Oklahoma Contemporary
Two dancers stand in a close embrace in front of a silver building



Presented by Oklahoma City Ballet in partnership with Oklahoma Contemporary

June 23-25
Main Building | Te Ata Theater

One dancer balances on another's leg in front of a black car sculpture and a silver building

Unboxed was a celebration of contemporary dance by three world-renowned choreographers at the top of their field: Rena Butler, Larry Keigwin and OKC Ballet's Artistic Director Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye. Each choreographer presented a short work, and visual artist Yatika Starr Fields designed set and costume pieces in collaboration with Rena Butler.

World-premiere intellectual property was created right here in Oklahoma with some of the brightest and most-talented creative minds of our time. Unboxed filled a need in our region to help pioneer dance on the global stage, creating work that can be presented to our local community AND can be remounted in other public spaces around the country. It also increased accessibility to new ballet audiences: Tickets were “pay what you can.”

Meet the artists

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Rena Butler, international choreographer originally from Chicago

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Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye, OKC Ballet Artistic Director and award-winning choreographer

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Larry Keigwin, award-winning choreographer and founder of KIEGWIN + COMPANY based in NYC

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Yatika Starr Fields, Oklahoma-born international painter and muralist

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Alfonso Pulé, hip-hop and street dance specialist, Founder of The Groovemeant Community

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


Courtney Connor Jones, principal, and Randolph Fernandez, Corps de Ballet. Photo: Jana Carson.

Courtney Connor Jones and Randolph Fernandez with Gonzalo Lebrija's Breve historia del tiempo, 2020. Photo: Jana Carson.

Larry Keigwin. Photo: Whitney Browne.


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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Visit us at 11 NW 11th St.
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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