Ephrat Asherie Dance
Thursday - Saturday
October 11, 12 and 13, 2018
at 7:30 p.m.
Dance Center debut
"Asherie stretches boundaries and categories of dance, and in the process, redefines what dance is and what dance can do. ... revelatory and exciting." --The Berkshire Edge
Ephrat Asherie Dance makes its Dance Center debut with Odeon, a high-octane new work set to the music of Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth. “Bona fide b-girl” (The Boston Globe) and Bessie Award-winning Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie layers breaking, hip-hop, house, and vogue with Nazareth’s exhilarating fusion of Afro-Brazilian rhythms and European classical traditions.
Part of this fall's B-Series: B-Free, a festival celebrating innovative expression and progressive action in hip-hop and street dance culture.
Post-Performance Panel Discussion: Thursday, October 11
“Hip-Hop/Street Dance on the Concert Stage”
immediately following performance in the theater
featuring choreographers Ephrat Asherie, Litebulb and BRAVEMONK on opportunities and challenges, moderated by T. Ayo Alston
Pre-Performance Talk: Friday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m.
at Sherwood Community Music School Recital Hall, 1312 Michigan Avenue
This Pre-Performance Talk, "Moving Beyond Beauty: Finding Meaning in Dance" will be given by Dr. Peter Carpenter, Interim Chair of the Theatre Department.
B-Free Worshop & Jam: Saturday, October 13, 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.
at the Dance Center
The Dance Center presentation of Ephrat Asherie Dance is 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.