Bessie Award-winning choreographer Ephrat Asherie, artist-in-residence this year at Bard College, makes her Fisher Center debut with Odeon, a high-energy, hybrid dance work set to and inspired by the music of early-20th-century Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth, played live. Odeon delves into what happens when you bring together the extended family of street and club dances – including breaking, hip hop, house and vogue – remix them, pick them apart and push them in new choreographic directions. An original work for seven dancers and four musicians, Odeon is the second collaboration between Ephrat and her brother Ehud Asherie, jazz pianist and musical director.
Odeon will be performed in the black-box LUMA Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 and again at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 14. Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased at https://fishercenter.bard.edu or by calling (845) 758-7900. Asherie will also be developing a new work, which will be presented to the public for free in an open rehearsal on Friday, April 12 at 7 p.m., also in the LUMA Theater.
Ephrat Asherie’s Odeon, Saturday/Sunday, Apr. 13/14, 7:30 p.m./2 p.m., $25, LUMA Theater, Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, (845) 758-7900, https://fishercenter.bard.edu