Choreographer and “bona fide b-girl” (The Boston Globe) Ephrat Asherie brings a high-energy, hybrid work that layers breaking, hip-hop, house, and vogue. In their second collaboration together, the choreographer teams up with her brother, jazz pianist Ehud Asherie, whom The New Yorker has called “a master of swing and stride.” In Odeon, the duo reimagines signature compositions of 20th-century Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth, noted for melding classical music with Afro-Brazilian rhythms. Featuring seven dancers and four musicians, Odeon creates a world that offers “a wholly original style and sound” (The Chicago Tribune).
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Photo by Matthew Murphy
The Joyce’s presentation of Ephrat Asherie Dance is a HARKNESS FIRST Joyce Theater debut, generously supported by The Harkness Foundation for Dance. 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.