Ephrat Asherie Dance

Ephrat Asherie Dance
Saturday, March 5 at 8pm
Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union

2610 Cates Ave, Raleigh, NC 27695


  • $30 Public | $8 NC State Students | $15 NC State Faculty/Staff | all tickets general admission
  • All ticket sales for the 2021-22 season will be online.
  • Have questions about ticketing? Email Ticket Central at ticketcentral@ncsu.edu

Witness Asherie’s mesmerizing blend of club dances – breaking, hip hop, house and vogue – together with the romantic Afro-Brazilian music of composer Ernesto Nazareth played live on stage. You belong here. Stick around after the show for a chat with the company!


NC State LIVE strives to make our programming accessible to all people. If you have an access need or an accommodation request, please email Liza Green, associate director at lwgreen@ncsu.edu.


We all love dancing at the club, but do you know the history of social dances like breaking, hip hop, house, and vogue? Join us on Zoom on Wednesday, March 2 at 12pm for a lively conversation with Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie, a 2016 Bessie Award Winner for Innovative Achievement in Dance, and artistic director of Ephrat Asherie Dance. All NC State Students who attend this chat will receive a FREE ticket to Ephrat Asherie Dance’s performance in Stewart Theatre on Saturday, March 5. Co-sponsored by NC State LIVE and the Women’s Center. Register here.


Strike a pose. On Thursday, March 3 from 5:45-7PM, all are welcome to join us for a Voguing class! Led by one of the incredible dancers from Ephrat Asherie Dance, Omari Wiles, this class will cover some of the foundational techniques of Voguing. The cultural and historical content from which voguing emerged will be highlighted and discussed. This event is co-sponsored by NC State LIVE and the Dance Program. This class has reached capacity. Please email Liza Green at lwgreen@ncsu.edu to be added to the waiting list.


Ephrat Asherie collaborates with her jazz pianist brother to place Ernesto Nazareth’s music in a world of breaking, house, hip-hop and vogue. As the choreographer Ephrat Asherie sees it, her new work, “Odeon,” is a tale of two families: her blood family and her dance family.

The New York Times

Ephrat Asherie Dance (EAD) is a dance company rooted in African American and Latinx street and social dances. Dedicated to revealing the inherent complexities of these forms, EAD explores the expansive narrative qualities of various street and club styles including breaking, hip hop, house and vogue, as a means to tell stories, develop innovative imagery, and find new modes of expression.

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. 


NC State LIVE is fully committed to the health and wellness of our campus, community and artists and will be following all public health and NC State University’s Community Standards as of the date of the event. This could include changes to capacity, attendance prerequisites and other protective measures. As of Monday, February 28, face coverings are not required inside our theatres. Although face coverings are not required, you are encouraged to wear them if you feel more comfortable or safer doing so. In addition, Stewart Theatre has a state-of-the-art UV filtration system, extra hand sanitizing stations and paperless ticketing. Our seating for upcoming shows will be general admission to allow folks to find a seat where they feel most comfortable. In the event that a performance is cancelled, all tickets will be fully refunded.

This presentation is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council.