Osage ballet returns from Smithsonian for performances in Bartlesville, Tulsa
PAWHUSKA — Just back from performances at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, “Wahzhazhe” will have three performances in Bartlesville and three in Tulsa this month.
The ballet will be at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 and 10, and at 2 p.m. Aug. 11, at the Bartlesville Community Center. Tulsa performances are Aug. 16-18 at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.
Osage member Margie Burkhart, said, “Dance is a common language that unites us all on some level and the contemporary ballet, ‘Wahzhazhe,’ does just that by depicting the history and culture of the Osage people. ‘Wahzhazhe’ ballet combines aesthetics with an educational history lesson that could easily be understood by all.”
With help from the National Endowment for the Arts, Osage Foundation, Spyglass Energy Group, Michael Grave, Nadel and Gussman, Osage LLC and many others, “Wahzhazhe” premiered in August 2012. With the resounding success of the 2012 debut, NMAI invited them to perform in Washington, D.C. in March 2013.
Tickets to the Osage ballet, “Wahzhazhe,” are on sale for the Tulsa PAC performances online at http://tulsapac.com/events.asp?id=92&eventid=2578&task=display and for the Bartlesville performance at the Bartlesville Community Center Box Office. Ticket prices are adults, $18, children and seniors, $12.
For more information contact “Wahzhazhe” at 918-704-4668 or go to www.osageballet.com.