Mary Vouras

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Mary Vouras with Simon Karas

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Mary Vouras and Simon Karas


Mary Vouras lived in Greece for 23 years studying folk music and dance and teaches Modern Greek Studies at Boston University and Harvard University. She danced with the Dora Stratou Dance Troupe in the Ancient Theatre of Piraeus. With Simon Karas, an eminent authority on Greek folk and Byzantine music, she recorded regional music with technologically-advanced art equipment. The result is 25 records, 4 CDs, and books released by the Society for the Dissemination of National Music. Mary catalogued the Notopoulos collection of music made in Greece in the early 1950s with the purpose of ensuring the survival of the oral tradition of epic poetry and song.

Mary died on Thursday, December 29, 2011.

Among Mary's publications are

Dances Mary is known for include Ais Giorgis, Ai Vasiliatikos Makedonikos, Apanomeritis (Takounaki), Baidouska (Kleftikos Makedonikos, Paidushka, Roumlouki), Ballaristos, Ballos, Beratis, Eleni Kopella (Kori Eleni, Eleno Mome), Fysouni, Gaida, Gaitanaki Rodou, Gerakina (Nigritinos), Gerondon, Hasapikos (Samniotikos), Hasapikos Thrakikos (Pilalitos), Ikariotikos, Ikosi Ena (Dyo ke Dyo), Kalamatianos, Kalymnikos, Karagouna, Karsilamas (Antikrystos Makedonikos), Karyatidon (Arakhovitikos), Kastorianos (Zilia), Kastrinos (Irakliotikos, Malevyziotikos, Pidikhtos Sitiakos), Katsibadianos, Kerkyraikos (Perdika), Kostilata, Kotchari, Kots, Koulouritikos, Krinitsa, Lefkatitikos, Letchina, Levendikos, Menousis, Mermingas, Mermingas Kefallinias (Koutso-stamatistos, Stamatistos), Mikhanikos, Misirlou, Never on Sunday, Nikolos, Omal Karasoundeikon (Kerasoundeikon, Kotsikhton Omal, Lemona, Omal Sampsoundeikon), Pipilommatena (Patoula), Pentozalis, Piloirtikos, Pipilommatena, Pogonisios, Raidouska (Polemikos Makedonikos), Rovas, Sari Kouz, Serra (Makheri), Sousta Dodekanisou, Sousta Kritis, Starotos (Rikhtos), Syrtikos (Aradiastite sto Horo, Mais, Stafida), Syrtos, Syrtos Haniotikos (Haniotikos, Kritikos) Syrtos Kefallinias, Syrtos Kyprou Gynekios, Syrtos Pyleas (Alonia, Kapoutzidianos, Kato St'alonia, Syrtos Makedonikos), Syrtos Rodou, Syrtos Sylvrianos (Nisiotikos, Syrtos Nisiotikos), Syrtos Thrakikos, Tai Tai, Tap'nos (Andaman Pallikari), Therizmos Thrakis, Tik (Embropis, Trata Megaron, Tripati, Trygona, Tsakonikos, Tsamikos (Kleftikos), Tsamikos Epirou (Magia), Varys Hasapikos (Argos Hasapikos, Naftikos, Pireotikos), Vlakha Epirou, Zagorisios, Zaybekiko (Alatsatiani), Zeibekikos Kyprou (Ematha Pos Ise Mangas, Memetis), Zervos Karpathou, and Zvarniara (Giouria sta Palouria).