HONORS: Revered Influential Immigrant Ballerina Remembered in Film
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., USA–The Emmy Award-winning film, Mia, A Dancer’s Journey, which celebrates the career and influence of famed 20th-century gifted ballerina, Mia Slavenska (1914-2002), will be broadcast on OETA-TV in Oklahoma, tonight at 10 p.m.
The film, a production of PBS SoCal and Slavenska Dance Preservation, Inc., is voiced by Emmy Award-winning actress Blythe Danner and illustrates a daughter’s promise to tell her mother’s story. The result is a fascinating and moving reflection on historical memory, national identity, and the power of dance.
PBS SoCal, PBS for Greater Los Angeles, was honored with a Los Angeles Area Emmy Award by The Television Academy in the Arts and Culture/History category for the film. Honored producers include former Oklahoman Ted Sprague, Kate Johnson, Brenda Brkusic, (as shown in photo insert) and Mia Slavenska’s daughter, Maria Ramas, who also wrote and co-directed for the film.
Winners were announced last July at The Skirball Cultural Center Guerin Pavilion in Herscher Hall. The film, which has also won two Silver Telly Awards, first premiered in November of 2014 on PBS SoCal, and was then distributed to public television stations nationally.
(Read more about Mia, A Dancer’s Journey in articles coming soon to this website).
# # # # #10-20-15GlendaRiceCollins.com Updated 7-13-16.