This Day in Jewish History 1916: A Dancer Who Defied the Red-baiters Is Born

Bella Lewitzky also beat an obscenity ban, for the principle of the thing, as she didn't stage anything obscene, she stressed.

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January 13, 1916, is the birthdate of the modern-dance performer, choreographer and teacher Bella Lewitzky, who is remembered not only for the art she created but also for the courage with which she defied...