Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Led by The Boston Globe’s “bona fide b-girl,” Ephrat Asherie Dance performs Odeon, a high energy, hybrid dance layering breaking, hip-hop, house, and vogue. This work explores connections between these street and club dances and what happens when you bring them together, pick them apart, and remix them.
An original dance work for six dancers and four musicians, Odeon is the second collaboration between sister and brother team Ephrat and Ehud Asherie. It is set to the buoyant music of Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth, known for mixing European harmonies with African rhythms.
Asherie and the company have earned praise for artistry and innovation. Asherie received the 2016 Bessie Award for Outstanding Performer. The company’s first evening-length work, A Single Ride, earned two Bessie nominations in 2013 for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer and Outstanding Sound Design by Marty Beller. Since 1984, the Bessies have saluted groundbreaking work by independent dance artists in New York City.
The family show is an abridged version of the full performance with an audience engagement activity following the show.
$15 ($10 member)
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Odeon by Ephrat Asherie Dance Company. Photo: Matthew Murphy.
The presentation of Ephrat Asherie Dance was 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. Additional support for this performance is made in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Funding was also provided by the Kohler Trust for the Arts and Education, Kohler Foundation, Inc., and the Frederic Cornell Kohler Charitable Trust. The Arts Center thanks its many members for their support of exhibitions and programs through the year.