“Mia, A Dancer’s Journey” co-directed, produced, and edited by Adjunct Professor of Digital Media Kate Johnson will be presented at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Dance on Camera film festival on Jan 31st. After the screening, Johnson and her co-director Maria Ramas will participate in a Q & A.
The film explores the life of Mia Slavenska, a celebrated ballerina of the 20th century. Caught in the maelstrom of 20th century political events, she was forced to leave her native Croatia at age 20 in order to continue to dance; at age 21, she was celebrated in Western Europe; and at age 23, she emigrated to the United States with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo to escape a looming world war.
The film, originally broadcast in November, will have an encore broadcast on PBS SoCal on Jan. 29th and 9:00 p.m.