Ephrat Asherie Dance: ‘Odeon’
Saturday, Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.
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 forms, EAD investigates the expansive narrative qualities of various social dances, 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; the Celebrity Series of Boston; Columbia (Mo.) College; New York City’s Dixon Place; Fira Tàrrega, Spain; Works & Process at the Guggenheim, New York; Jacob’s Pillow dance festival, Becket, Mass.; the Joyce Theater, New York; La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, New York; the River to River Festival, New York; Mass MoCA, North Adams, Mass.; New York Live Arts; SummerStage in Central Park, and The Yard, Chilmark, Mass., among others.