UCSB Arts & Lectures presents urban dance innovators Ephrat Asherie Dance in Odeon on Tuesday, April 20 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific

This virtual event is available for ticket holders to replay for one week

Also, FREE Movement Workshop: Shake-a-Leg with Archie & Ephrat

Thu, Apr 22 / 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Pacific / Zoom

FREE and open to the public. Register at http://bit.ly/al-ephrat-dance-2021

SUMMARY

  • UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Ephrat Asherie Dance
  • Odeon
  • Led by New York City-based b-girl, choreographer and frequent Dorrance Dance guest artist Ephrat Asherie
  • Odeon, a new work for seven dancers and four musicians, brings together and remixes street and club dances including breaking, hip hop, house and vogue
  • This performance will be followed by a moderated Q&A
  • Tuesday, April 20 / 5:00 p.m. Pacific / Virtual
  • $10 General Public and FREE for UCSB Students (registration required)
  • Tickets/Info: (805) 893-3535, www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu

Editors/Reviewers: Please include the full name of UCSB Arts & Lectures in all media coverage, including reviews.

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“The talented break dancer Ephrat Asherie is known in the dance world as Bounce…for her uncalculated, effervescent dancing.” 

The New York Times

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents urban dance innovators Ephrat Asherie Dance in Odeon on Tuesday, April 20 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific. Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie has shown off her formidable street dance chops as a favorite member of Dorrance Dance. A New York-based b-girl with extensive training in ballet and modern dance, the Israel native returns with her own company, revealing and exploring the complexities of street and social dance forms. Odeon, a new work for seven dancers and four musicians, brings together and remixes street and club dances including breaking, hip hop, house and vogue, set to a mix of early 20th century romantic music and popular Afro-Brazilian rhythms.

This performance will be followed by a moderated Q&A.

Related Community Event

FREE Movement Workshop: Shake-a-Leg with Archie & Ephrat

Thu, Apr 22 / 5 p.m.  – 6 p.m. Pacific / Zoom

FREE and open to the public. Register at http://bit.ly/al-ephrat-dance-2021

 

Catch some New York City club vibes with the legendary Archie Burnett and choreographer and b-girl Ephrat Asherie as they share some of their favorite social dances. All ages welcome. Get ready to sweat!

ABOUT

 

EPHRAT ASHERIE DANCE

Ephrat Asherie Dance (EAD) is a dance company rooted in street and social dance. 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, Columbia College, Dixon Place, FiraTarrega, Guggenheim Works & Process, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, La MaMa, River to River Festival, New York Live Arts, Summerstage and The Yard among others. 

EPHRAT ASHERIE

Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie is a New York City-based b-girl, dancer and choreographer and a 2016 Bessie Award Winner for Innovative Achievement in Dance. Asherie has received numerous awards to support her work including Dance Magazine’s inaugural Harkness Promise Award, the Jacob’s Pillow Fellowship at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts and a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant. In 2017, she received a National Dance Project award to support the development and touring of her recent work, Odeon.

Asherie is a 2019 NYFA Fellow and a 2018-2019 City Center Choreography Fellow. Her new work UnderScored was awarded a 2019 Creation and Development Award from the National Performance Network. She is honored to have worked and collaborated with Dorrance Dance, Doug Elkins, Rennie Harris, Bill Irwin, David Parsons, Gus Solomons Jr. and Buddha Stretch, among others. Asherie has created work for various university dance programs, including those at Lehman College, Smith College, SUNY Brockport and the University of California Santa Barbara. She earned her BA from Barnard College, Columbia University in Italian and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she researched the vernacular jazz dance roots of contemporary street and club dances. 

Asherie is a co-founding member of the all-female house dance collective, MAWU and is forever grateful to NYC’s underground dance community for inspiring her to pursue a life as an artist.

 

UCSB ARTS & LECTURES

Founded in 1959, UCSB Arts & Lectures (A&L) is the largest and most influential arts and lectures organization between Los Angeles and San Francisco. A&L annually presents more than a hundred events, from critically-acclaimed concerts and dance performances by world-renowned artists to talks by groundbreaking authors and film series at UCSB and Santa Barbara-area venues. With a mission to “educate, entertain and inspire,” A&L also oversees an outreach program that brings visiting artists and speakers into local classrooms and other venues for master classes, open rehearsals, discussions and more, serving K-12 students, college students and the general public. 

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Ephrat Asherie Dance is presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures. 

Presented in partnership with The Joyce Theater and Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech, and in association with the UCSB Department of Theater and Dance.

Lead Sponsor: Jody & John Arnhold

Dance Series Sponsors: Annette & Dr. Richard Caleel, Margo Cohen-Feinberg & Bob Feinberg, Irma & Morrie Jurkowitz, Barbara Stupay, and Sheila Wald  

House Calls Media Sponsors: Santa Barbara Independent, KCRW, Voice Magazine, Noozhawk

Running time: approx. 75 min.

Tickets are $10 for the general public and FREE for UCSB students (registration required)

For tickets and more information, call UCSB Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or visit www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu.

UCSB Arts & Lectures gratefully acknowledges our Community Partners the Natalie Orfalea Foundation & Lou Buglioli for their generous support of the 2020-2021 season.

 

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