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UNIT J

OSAGE BALLET - THEN & NOW

  1. Ballet Unit-Teachers Guide

Tallchiefs: Osage Ballet Legends

Maria Tallchief performing “Firebird” at the NYC Ballet on September 19, 1963. Photo by Jack Mitchell/Getty Images
Maria Tallchief performing “Firebird” at the NYC Ballet on September 19, 1963. Photo by Jack Mitchell/Getty Images
Grades 3-12 Language Arts Social Studies Reading & Writing Fine Arts - Music & Art

Students learn basic ballet terms and read summary biographies trace prominent careers of Maria & Marjorie Tallchief, prima ballerinas of Osage descent; and their many honors including being two of five famed “Oklahoma Indian Ballerinas.”

  1. Tallchiefs: Osage Ballet Legends Fact Sheet
  2. Tallchiefs: Osage Ballet Legends Review Qs
  3. Tallchiefs: Osage Ballet Legends Review Qs KEY

Osage Ballet Today - Wahzhazhe: An Osage Ballet

Toleu Mukanov and Milena Garcia performing the Osage Ballet in Santa Fe, 2016
Toleu Mukanov and Milena Garcia performing the Osage Ballet in Santa Fe, 2016
Grades 3-12 Language Arts Social Studies Reading & Writing Fine Arts - Music & Art

Students read and respond to questions on who, what, why, where and how of the Osage Ballet production and music, making connection to the Tallchief sisters. They respond to video clips of the ballet and music, and the read “The Story” - a summary of Osage History and the ballet itself, and summarize two scenes they find most interesting.

  1. Wahzhazhe: An Osage Ballet - Fact Sheet
  2. Wahzhazhe:  The Ballet Story-History of Osage
  3. Wahzhazhe: An Osage Ballet Review Qs
  4. Wahzhazhe: An Osage Ballet Review Qs KEY