102-Year-Old dancer sees herself on film for the first time

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Alice Barker lived to 103 years old, and used to strut on the stage all through her 30’s and 40’s as a dancer. She was vibrant, beautiful and talented. Yet, she has not seen herself perform.

With the aid of Mark Cantor of Jazz on Film, and David Shuff, they made it possible for her to see what she had never before.

When they were shuffling through several old films, they discovered the ones that featured Alice, took them to the nursing home where she resides, and showed them to her.

David Shuff shared Barker’s story on Reddit, where he wrote that the videos were now in her possession and that they are often played in her retirement center’s communal room, noting that she’s a ‘rock star these days’.

He added that Barker knows her videos are online now and that it made her happy because she ‘feels connected to the world again’.

But the most special part for Barker was getting the chance to watch herself dance again.

‘I used to often say to myself, I am being paid to do something that I enjoy doing and I would do it for free,’ she said.

‘Because it just felt so good doing it, because that music, you know, I just get carried away in it.’

Share this remarkable story and let the memory of ‘Little Chicken’ Alice Barker live on.

Sources: TheVintageNews, DailyMail

 

 

Kash Khan

Kash Khan

Kash Khan is the founder of Educate Inspire Change (EIC). Since 2012 he has focused on on inspiring and educating others in order to improve their consciousness and connect to their true selves.

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Kash Khan is the creator of Educate Inspire Change(EIC). He founded EIC in 2012 to help keep people informed, to encourage people to expand their consciousness and to inspire people to reach for their dreams.
Since 2019 he has been going through the most transformative period of his life working with Sacred Plant Medicines out of Costa Rica and is now focusing much more on creating conscious content with the sole purpose of giving people more self-awareness so that they can heal mind, body & spirit and live a full life of meaning and purpose.

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