Wahzhazhe, an Osage Ballet
Enjoy contemporary ballet and an amazing amount of entertainment at the brand new Wahzhazhe, an Osage Ballet show. Head to the Mansion Theatre for the Performing Arts in Branson, MO to experience the dazzling talents and graceful dances.
Highlighted with the heart-pounding drum beats and rhythmic dances, the Wahzhazhe Ballet is sure to delight dancing fans of all ages. Not only does it provide great entertainment, but its powerful storytelling is sure to entrance. The ballet is centered around the history of Native Americans, but specifically the Osage Nation. Interweaving cultural significance with the beautiful ballet dances, this show will delight ballet lovers and those who are new to the art.
Explore 400 years of Osage Nation history as each dance unfolds onstage. The cultural representation of the history is real and raw, encompassing all of the historical events and culture of this tribe. See the harrowing history as a people who were once uncontacted are swept up in the bursting European incursion and its inevitable results on the culture. Remaining true to the history, the ballet covers harrowing topics from the cultural changes, disease, and assimilation of the indigenous people with modern American culture. It is an interesting way to learn the history of the Osage Nation.
The show has performed for the Pope in Philadelphia and at places such as the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, Tusla Performing Arts Center, and the Coleman Theatre, and has been known to move even the burliest of audience members to tears. In a touching and heartfelt tribute to the Nation's history, you are certain to leave with a new understanding and impactful respect for the indigenous people of this nation.
The show was inspired by Osage author Lou Brock and his works called, 'The Journey'. With original music composed by Dr Joseph Rivers and Lou Brock and choreography from the talented Jenna Smtih, an Osage/Cherokee woman, the ballet has truly embraced the culture. Employing the talents of 12 professional dancers along with local performers from various Nations from Osage and Cherokee to the Apache, Seminole, and Pottawattamie, the ballet production truly pays tribute to the struggles of Native Americans in a respectful and intriguing way.
About the Mansion Theatre for the Performing Arts
This exciting performance venue has been bringing some of the hottest Branson entertainment to the Ozarks. As well as offering limited-engagement concerts from stars like Rhonda Vincent, Gene Watson, and the Bellamy Brothers, the stage hosts amazing events like the Wahzhazhe Ballet. Each show is sure to delight with state-of-the-art sound and lighting and an expansive stage.
Be sure to grab your tickets to see the lovely Wahzhazhe Osage Ballet performance before they sell out! A trip to this theater to experience the harrowing history and past of the Osage Nation is a great addition to any Branson vacation.
- 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.