Today’s Dame of the Day is Elsie Ivancich Dunin (July 19, 1935-). This Croatian choreographer specializes in sword dances and other specialities of the Croatian diaspora. In 1981, she founded Cross-Cultural Dance Resources, a non-profit dedicated to the study of dance ethnology.
Today’s Dame of the Day is Slavenka Drakulić (July 4, 1949-). Born in Croatia, Drakulić began her career as a journalist writing about feminist issues for the country’s newspapers. In the 1990s, she left the country for Sweden after she received death threats for writing about the region’s civil war. While in exile, Drakulić wrote extensively about the Yugoslav wars and interviewed inmates of the International Criminal Tribunal. Today, she splits her time between Stockholm and Zagreb.