Celebrate the Wonderful Women of Dance!

Women of Dance displayTo commemorate Women's History Month, a display on the Women of Dance will be at the Chevy Chase Library throughout March. It is full of unexpected tidbits. For example:

  • Josephine Baker entertained newly liberated inmates at Buchenwald who were too emaciated to be moved right after the war.
  • Eartha Kitt got her start in show business as a dancer with Katherine Dunham's troupe.
  • Maya Plisetskaya's father was killed in Stalin's purges, and her mother was sent to a labor camp in Kazakhstan.

The great women of dance have some amazing stories.  Here's a sneak preview of the display.