Maria Tallchief


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Noun1.Maria Tallchief - United States ballerina who promoted American ballet through tours and television appearances (born in 1925)Maria Tallchief - United States ballerina who promoted American ballet through tours and television appearances (born in 1925)
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One of the more interesting collections of videos included are a series of thirty-six Master-classes provided by the George Balanchine Foundation, in which ballet greats such as Allegra Kent and Maria Tallchief can be observed teaching Balanchine's choreography of particular roles to younger dancers.
She was very tall, with narrow, seemingly fragile shoulders, and as Maria Tallchief remarked admiringly, "limbs that never finished.
Spanning from 1700 to 2013, here are illustrated chapter biographies of: Mary Musgrove, Empress of the Creeks; Nancy Ward, the Cherokee Rose; Susette La Flesche, Omaha "Bright Eyes;" Emily Pauline Johnson, "The Mohawk Princess;" Mountain Wolf Woman, an honored Ho-Chunk woman; Rosebud Yellow Robe, Lakota Sioux Storyteller; Annie Dodge Wauneka, Navajo Healer; Maria Tallchief, Osage Ballerina; and Wilma Mankiller, Cherokee Chief.
One of the most celebrated ballerinas of the 20th century, Maria Tallchief was known for the brilliance of her dancing--for her daring, her speed, her musicality, and her showmanship.
More recent famous Indians mentioned include Allie Reynolds (Creeek Yankee pitcher), Jim Thorpe (Sauk Fox great athlete), Will Rogers (part Cherokee humorist), Marjorie and Maria Tallchief (Osage, ballet dancers), Charles Eastman, D'Arcy McNickle, and Maria Martinez.
Among his many ballet partners were Alicia Markova, Irina Baronova, Agnes de Mille, Ruthanna Boris, Yvette Chauvire, Moira Shearer, Rosella Hightower, Maria Tallchief, Tamara Toumanova, and Alicia Alonso.
Maria Tallchief, a member of the Osage tribe, was a prima ballerina in the mid-20th century.
The situation makes for miserable conditions but, in contrast, great stories, as evidenced by the essays from a very diverse group of Oklahoma women ranging from former prisoners and victims of abuse to a tribal chief, best-selling author and the legendary ballerina Maria Tallchief.
Stocked with wise, eccentric divas like Alicia Markova, Maria Tallchief, and Alexandra Danilova, Ballets Russes proves that art trumps adversity.
Maria Tallchief went on to do great things as a dancer.
Maria Tallchief, one of America's greatest ballerinas, shares her enchanting story of growing up on an Osage reservation and moving to New York City to pursue her dreams of becoming a ballerina.