Pioneer women: Early British Modern Dancers

The project centres on two archive collections held by the National Resource Centre for Dance which document the life and work of two British modern dancers Madge Atkinson and Ruby Ginner, whose significance to dance history has largely been over-looked. The project aims to write these women and their legacies back into history by undertaking vital work on the archives and in-depth research of their dance forms and cultural context while also working to enhance the collection and make it accessible by creating an electronic finding aid. Oral histories will be recorded and added to the Natural Movement Archive and Bice Bellairs Collection of Revived Greek Dance to provide broader contextual material for the study of early-20th century modern dance.

Principal investigator
Professor Rachel Fensham
Principal project staff
Professor Rachel Fensham
Start date
Sunday, April 1, 2007
Completion date
Thursday, April 1, 2010