[Ephrat AsherieOdeon] Photo by Matthew Murphy
Photo by Matthew Murphy

Ephrat Asherie

Led by The Boston Globe’s “bona fide b-girl,” Ephrat Asherie Dance makes its Fisher Center debut with Odeon, a high-energy, hybrid hip-hop work set to and inspired by the music of early 20th-century Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth, played live.

Recipient of a 2016 New York Dance and Performance (“Bessie”) Award, Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie layers breaking, hip-hop, house, and vogue to the rich sounds of Nazareth’s buoyant score, which melds classical romantic music with popular Afro-Brazilian rhythms.

Presented through the Bard College Dance Program’s partnership with the American Dance Festival. Presentation support provided by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Approximate running time is 55 minutes.