Thursday, April 29, 2021, 7:30 PM EDT
$10 individual tickets
Free for Virginia Tech students
Included in Spring Fan(fare) Pass
A recording will remain available to ticket holders for seven days following the live event.
“The talented break dancer Ephrat Asherie is known in the dance world as Bounce...for her uncalculated, effervescent dancing.” —The New York Times
Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie returns to the Moss HomeStage lineup following her hyper-energetic behind-the-scenes fall workshop with performers from Ephrat Asherie Dance (EAD). Odeon, the company’s newest work, brings together street and club dances—including breaking, hip-hop, house, and vogue—remixes them, picks them apart, and challenges them to inhabit unfamiliar spatial and choreographic contexts. Created by Ephrat and her brother, Ehud Asherie, this hybrid approach to movement is accompanied onstage by a jazz quartet playing the music of Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth, known for mixing early 20th century romantic music with samba and other popular Afro-Brazilian rhythms.
The Moss presents this performance of Odeon streamed from the Joyce Theater in New York City, followed by a live discussion with Ephrat and Ehud. A New York City-based b-girl, dancer, choreographer, and a Bessie Award winner, Ephrat has shown off her formidable street dance chops as a favorite member of Dorrance Dance. Ehud, called “a master of swing and stride" by the New Yorker, is a jazz pianist who integrates the venerable New York piano tradition into his inventive style.
EAD is a dance company rooted in street and social dance. Dedicated to revealing the inherent complexities of these forms, the company explores the expansive narrative qualities of various street and club styles as a means to tell stories, develop innovative imagery, and find new modes of expression. Earning two Bessie nominations in 2013 for its first evening-length work, A Single Ride, the company has performed at the Apollo Theater, Dixon Place, FiraTarrega, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, La MaMa, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s River to River Festival, New York Live Arts, Summerstage, and The Yard, among others.
The Moss Arts Center brings the stage to your home—or wherever you want to experience great performances. We're partnering with artists and other performing arts presenters from across the country, tapping into our collective creativity to bring you inspirational performances and unparalleled access to artists. Get up close and personal with the artists during performances and conversations and learn more about them and their work through moderated discussions and questions and answers from the audience—all from the comfort of your own home. Grab your favorite snack, kick back, and settle in. You're guaranteed to have a front row seat.