greek dances.

Author: Janet Fizz Curtis

Janet Fizz Curtis is trained in the Irene Mawer Method of Mime and Movement and is now writing a book about the life of Irene Mawer.

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