Tórtola Valencia

Tórtola Valencia - Handmade Collage

Carmen Tórtola Valencia (June 18, 1882 - February 13, 1955) was a Spanish early modern dancer, choreographer, costume designer, and painter, who generally performed barefoot. Tórtola Valencia is said to have been the inspiration for Rubén Darío's poem, La bailarina de los pies desnudos ("The Barefoot Dancer").
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