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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.

Dancer Audition August 24: Click for details...

Dancer Auditions August 24

Tulsa Modern Movement seeks to add one male and one female dancer to its existing group of five, as well as two understudies, for its 2014-2015 season. We are looking for dynamic, intuitive dancers 18 and over who have strong training in modern dance (preference given to those with additional training in ballet and contact improv); who have performance experience; and who are comfortable improvising and developing movement collaboratively.

Our season includes a variety of performance, touring, and professional development opportunities and the chance to contribute to a vibrant, growing dance organization in direct conversation with the local and regional community.

Dancers must be available to rehearse every Wednesday (6:30-10pm) and every other Sunday (4-6pm) from September through May (with the exception of holidays). Tentative dates for our two major performances are December 7 (works-in-progress showing) and May 29-31 (season-end shows at Studio K, with in-theater rehearsals May 27 and 28). Weekly company class and performance stipends are provided.

The audition will take place August 24, 2014, from 4-6 pm at the Flyloft, Studio 3, and will consist of a 60-minute class led by Artistic Director Alicia Chesser and a 60-minute improv and phrase work workshop led by Executive Director Ari Christopher. Please wear comfortable dance clothes (including cotton socks if you wish) and bring a long-sleeved shirt for floor work. Please bring CV and headshot. There is no fee to audition.

Please email tummdance@gmail.com with any questions, and review our website TuMMdance.org to learn about our mission and vision. We look forward to moving with you!



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









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.