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Doris Humphrey said,

“Nothing so clearly and inevitably reveals the inner man than movement and gesture… The moment you move you stand revealed, for good or ill, for what you are.”

It is with this understanding that Tulsa Modern Movement values not only technical excellence, but honest and fully-embodied movement. A kind of moving painting, dance gives new life to the space in our frame of vision. Moments of surprise take us over as a new dance unfolds before us. Slashes, dabs, jumps, slides, and lifts fill the space and we can’t help but let our imagination run wild with images that enliven our hearts and minds.

Tulsa Modern Movement supporters are dance and music lovers, artists and businesses who recognize the profound benefits that dance has on the communities where it thrives. We thank our donors, volunteers, and audience for recognizing the transformative power of dance and for stepping forward to preserve and further it.

The KiCKER was a memorable success!

It was beautiful evening with friends, old and new, celebrating and promoting the art of dance. We would like to thank all of the sponsors and contributors who made TuMM's first-ever fundraising event so successful.

Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa
Norvell Family Foundation
Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation

Barthelmes Foundation - Marty & Allie Jensen & Michael Christopher - Bob & Susan Rorschach - Susan & Dan Foust - Dr. Greg Gray - Rachel Bruce Johnson - Nanette Laney - Kathryn Morgan - Fran Ringold - Connie Swan & Bob Klunder - Rosedale Studio - Thomas Stone - Michael VanAntwerp - Susan & Bob Weaver

Allie Jensen Studio - Chimera - Choregus Productions - Jackie Cooper Imports - Dragon Moon Tea - Dwelling Spaces - Elote - Folks Urban Market & Pantry - Full Moon Cafe - Garden Deva - Hey Mambo - Ihloff Salon & Day Spa - Lamar Advertising - Lambrusco'z - McNellie's Group - Michaelfire Studio - Tracey Norvell - Old Village Wine & Spirits - Purple Glaze Studio - Rib Crib - Salt Yoga - Shades of Brown - Smoke - Sonoma Bistro & Wine Bar - The Tavern - Tulsa Ballet - Tulsa Performing Arts Center - Urban Furnishings - The Vault - Wine Barn - Paula Wood - Spa Southern Hills - Bill Knight Automotive - Hawley Urban Hardware - Glacier Confections

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Fox 23 Great Day Green Country - KRJH - Greater Tulsa Reporter Newspapers - Tulsa World Media Company - KGWS 89.5 Public Radio - and Lamar Advertising for our media coverage and billboards.

Ari Christopher, Executive Director
Alicia Chesser, Artistic Director
Caroline Abbott
Ma Cong
Michael Christopher
Joel Norvell
Winston Peraza
Lisa Regan

And, of course, the amazing KiCKER COMMITTEE
Marjorie Bontemps
Alicia Chesser
Ari Christopher
Michael Christopher
Joel Norvell
Megann Smith
Allison Taylor

Tulsa Modern Movement in the News

Tulsa Modern Movement: Plans for 2014/2015 Season

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT: Enjoying TuMM’s recent The KiCKER fundraiser at AHHA are, from left, AHHA Executive Director and KiCKER MC Ken Busby, TuMM leaders Ari Christopher and Alicia Cheeser, and Merrily Sanzalone and Joel Norvell of The Norvell Family Foundation. GTR Newspapers article...


The campaign is ongoing, having recently secured support from the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, the George Kaiser Family Foundation and the Sharna & Irvin Frank Foundation.


Rich Fisher interviews Ari Christopher, TuMM Executive Director...

Rich Fisher's interview with Ari Christopher


Ari Christopher, interviewed on KJRH Tulsa Channel 2...


Fox 23 Great Day Green Country interview with Ari Christopher...


KiCKER Article in GTR Newspapers.









Images on this page from video and photography by Geoffrey Hicks, Sara Segerlin, Clay Flores, iCandy Photography,
Megan McKown Miller, Rachel Bruce Johnson and Amy Hamilton.