Ephrat Asherie: Odeon

Friday & Saturday, August 2 & 3, 8:00pm

Advance Tickets: $35 general / $30 members / $10 students
Tickets at the Door: $40 general / $35 members / $10 students

Ephrat Asherie Dance

Ephrat Asherie Dance (EAD) is a dance company rooted in street and social dance. Odeon, an original dance work for seven dancers and four musicians, is the second collaboration between sister and brother team Ephrat and Ehud Asherie (choreographer and musical director, respectively). Set to the music of Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth, known for mixing early 20th century romantic music with samba and other popular Afro-Brazilian rhythms, this work takes a hybrid approach to movement. Odeon delves into what happens when you bring together 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. Premiered at the Doris Duke Theatre at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival June 27 – July 1, 2018.

EAD’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. The company has presented work at The Apollo Theater, Celebrity Series, Columbia College, Dixon Place, FiraTarrega, Guggenheim Works & Process, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, La MaMa, River to River Festival, Mass MoCA, New York Live Arts, Summerstage and The Yard, among others.