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
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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!
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ABOUT EPHRAT ASHERIE DANCE
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.
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.