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"Funny... captivating... charming... Skala's convincing portrayal is the reason Polk is brought to life with such vibrancy."
          – THE NEW YORK TIMES
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"CRITICS PICK: A Time to Dance is a sparkling one-woman show. A vivacious actor, Skala brings childlike exuberance and lots of freeform expressive dance movement to her poignant portrayal of an undaunted survivor."
          – BACK STAGE
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"A beautiful life story worth telling, and hearing... Fanciful and expressive... Skala's face speaks 1,000 words.  (Four Stars)"
          – THE LONDON FREE PRESS
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"With elegant triumph, Skala manages to hold the audience’s attention—and keep it smiling—with a pointed tale of hardship.... She ultimately leaves the audience with a …message of belief in a great and invisible love, and of faith in the strength of one's 'core' that nothing can touch. (Four Stars)"
          – TIME OUT NEW YORK
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"This is Libby Skala’s much-applauded one-woman show, A Time to Dance, interweaving narrative and motion, the successor to her knock-’em-dead Lilia! of nine years ago."
          – CHELSEA NOW & DOWNTOWN EXPRESS
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"The elegant one-person play A Time to Dance...depicted the rich life of Austrian dancer Elizabeth Polk...A lovely dancer, Skala skillfully wove modern dance into glimpses of how her great-aunt, who lived to be 99, survived by never allowing severe disappointments to cloud the vibrancy and beauty of life."
          – THE POST AND COURIER
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"The magic of the show is in its almost child-like simplicity and total lack of gimmicks. Skala deftly impersonates Lisl and credibly tells her story…with unswerving accuracy."
          – CURTAIN UP
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"A wildly energetic performance... Skala captivates from the moment she leaps on stage... Her gift as storyteller is undeniable. Her riotous sense of humor and... honesty...further endears us to this zany, electric woman. By the show's conclusion she has the audience enthusiastically clapping to the rhythm of her final dance number."
          – THE CHARLESTON CITY PAPER
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"Emotions flow as beautifully as [Skala’s] movements across the stage…a fascinating, humorous and touching journey. Libby Skala won “Best Solo Performer” for A Time to Dance at the London Fringe Festival. She will undoubtedly be in the running to win the same at this Festival also."
          – TALK ENTERTAINMENT
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"A must-see!  A Time to Dance is truly uplifting without being saccharine, and that is perhaps the greatest miracle of all.” "
          – BLOGCRITICS.ORG
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"A Time to Dance testifies to the theatrical power of a charismatic performer... [Skala's] extraordinary charm and skill brings to vivid life her great-aunt, captivating the audience and drawing them into Polk's extraordinary life...filled with humor."
          – THE JEWISH STANDARD
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"I had tears of happiness in my eyes at the end of Libby Skala’s one-woman play… [Skala] was shimmering as Lisl. I strongly encourage you to see this beautiful show."
          – LIFE UPON THE SACRED STAGE
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"Dramatically well structured, Polk's story has the potential to appeal to a wide commercial audience as an inspiring story of the immigrant experience."
          – J.B. SPINS
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"This one-woman play is a portrait of a woman so full of love...that she danced her way through life. Events that made others shudder and give up, she was able to take as gifts. Ms. Skala has an excellent sense of dramatic rhythm... a polished gem."
          – THEATRE SCENE
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"A Time to Dance brings history to life. Skala is very funny and approaches even the most serious times...with humor. An interesting portrait...and loving tribute."
          – NYTHEATRE.COM
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"A truly divine play!"
          – LOW COUNTRY TODAY
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"When Libby Skala alights on the stage,... she moves as gracefully as a butterfly. Skala’s characterization is disarmingly honest and belies her angelic countenance..."
          - THE POST & COURIER
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"Wonderful and entertaining, Skala takes patrons on a magical journey using satire, comedy, dance, and skillful character narration to tell her 20th century ancestral story. A colorful, yet poignant montage... whether she’s describing the best or the worst of times, Skala almost always finds humor in the journey and leaves the audience wanting to know more."
          – LOW COUNTRY TODAY
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"It's difficult to explain accurately the charm of this show. As played by her niece, Polk was clearly one of the world's rarities - a deeply happy person who possessed the gift of bringing joy to others. Skala is an extraordinary perfomer. This is a great story, told with economy, verve and just a grain of the magical. It's for everyone."
          – CAVIGLIA'S CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
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"Thumbs up for A Time to Dance. Playwright/performer Libby Skala is absolutely engaging in this show.  She tells the story of her great aunt who was a dancer and dance therapist. Her life is fascinating and Skala does a great job."
          – THE LONDON FREE PRESS BLOG
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"A wonderful performance - so lovingly created. [It is] the passionate story of [Libby's] intriguing and very strong great aunt. I laughed at different times, I was in awe of Libby's ability to deliver so many characters and I had tears in my eyes at the end. Fantastic!"    
          - THE LONDON FRINGE PRESS
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"[Libby Skala's] dance was as varied as her vocalizations and the story rich and captivating from beginning to end. Libby was beautiful throughout, bringing the heart, sadness and promise of an era to the little theatre with her remarkable art. I was thankful I'd brought friends and rewarded by their praise as heartfelt as my own. What an uplifting and joyful evening! ...Another great production of this brilliant and talented young woman."
          - William Hay, Award-winning Writer Blog
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"A skilled actress pays a cheerful tribute to her great aunt, Lisl [Polk], who danced through 
poverty, artistic repression and the rise of Hitler...Libby Skala bubbles over with enthusiasm 
in a rich performance as Lisl...a graceful performance..."
          - EYE WEEKLY, Toronto
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