|This course may be repeated for credit.|
Ephrat "Bounce" Asherie has trained extensively in ballet and modern dance but found her artistic home in breaking, hip hop and house. She began breaking in 2002 under Richard Santiago (aka Break Easy) and soon after was introduced to house music. She has been greatly influenced by the New York club scene ever since. As artistic director of Ephrat Asherie Dance (EAD), Ephrat received a Mondo Cane! commission from Dixon Place to support the creation of her first evening length work, A Single Ride. This original work earned two Bessie nominations in 2013 for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer and Outstanding Sound Design. This year Ephrat was selected to participate in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Extended Life Program, which provides professional and developmental support for new work over the course o! f two years. In the fall of 2015 Ephrat was selected to participate in Alvin Ailey Dance Center's New Directions Choreography Lab where she began developing ideas for her new work "riff this, riff that" to premiere in the summer of 2016.
In 2014 and 2015 Ephrat Asherie Dance was the two-time recipient of the CUNY Dance Initiative Residency and created two new works that premiered at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater (2014) and Summerstage NYC (2015). From 2013-2014 Ephrat was a Workspace Resident Artist with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and in 2012 a Fresh Tracks Residency Choreographer at New York Live Arts. EAD has presented work at FiraTarrega in Spain, the Doris Duke Theater at Jacob's Pillow and the River to River Festival. Ephrat's work has also been presented at the Apollo Theater, the Ahmanhson Theater, Dixon Place, New York Live Arts and the Yard, among others.
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(DANC-MN)(DANC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Selected short readings from periodicals.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Students must be able to perform/participate in the end of semester Worlds of Dance Concert on Sunday, May 3, 2015.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Previous dance experience required. Audition at first class. Please come to first class ready to dance.
Undergraduates may take this course up to two times for a letter grade and up to four times for credit towards graduation.
|Instructor(s): Asherie,Ephrat Times: .....F. 02:50PM-05:20PM; Location: SDC; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 35
|Permission of instructor will be granted during the drop/add period. Students must submit either a ranked or unranked drop/add request for this course.|
|Web Resources: Syllabus |
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 0||1st Ranked: 0||2nd Ranked: 0||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 0|