La Meri

Nancy Lee Ruyter

in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Ethnicity

ISBN: 9780199754281
Published online March 2014 | | DOI:
La Meri

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This essay examines the work of La Meri (Russell Meriwether Hughes, 1898–1988), a concert dance artist, teacher, and researcher who studied, performed, taught, and wrote about the dance traditions of an international array of cultures and specialized in what she termed “ethnic dance.”

Keywords: ethnic dance; Ethnologic Dance Center; La Meri

Article.  6999 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Dance ; Ethnomusicology

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