Oklahoma Contemporary
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Presented by Oklahoma City Ballet in partnership with Oklahoma Contemporary

June 23 and 24 | 7:30 p.m.
June 24 | 2 p.m. | FREE abridged family matinee of Unboxed followed by movement class led by Alfonso Pulé of The Groovemeant Community
June 25 | 2 p.m.
Main Building | Te Ata Theater

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

Unboxed is 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 will present a short work, and visual artist Yatika Starr Fields will design set and costume pieces in collaboration with Rena Butler.

World-premiere intellectual property will be created right here in Oklahoma with some of the brightest and most-talented creative minds of our time. Unboxed will fill 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 will also increase accessibility to new ballet audiences: Tickets are “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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