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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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Australasia and Asia, 1936–1937

Australasia and Asia, 1936–1937

(p.90) 4 Australasia and Asia, 1936–1937
La Meri and Her Life in Dance

Nancy Lee Chalfa Ruyter

University Press of Florida

This chapter covers travel and performances in London (February-March, 1936); Australia and New Zealand (June-November, 1936); and Ceylon (Sri Lanka), India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, and Hawaii (December 1936-October 1937). La Meri’s frequent and multipage letters to Lilian during this time provide a wealth of detailed information about her performances and the dance training she sought and received in the various countries like the dances of India. The letters also detail the group’s travels from one place to another, their daily activities, the difficulties they sometimes encountered, and the people they met Also discussed is La Meri’s training and work with the Indian dancer Ram Gopal.

Keywords:   London, Australia, New Zealand, India, Japan, Ram Gopal, Letters

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