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May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This evening-length work walks the fuzzy, shag-carpet line between dance performance and narrative play, leaning into both text and movement to tell an abstracted version of a well-known fictional story of survival: Little Red Riding HoodRED, from 2nd Best Dance Company, written, choreographed and directed by Hannah Garner, explores how we confront the many-faced “big bads” that lurk on our personal wooded paths by cycling through distinct characters, either true to the original story or entirely new. Four performers brave the unknown by way of spectacle, sentimentality, glamour, mortality and answering the phone.

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Contemporary Technique Workshop with 2nd Best Dance Company

Take a free contemporary dance workshop with NYC-Based 2nd Best Dance Company. This class will cycle through a grounded warm-up intended to organize the body, conditioning to further investigate use of tone and economical energy, sequential and momentum-based traveling material and will culminate in a final phrase designed to continue your physical research of that day. This 90-minute shared practice is open to all levels. Modifications are always welcome.

What is contemporary dance?

Contemporary dance stands out for its emphasis on individual expression, versatility, and the incorporation of diverse movement vocabularies. It is a dance style of expressive dance that has been able to combine features of several genres such as modern, hip-hop, jazz, lyrical and classic ballet and more. Contemporary dance is continuously evolving.

For box office support, email boxoffice@okcontemp.org or call 405 951 0000 during business hours.

About the Creator

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Hannah Garner is a director, choreographer, dancer and co-founder of 2nd Best Dance Company. She has worked with artists like Doug Varone, Raja Feather Kelly, Sue Bernhard Danceworks and Megan Williams Dance in venues such as The Joyce Theater, New York City Center, the Park Avenue Armory and New York Live Arts. Garner’s work at 2nd Best Dance Company has been commissioned by Gibney Dance Inc, GroundWorks DanceTheater and Kizuna Dance, among others. In 2020, she was named one of the “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine.


May 2
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Oklahoma Contemporary
3000 General Pershing Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73107 United States
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