Maria Tallchief

Maria Tallchief's name means "woman of two worlds," reflecting the different worlds of Tallchief, including ballet and her Osage Indian heritage.

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Premiere Date
November 1, 2007
Length
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call
Producer

Sandy Sunrising Osawa

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The Film

Maria Tallchief's Indian name means "woman of two worlds" and this documentary deftly weaves together the different worlds of Tallchief, including ballet and her Osage Indian heritage. Breathtaking clips of this legendary dancer document, not only the birth of ballet in America, but Tallchief's inspiring journey to become America's first prima ballerina.

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