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Staging Ethnologic Dance: La Meri, Whiteness, and the Problems of Cross-Ethnic Embodiment

Rebekah J. Kowal

in Dancing the World Smaller: Staging Globalism in Mid-Century America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190265311
eISBN:
9780190265359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265311.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 2 examines La Meri’s controversial legacy in American concert dance. An Anglo-American dance artist who specialized in Asian and Latin American dance practices, La Meri fashioned herself as a ... More


Early Professional Work and Touring, 1920s

Nancy Lee Chalfa Ruyter

in La Meri and Her Life in Dance: Performing the World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066097
eISBN:
9780813058320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066097.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

La Meri’s professional dance work began in San Antonio in 1920 and then subsequently included performances in New York and on international tours. She started out in silent movie “prologues” and ... More


La Meri and Her Life in Dance: Performing the World

Nancy Lee Chalfa Ruyter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066097
eISBN:
9780813058320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066097.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

La Meri (Russell Meriwether Hughes, 1899–1988) was a performing artist, choreographer, teacher, and writer who built her career on ethnologic dance from many parts of the world. In the 1920s and ... More


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