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Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center

Free admission.
Limited Seating.
RSVP at lwac@polk.edu

Polk  State Lake Wales Arts Center
1099 State Road 60
Lake Wales, FL

A Time to DanceLibby Skala creates a magical fusion of storytelling, music and creative dance to portray the rich life and inexhaustible spirit of her great aunt Elizabeth “Lisl” Polk, who transcends poverty, artistic repression and the rise of Hitler through the power of dance to become a renowned dance pioneer. Born in 1902 Vienna, Polk survives a premature birth, withholding parents, tuberculosis, two world wars, a more famous sister (Oscar-nominated actress Lilia Skala), and unexpectedly steals the show. In 1995, at the age of 93, she was honored with a lifetime achievement award from the American Dance Therapy Association.  “Funny…captivating…charming! – The New York Times