Monday, July 16, 2012

It's about time - Anita Velez-Mitchell

Third in a series about time, Anita Velez-Mitchell, who was born and raised in Puerto Rico, talks about her life as a dancer, poet, short story writer, editor, director, choreographer, playwright, mother and grandmother.

Now 96, Anita performed on the Ed Sullivan show and at Carnegie Hall. She danced for Xavier Cugat and her legs were so prized that she had them insured. She was shot out of a cannon while working for Ringling Brothers Circus, the experience which she recounts in It's about time. Her vitality and passion for life and poetry can be found in this fascinating conversation. Enjoy!

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