She was just 27 and at the pinnacle of her career when, prior to a company tour to Denmark in 1956, she decided not to stand in line to get the new polio vaccine. She was stricken in Europe before the tour had even begun. While she regained the use of her arms and torso, she was confined to a wheelchair until her death 44 years later. Her dancing career spanned only ten years, but her influence on the dance world was enormous.
Houston, TX 77005
Category: Movie Theaters
Region: Kirby-West U
1 p.m. May 25, 26 and 27, 7 p.m. May 30 and 31, and 5 p.m. June 1. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713‑639‑7515 or visit mfah.org/films. $9.
May 25-27, 1 p.m.; Fri., May 30, 7 p.m.; Sat., May 31, 7 p.m.; Sun., June 1, 5 p.m., 2014