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Nancy Lee Chalfa Ruyter

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780813066097

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813066097.001.0001

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Early Professional Work and Touring, 1920s

Early Professional Work and Touring, 1920s

(p.19) 2 Early Professional Work and Touring, 1920s
La Meri and Her Life in Dance

Nancy Lee Chalfa Ruyter

University Press of Florida

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 annual San Antonio celebrations and then went on to have roles in various theatrical works. She began using “La Meri” as her professional name in 1926. From that year until the 1940s, Guido Carreras, her agent and then husband, arranged bookings for her. These included engagements in Mexico in 1926, Cuba and Puerto Rico in 1927, and Central and South America from June 1928 to August 1929. Her early programs included works of ballet and interpretive dance.

Keywords:   Prologue, La Meri, Guido Carreras, Ballet, Interpretive dance, Centeral and South America

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