The Nita Zita Project tells the story of legendary 1920's New Orleans dancers, two jewish sisters and glittering globetrotters who fled antisemitism in Hungary in 1922 to blaze their own trail as contortionist acrobatic performers. They rose to international stardom and danced through every war before retiring to New Orleans, where they became recluses, painting their creole cottage top to bottom with magnificent polka dots. After they died, their neighbor found thousands of costumes in their home, which she then sold in a yard sale that last 5 years. Their story has inspired countless artists, who have created award-winning plays, dance tributes, paintings and poetry based on the extraordinary story of these sisters.

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