Watch Ephrat Asherie Dance Perform Their Latest Work, Odeon
Ephrat Asherie Dance (EAD) creates original contemporary work that straddles dance and theater. A performance dedicated to revealing and exploring the inherent complexities of street and social dance forms.
Led by Boston Globe’s “bona fide b-girl,” EAD makes its West Coast debut with Odeon.
The performance marks the second collaboration between sister-and-brother team Ephrat and Ehud Asherie (choreographer and musical director, respectively).
Ephrat Asherie Dance remixes street and club dances
Odeon is set to the music of Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth. He is known for mixing early 20th-century romantic music with samba and other popular Afro-Brazilian rhythms.
The piece delves into what happens when you bring together the extended family of street and club dances. This includes breaking, hip-hop, house, and vogue—remix them, pick them apart, and challenge them to inhabit unfamiliar spatial and choreographic contexts.
See you there!