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Choreographer Ephrat Asherie brings a high-energy, hybrid work that layers breaking, hip-hop,
A 2016 Bessie Award Winner for Innovative Achievement in Dance, Asherie most recently received a National Dance Project award to support the development and touring of Odeon. Her dance company, Ephrat Asherie Dance (EAD) is rooted in African American and Latinx vernacular dance and is dedicated to exploring the inherent complexities of these forms. The company investigates the expansive narrative qualities of various street and club dances, including breaking, hip hop, and house, as a means to tell stories, develop innovative imagery, and find new modes of expression.
Support funded in part by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.
House Dance Class with Ephrat Asherie, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 6:30-8:00pm, Alice Jepson Stage
Post-Performance Discussion with the creators and members of the company, Thursday, Oct. 7.
A Choreographer Learns from the Club: “Live True, Dance Free” —The New York Times