Ephrat Asherie Dance (EAD) is a dance company rooted in street and social dance. Dedicated to revealing the inherent complexities of these forms, EAD explores the expansive narrative qualities of various street and club styles including breaking, hip hop and house, as a means to tell stories, develop innovative imagery, and find new modes of expression. Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie, a 2016 Bessie Award Winner for Innovative Achievement in Dance, is a New York based B-girl, dancer, and choreographer, having held prestigious residency positions at New York Live Arts and Alvin Ailey Dance Center’s New Directions Choreography Lab. Odeon, an original dance work for seven dancers and four musicians, is the second collaboration between sister and brother team Ephrat and Ehud Asherie. Set to the music of Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth, Odeon explores connections between the extended family of street and club dances--including breaking, hip hop, house and vogue-- remix them, pick them apart and challenge them to inhabit unfamiliar spatial and choreographic contexts.
Seating for this engagement is limited. This engagement is not eligible for group discounts.
STEPHANIE L. BROWN FOUNDATION; JANN E. LEEMING & ARTHUR D. LITTLE, SENIOR TRUSTEES, ROYAL LITTLE FAMILY FOUNDATION; and CYNTHIA & JOHN S. REED FOUNDATION. Performances at the NEC Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre are also supported by the BARR FOUNDATION through its ArtsAmplifed initiative.
This presentation of Ephrat Asherie Dance is also made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This performance is made possible in part by support from the LIVE PERFORMANCE! Arts for All Endowment & Innovation Funds, with generous leadership support from the Stephanie L. Brown Foundation, and Jann E. Leeming & Arthur D. Little, Senior Trustees, Royal Little Family Foundation. Additional support provided by Paul & Elizabeth Kastner and Sharon & Howard Rich.