Running time: Approx. 55 minutes, no intermission. (Performed with live music)
Choreography: Ephrat Asherie, in collaboration with EAD
Music: Ernesto Nazareth
Musical Direction: Ehud Asherie
Percussion Arrangements: Sergio Krakowski
Lighting Design: Kathy Kaufmann
Costume Design: Mark Eric
Described by The Berkshire Eagle as “real, honest, and breathtaking,” ODEON is a high-energy, hybrid work that layers breaking, hip-hop, house, and vogue to the buoyant score of 20th-century Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth, played live. The second collaboration between sister and brother team Ephrat and Ehud Asherie (choreographer and musical director, respectively), the duo reimagines Nazareth’s signature compositions, noted for melding classical music with popular Afro-Brazilian rhythms. ODEON brings together the extended legacies of street and club styles and remixes them to challenge choreographic contexts.
ODEON was developed in part during two residencies at Jacob’s Pillow and through a co-presentation with MASS MoCA. Asherie is the inaugural recipient of the Jacob’s Pillow Fellowship at the Tilles Center for Performing Arts at LIU Post, where she further developed this work. ODEON premiered int he Doris Duke Theatre at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival on June 27, 2018.