Odeon/Ephrat Asherie Dance
Dance Center of Columbia College
Bessie Award-winning choreographer and B-girl Ephram Asherie collaborates with her brother, musical director Ehud Asherie, on a piece blending a wide range of club and street dance styles, from hip-hop to breaking to vogueing. The score by Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth blends early twentieth-century romantic music with Afro-Brazilian rhythms. “Odeon” dices up the lines both between dance styles and between dancer and musician. The show coincides with the Dance Center’s B-Series, a free, mini-festival of hip-hop and street dance.
Relations/Ishmael Houston-Jones, Ralph Lemon and Bebe Miller
Three legends of black experimental dance meet: Houston-Jones, Lemon and Miller have influenced a generation of dancers and, from afar, one another, collectively winning more than ten Bessie Awards. And despite respective, longtime celebrated careers of fertile collaborations with artists across the country, “Relations” will be the first time the three meet to collaborate with one another. All three performances will be improvised, a real-time unfolding of the creative germination possible when masters meet.
What Remains/Will Rawls and Claudia Rankine
Choreographer Rawls and writer Rankine team up with filmmaker John Lucas to create an immersive performance in response to surveillance, race and cultural violence. Projection, dance and spoken text come together to transform the MCA Warehouse into an internal, imaginary space haunted by hidden histories and a ghostly chorus.