Participating in Our Growing Dance Scene

TuMM is bringing 'Mother Under', an excerpt of 'Liquid Geography', to Exchange Choreography Festival at noon on Friday, Aug. 26. ‘The Fourth Position’, a new work by Alicia Chesser and collaborator Scott Bell is on at 11 AM. AND we are excited to see original choreography from TuMM dancers included in the festival. 'War Sweater', by Kayla Davis and 'Echo', by Lexie Sweeney, will be presented during the 10 AM concert. See all three informal concerts (10, 11 & noon) for $15.

After the informal concerts, the festival curators will select works to be included in the Best of the Fest Gala concert on Saturday evening. (tickets $20)

Exchange will feature Susan Rethorst, an internationally renowned dance-maker, teacher, and author. Many TuMM dancers will be participating in her workshop on her signature method of choreographic Wrecking (c). 

The festival, Presented by Bell House Arts, will include works by other local and regional dance-makers, we hope to see great big warm audiences. Please consider a festival pass for $80 and come see it all!

 

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Process Work and Play

If you were at our TuMM Gathering back in December, you might remember this funny moment with Artistic Director Alicia Chesser and the dancers creating a little piece of choreography on the fly. Come to "Liquid Geography" next month and see if you can spot any of this movement in the final product! Thanks to Nathan Harmon for capturing this on film.

Layer by Layer

We are privileged to welcome Scott Bell, Dylan Aycock, Jon Paul Pope, and Liz Coffman into the life of "Liquid Geography." They are creating all the music for this production and will play live onstage with us as we dance. And already, after having heard just a bit of what they're making, the dance has a new vibration. (Thanks to Tulsa artist Jeff Hogue for sharing this pic.)

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Rehearsal Photos by Seth Wills

Last week we welcomed our friend Seth Wills into the studio with us. Seth is a Tulsa photographer who was looking to stretch himself in his art form, and we're honored to have shared space with him as we worked in ours in rehearsal for our upcoming premiere, "Liquid Geography." He shot these in-studio over the course of two hours, with a 35mm film camera.