Mia, A Dancer’s Journey
This is the story of Mia Slavenska, one of the most celebrated ballerinas of her time. It is also a story about historical memory, national identity, and art’s power. In her era, everyone in America who loved dance knew her name. Yet, in spite of a career that lasted almost half a century, when Slavenska died in 2002 she believed that she had been completely forgotten. As her daughter, Maria, retraces Slavenska’s life journey, she unearths the story of a maverick ballerina and a lost time of dance. And Maria discovers something more: Mia Slavenska hasn’t been forgotten after all.