Oklahoma Contemporary
Four people stand together seemingly naked covered by fluffy red feathers from the top of the chest down



May 2-4 | 7 p.m.
May 4 | 11 a.m. | free dance workshop

Te Ata Theater

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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 Hood. RED, 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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About the Creator

A woman with brown hair holds her face as she examines her reflection in a mirror

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.

OKLD Horiz Full Color

This performance is sponsored in part by OK Let’s Dance, an initiative of the Kirkpatrick Family Fund.


RED performers Courtney Barth, Hannah Garner, Will Noling, Ryan Yamauchi. Image courtesy of 2nd Best Dance Company.

Hannah Garner. Photo courtesy of the artist.


Monday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Closed Tuesday

Wednesday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone: 405 951 0000
Fax: 405 951 0003

Oklahoma Contemporary
P.O. Box 3062
Oklahoma City, OK 73101

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