Osage People http://publicradiotulsa.org en "Wahzhazhe: An Osage Ballet" Returns to Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/wahzhazhe-osage-ballet-returns-tulsa <p>The Osage ballet, "Wahzhazhe," had its premiere last summer here in Oklahoma; it was first conceived of about four years ago, and was originally inspired by a suite of music by Lou Brock, an Osage composer. This contemporary ballet brings together certain special qualities of Osage history and culture: a reverence for classical ballet (which was, of course, the legacy of two famous Osage ballerinas, Maria and Marjorie Tallchief) and a deep respect also for the richness of Osage traditional music, dance, and textile arts. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 18:25:08 +0000 Rich Fisher 44821 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Wahzhazhe: An Osage Ballet" Returns to Tulsa