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For a cultural and contemporary ballet experience, be sure to head to the Mansion Theatre for the Performing Arts for the limited-engagement performance of the Wahzhazhe Osage Ballet. This marvelous historical ballet is an amazing way to learn about the history of the area as well as the indigenous people that lived there.
Coming to life with beautiful ballet dances, colorful Native American outfits, and rhythmic drum beats that are true to the sound of Native American history, this intricate ballet experience is an astonishing way to enjoy entertainment through historical means. The storytelling is positively touching, giving insight into the history of the Osage Nation and the struggles that it has faced throughout the centuries.
Each performance comes to life with cultural references, costuming, and traditional dances combined with graceful ballet numbers. The cultural significance shines a light on the past as well as gives interesting insight into the lives of indigenous people. Whether you are a new ballet fan or have wanted to experience the art in person for a while, this ballet production is a must-see.
The production explores 400 years of Osage Nation history with each dance that unfolds on the stage. The cultural representation is accurate, important, and doesn't shy away from the truth. From the harrowing history of the European takeover and the disease, death, and modernization it caused to the assimilation into modern American culture, the ballet provides the true history of the Osage Nation and its people. For those who want to uncover the truths of the history of the Osage area, this is a magnificent performance to witness.
The show is inspired and created by indigenous people from a variety of tribes. Inspired by the work of Osage writer Lou Brock, he worked with Dr Joseph Rivers to create original music for the ballet. The show also features the choreography of talented Osage / Cherokee choreographer Jenna Smith. Alongside these elements, the ballet features professional dancers and local performers from an array of Native American Nations. From the Apache Nation to the Osage Nation, Cherokee, Sioux, Pawnee, Seminole, and other Nations, these performers all come together to allow visitors to experience their history.
About the Mansion Theatre for the Performing Arts
The ballet performance takes place at the Mansion Theatre, which is proudly hailed as one of the best venues in the Branson area. Whether you see a limited-engagement show from Rhonda Vincent, Gene Watson, or the Bellamy Brothers, or catch the Wahzhazhe Ballet, you will be impressed.
For elements of history, dance, and beautiful art, the Wahzhazhe Osage Ballet is an experience that you do not want to miss out on. Since this performance has had sold-out shows at the Smithsonian and has even been performed for the Pope, you definitely want to be sure to snag your tickets ASAP!
- Approximately how long is the Wahzhazhe, an Osage Ballet ?
The show lasts approximately 2 hours.
- In what theater is the show held?
The Mansion Theater for the Performing Arts.
- What type of parking do you have?
Parking is free.