Triple Croatian Delight At 2015 Emmy Awards

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Croatia, the War, and the Future

Brenda Brkusic Milinkovic Accepting her Emmy for "Mia, a dancer's journey" Photo: Associated Press/AP Brenda Brkusic Milinkovic
Accepting her Emmy for
“Mia, a dancer’s journey”
Photo: Associated Press/AP

Voiced by Emmy®-winning actress Blythe Danner, “Mia, a dancer’s journey” tells the story of an immigrant ballerina who inspired generations. Mia Slavenska was one of the most celebrated ballerinas of the 20th century, Croatia’s greatest dancer, and a pioneer in American ballet. Caught in the maelstrom of 20th century political events, she was forced to leave her native Croatia at age twenty in order to continue to dance. At age twenty-one, she was celebrated in Western Europe as the likely successor to prima Ballerina Anna Pavlova; and, at age twenty-three, she was emigrating to the United States with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo to escape a looming world war.

Mia Slavenska as "Blanche" in Streetcar Named Desire 1952 Photo: miasfilm.com Mia Slavenska as
“Blanche” in Streetcar Named Desire
1952
Photo: miasfilm.com

Otis College of Arts and Design says that “when Mia arrived in the late…

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