Gratitude Jam
Nov
22
6:30 PM18:30

Gratitude Jam

An open-ended dance opportunity of loosely guided improvisation. No formal dance training required. All are invited to gather for dinner/drinks and conversation afterward (location TBD).

Cost: entirely free of charge
Attire: dance/movement clothes

Photo Credit: John A. Ferrante

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Company Audition
Aug
9
4:30 PM16:30

Company Audition

Come join our movement.

Tulsa Modern Movement seeks male and female company dancers and understudies from a variety of diverse cultural backgrounds for its 2017-2018 season. We are looking for dynamic, intuitive dancers (age 18 or older) who have strong training in modern dance (preference given to those with additional training in contact improv); who have performance experience; and who are comfortable improvising and developing movement collaboratively. We do not discriminate on the basis of height, size, skin color, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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 approximately five hours per week from September through April. Weekly company class, Master Classes with guest teachers and stipends will be provided.

The audition will take place August 9, 2017, from 6:30-8:30 pm at Flyloft (Studio 3), an optional information meeting will be held that afternoon in the conference room at the FlyLoft from 4:30-5:15. Rachel Bruce Johnson and Ari Christopher will co-teach Modern technique and improvisation. 
Please wear comfortable dance clothes (including cotton socks if you wish) and bring a long-sleeved shirt for floor work. Please bring a CV and headshot. 
There is $35 fee for auditioning, which can be waived for anyone enrolled in the Brian Brooks Intensive (Choregus Productions) or the Exchange Choreography Festival (Bell House Arts), please contact Ari for details.

Please pre-register at the link below. Email tummdance@gmail.com with any questions, and visit our website at tummdance.org for more about our mission and vision. We look forward to moving with you!

Who: Open to intermediate levels and higher
When: 6:30-8:30 (Audition), 4:30-5:15 (Info meeting)
Where: FlyLoft, 117 N. Boston, Tulsa, OK 74103
Bring/Wear: Comfortable dance clothes, layers, cotton socks, dance knee pads, a journal and pen/pencil
Cost: $35

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Feb
19
4:00 PM16:00

Open Rehearsal for Visual Artists

On February 19, 2017, artists are invited to spend any or all of rehearsal exploring color, line, shape and dynamics as we create Tease And Seize in our spacious studio at the FlyLoft, 117 N. Boston, Tulsa, from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. Suggested donation $10 at the door. Pre-registration is required. Click here to register. 

Bring your sketch pads, paints, charcoals, artist chairs, easels, cushions, cameras, and other art-creating supplies (with some restrictions, see registration form for details). 

This event will be intimate -- not a performance or a posing session but a casual and mostly nonverbal conversation among disciplines in the service of personal creative development. (We ask that no photographs be shared on social media without our permission, as we will ask permission of the artists before sharing anything of theirs.) We look forward to having your energy in the space with us!

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"Liquid Geography" at Studio K
Apr
15
to Apr 17

"Liquid Geography" at Studio K

The culminating work of our 2015-2016 season. Choreographers Alicia Chesser and Ari Christopher address the nature of change with a company of 10 dancers, with live original music by Scott Bell, Dylan Aycock, Jon Paul Pope, and Liz Coffman. Abundance and loss, ritual and joy, destruction and regeneration -- this is our landscape, yours and ours, and we hope you will come explore it with us.

"Liquid Geography"

April 15-17, 2016

Tulsa Ballet's Studio K

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Contemporary Master Class with Mary Lyn Graves
Dec
16
6:30 PM18:30

Contemporary Master Class with Mary Lyn Graves

TuMM is thrilled to welcome back the sweet powerhouse Mary Lyn Graves for a Second Winter Master Class.

The goal of this contemporary technique class is to explore expression and play within the structure of set movement sequences. Using concepts of fall and recovery, dynamic weight shifting, and anatomical alignment, dancers will find the suppleness and availability in their bodies from which movement springs with ease. The movements will range from simple mapping of the body’s pathways to technically demanding, physically challenging phrase work. Through imagery, sensation, and clarity of focus and intent, dancers will intellectually and physically engage with their bodies, fellow dancers, and the space around them. But most importantly, this is a dance class so there will be plenty of moving and shaking!

Mary Lyn Graves is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Now in her third season with Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company (Salt Lake City, UT), she has performed throughout the United States in works by Doug Varone, Jonah Bokaer, Johannes Wieland, Alwin Nikolais, Martha Graham, Daniel Charon, Charlotte Boye-Christensen, and Karole Armitage. Mary Lyn has taught dance and movement across the country to diverse groups ranging from elementary-aged children to college students to senior citizens and has led master classes at Colorado State University, Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Wichita State University, and Brenau University in Georgia. Mary Lyn trained at the University of Oklahoma, from which she received a BFA in Dance in 2012, and at the Tulsa Ballet Center for Dance Education.

Wednesday, December 16
6:30-7:45
FlyLoft, Studio 3, 117 N Boston
Suggested Donation $10

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A TuMM Gathering: Works-in-Progress Showing + Conversation
Dec
6
4:00 PM16:00

A TuMM Gathering: Works-in-Progress Showing + Conversation

Our fourth annual celebration of open doors and open engagement. This work-in-progress showing and conversation -- which has become one of the all-around favorite events of the season -- weaves you into our creative process with wine and cheese, improvisation and on-the-spot choreography, a glimpse at what we've made so far this season in preparation for our premiere in April, and a conversation led by you. Please join us and arrive early -- last year's event was standing room only. Donations graciously accepted.

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