Wortham Center Presents
Ephrat Asherie Dance presents Odeon
March 8 & 9, 2022 at 8 p.m.
First introduced to Asheville through Dorrance Dance in 2018, Ephrat Asherie is back, and, this time, she’s bringing her own unique flair. Explore the complex narratives, innovative imagery and expressive movements of global street and social dance in this New York City-based company’s visionary new work, Odeon. Set to the music of Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazarath, known for mixing early 20th century romantic music with samba and other popular Afro-Brazilian rhythms, this work takes a hybrid approach to movement in more ways than one. The second collaboration between sister-and-brother team Ephrat and Ehud Asherie (choreographer and musical director, respectively), Odeon brings together different styles of street and club dance — only to pick them apart, pull them back together and create an all-new, remixed mode of expression.
Get moving and engage deeper with the art and artists in one of these enriching activites with Ephrat Asherie.
- Multigenerational Movement Workshop: Created to inform, connect and bring individuals from all generations together through street and social dance, Sunday, March 6 at 4 p.m. in Henry LaBrun Studio. For all skill levels. Learn more
- House Dance Master Class: Explore some of the fundamentals of house dance, including aspects of footwork, floorwork and the importance of a freestyle approach to the form, Sunday, March 6 at 7 p.m. in Henry LaBrun Studio. For all skill levels. Learn more
- Matinee Series performance: For families, homeschoolers, school groups and community groups. Experience a unique mix of global street and social dance set to Afro-Brazilian rhythms, Wednesday, March 9 at 10 a.m. Recommended for Grades K-12. Learn more
- Post show Q&A after each evening performance.
Funding support is provided by
The Ephrat Asherie Dance performances are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council.
John & Marsha Ellis, Bill & Nancy Gettys, Judith Hamil, Richard & Francee Healy, Steve & Rena Hoffman, Susan Holden, Henry LaBrun, Jim Rishebarger & Sue Fernbach, Hedy Fischer & Randy Shull, Dianne & David Worley.
18 Biltmore Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801 (map)