Ballet http://kwgs.org en Getting to Know the Local Dance Company Tulsa Modern Movement (or TuMM) http://kwgs.org/post/getting-know-local-dance-company-tulsa-modern-movement-or-tumm <p>On this edition of ST, we meet Ari Christopher, the Executive Director and Choreographer of Tulsa Modern Movement (or TuMM). Initiated in 2011, TuMM, per its <a href="http://www.TuMMdance.org">website</a>, "invigorates modern dance in Oklahoma by creating and performing new choreography, promoting life-long learning in the art of dance, and collaborating across disciplines." Christopher studied at the Martha Graham Center for Contemporary Dance and attended the Modern Dance BFA program at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:19:26 +0000 Rich Fisher 58225 at http://kwgs.org Getting to Know the Local Dance Company Tulsa Modern Movement (or TuMM) "Wahzhazhe: An Osage Ballet" Returns to Tulsa http://kwgs.org/post/wahzhazhe-osage-ballet-returns-tulsa <p>The Osage ballet, "Wahzhazhe," had its premiere last summer here in Oklahoma; it was first conceived of about four years ago, and was originally inspired by a suite of music by Lou Brock, an Osage composer. This contemporary ballet brings together certain special qualities of Osage history and culture: a reverence for classical ballet (which was, of course, the legacy of two famous Osage ballerinas, Maria and Marjorie Tallchief) and a deep respect also for the richness of Osage traditional music, dance, and textile arts. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 18:25:08 +0000 Rich Fisher 44821 at http://kwgs.org "Wahzhazhe: An Osage Ballet" Returns to Tulsa