2nd Best Dance Company
Quintet for 5
Quintet for 5 searches for commonality in the individual mind and uniformity in the individual body. Five performers create and inhabit landscapes of loneliness and togetherness in an attempt to fill gaps, assuage uncertainty, and know more.
Bring a blanket and a friend and join us for this free performance at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Harbor View Lawn, as part of Gibney Dance Company’s dance-mobile series! No RSVP required.
dance-mobile is an annual series of free outdoor performances in parks throughout New York City. By ‘making space for dance’ in outdoor public spaces through dance-mobile, Gibney Dance Company hopes to make the power of movement accessible to all members of our community. The 2019 series features 2nd Best Dance Company, Gibney Dance Company performing work by Micaela Taylor, and Soles of Duende. All events are free and open to the public. No RSVP required.
About 2nd Best Dance Company
2nd Best Dance Company is a NYC based company, founded in 2015 by artistic director, performer, and choreographer Hannah Garner. 2nd Best is interested in how conceptual questions manifest in movement and how movement can effectively move an audience. Pursuing these interests, their work has gone past the traditional dance proscenium to include collaborations in sculpture, animation, theater, film, and site-specific works.
Recent credits include Gallim x create:ART Artist in Residence (2018) and commissioned choreographer by SUNY Purchase College (2018) for their spring season. Hannah continues to be a guest teaching artist at Purchase College. ‘Housewarming’, a collaborative evening-length site-specific work with Ryan Yamauchi, was recently commissioned by NJ nonprofit Arts by the People after two runs of the show out of Hannah and Ryan’s shared Harlem apartment (September 2017-July 2018). In addition 2nd Best’s work has been commissioned by Hudson Valley dance company, A-Y / Dancers (August-October 2018), and can be seen in music videos for artists like Half Waif (February 2018) and Frankie Cosmos (July 2018) and in the world premiere of off-broadway play ‘Honors Students’ by Rae Mariah MacCarthy (The Wild Project, 2018). 2nd Best productions have been presented through Gallim Dance (2018), Purchase College (2018), Arts by the People (2018), Mark Morris Dance Group/Duffy Performance Space (2017), the Howland Cultural Center (2018), Triskelion Arts/Muriel Schulman Theater (2019, 2017, 2016), Friends Seminary (2017), Dixon Place (2017, 2016), The Wassaic Project (2018, 2016), WOW Cafè Theatre for The New York International Fringe Festival (2016), Chen Dance Center (2016), and more.
2nd Best is currently the 2019 Resident Artist at Triskelion Arts, where they host affordable technique class in preparation for the premiere of their upcoming evening entitled ‘RED.’ 2nd Best continues to seek multidisciplinary partnerships, explore limits of the body, and find solace in the humor of being human. 2ndbestdance.com
Photo 1 by Tony Turner, Photo 2 by Ruth Elizabeth.
ABOUT BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy has worked for over 30 years to bring Brooklyn Bridge Park to life. We started out as grassroots advocates, bringing together residents, government, and local supporters to transform an abandoned waterfront into the park you see today. Now an essential supporter, the Conservancy works in partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Park to ensure that the Park reaches its full potential as a dynamic and vibrant public space for all of Brooklyn, New York City, and beyond. With your help, the Conservancy produces diverse and innovative programming for Park visitors and cultivates volunteer and philanthropic support of this special place on the Brooklyn waterfront. Since 2000, more than 1,700,000 visitors have enjoyed the Conservancy’s free, public programs in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
dance-mobile is generously supported by Con Edison.