Kizuna Dance is excited to announce HANNAH GARNER as our 2020 Guest Commissioned Artist!
HANNAH GARNER was recently named one of Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch" for 2020 for her unique and compelling choreography.
Her company, 2nd Best Dance Company, is a NYC based company founded in 2015. Ms. Garner is interested in how conceptual questions manifest in movement and how movement can effectively move an audience. Pursuing these interests, her work has gone past the traditional dance proscenium to include collaborations in sculpture, animation, theater, film, and site-specific works. 2nd Best Company is committed to creating dance for all audiences, not just dance audiences, and particularly in using humor as an access point. 2nd Best continues to seek multidisciplinary partnerships, explore the limits of the body, and find solace in the humor of being human.
We asked Hannah to do this commission last fall, and she was able to come to a rehearsal before we left for tour. We're so excited to see how her work will add a new flavor to the company's repertory. And, as always, her work will be inspired by an aspect of the Japanese culture.