TuMM will be developing and performing work for the Harwelden Institute tjuis summer. Check this space for updates on our next public performances.
Modern Dance with TuMM
Photo: Nathan Harmon
TuMM’s weekly class is open to the public and intended for dancers and movers from various backgrounds who wish to find a technique that comes from an internal place. This class is a place to expand your body’s intelligence, strength, and expressive tools.
Class begins gently on the floor with release-based exercises that focus on connecting movements through their anatomical foundations and natural momentum, allowing movers greater physical freedom and expressive possibilities. We bring these tools to standing and progress to longer phrases of choreography focusing on coordination, musicality and expressive possibilities. Through guided improvisation, mind/body awareness and specific performance techniques, we strengthen the connection between technical skill and awareness which gives movement its communicative power. Beginning through advanced students will develop more articulate and intentional movement.
Expect to be surprised, there are many ways to approach movement!
When: Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm Where: University of Tulsa - Spirit Room of the Mabee Gym Attire: Dance or exercise clothes (please bring a long sleeved shirt) Cost: $8 each or $32 for 5 classes (free to TU students)
Payment is accepted in the form of cash (exact change please) or check. Checks can be made out to "AHCT-TuMM"
Class is limited to 25 and preference will be given to those who have reserved their spot. Contact us to reserve.
Please email for information and reservations.
May 12, 1:30PM
Creations in Studio K
Guest Performance by TuMM 30 minutes prior to Tulsa Ballet start time.
Choreographers: Ari Christopher and Alicia Chesser Venue: Tulsa Ballet, Studio K, 1212 E 45th Pl, Tulsa, Oklahoma Dancers: Ari Christopher, Alicia Chesser, Margaret Leighty, Mona Hatter & Jessica Vokoun Works:Alleged Dances Suite and Third Summer
April 6, 7:00PM
Upon First Entering
Immediately immersing the audience into the evening of dance, Upon First Entering uses the body’s natural forms and abstracted gestures to explore the basic and primal power of physical communication. Audience members are invited to finish the work by casting light upon the dancers to make shadows.
TuMM performs a commissioned site-specific work for the closing of the Crystal Bridges exhibition See the Light.
Immerse yourself in light and architecture at the museum with a celebratory closing party for See the Light and the Moshe Safdie exhibition. Illuminate your night with a site-specific architectural dance performance by TuMM (Tulsa Modern Movement); enjoy a special participation art project by Northwest Arkansas Community College’s visual and performing arts students; watch glass-bending demonstrations by local artist Denise Lanuti; and join an immersive theatre tour by The Artist’s Laboratory Theatre. Finish the night with a dance party in the Great Hall featuring a light-painting performance by Los Angeles-based artist Norton Wisdom (see him in action here) and Fayetteville’s electronic fusion band, Space Camp. Get into the night’s glowing experience and come dressed in a light-up costume (be creative!). We’ll post photos on Facebook and announce a winner at the end of the night. If you’re feeling the cold-weather blues, this event will surely warm up your winter! Colorful appetizers are included in the ticket price, and specially lit drinks will be available for purchase.
Choreographed by Ari Christopher, Alicia Chesser and Nina Madsen.
MOREcolor exhibition, Oklahomans for Equality
First performed at eMerge Dance Festival, April, 2011.
Choreographed by Nina Madsen with Alicia Chesser and Ari Christopher.
Tulsa Ballet's Studio K
May 6, 2012
Opening for Tulsa Ballet’s "Creations in Studio K"
Choreographer: Nina Madsen
Venue: Tulsa Ballet Studio K
Dancers: Jen Alden, Jamie Beller, Ari Christopher, Alicia Chesser, Cassie Hampton,
Mona Hatter, Nina Madsen & Jessica Vokoun
'Between Us' investigates a predicament of the human condition: that we are always simultaneously unique individuals and members of a group. The dance explores that doubleness, where the truth about who we are often exists in what is unsaid, in what is held secret in the space between one person and another. Dancers: Jen Alden, Jamie Beller, Alicia Chesser, Ari Christopher, Cassie Hampton, Mona Hatter, Nina Madsen and Jessica Vokoun. Music credits: Vitamin String Quartet - The Grudge; Gideon Freudmann - Denmark (performed by the Portland Cello Project)