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Ballerina Maria Tallchief on WTTW's 'Callaway Interviews' in 1978

From the Archive: Maria Tallchief

Daniel Hautzinger

Maria Tallchief, a half-Osage dancer considered one of the epitomes of American ballet in the twentieth century, was recently honored in a Google Doodle that featured footage from WTTW's archive, in honor of Native American Heritage Month.
Ruth Page, photographed by Charlotte Fairchild, from an advertisement for Cantilever Shoes, 1922. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Chicago-based Dancer Ruth Page's "Bewildering Array of Activities"

Daniel Hautzinger

Anna Pavlova, Irving Berlin, Serge Diaghilev, George Balanchine, Rudolf Nureyev: the choreographer and dancer Ruth Page worked with them all, plus brought Americana into ballet, built artistic institutions in her home base of Chicago, and choreographed over 100 ballets.
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