BY EPHRAT ASHERIE DANCE
Monday, June 20 from 1:00–1:30 pm and 3:00–3:30 pm
Tuesday, June 21 from 3:00–3:30 pm
33 Maiden Lane
Commissioned by LMCC
As part of the River to River Festival
Riff this, Riff that is a first time collaboration between dancer/choreographer Ephrat Asherie and jazz pianist/composer Ehud Asherie. Although born in Israel and raised by parents with strong Israeli identities, both siblings naturally gravitated towards two quintessentially American art forms which stem from the African American community, jazz and hip hop, respectively. Straddling cultures, hip-hop and jazz, gave both Ehud and Ephrat a lens through which to make sense of the world. Riff this, Riff that will use movement and live music to explore the connections between these styles and the myriad of rhythms, both musical and motional, that continue to exist and expand within and around these forms.