(Thursday) 10:00 am CST
This schooltime matinee of Odeon begins with a brief introduction from Ephrat Asherie followed by a 40-minute version of Odeon, the full company participates in a Q&A session
This schooltime matinee of Odeon begins with a brief introduction from Ephrat Asherie followed by a 40-minute version of Odeon, the full company participates in a Q&A session with students.
Ephrat Asherie Dance (EAD) is a dance company rooted in African American and Latinx street and club dances. Dedicated to exploring the inherent complexities of these dances, EAD investigates the expansive narrative qualities of various vernacular forms including breaking, hip hop, house and vogue, as a means to tell stories, develop innovative imagery, and find new modes of expression.
Odeon, an original dance work for six 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 fin-de-siecle 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 parts of 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.
SUGGESTED FOR GRADES 6 AND UP