RIFF THIS, RIFF THAT BY EPHRAT ASHERIE DANCE

    When:
    June 20, 2016 – June 21, 2016 all-day America/New York Timezone
    2016-06-20T00:00:00-04:00
    2016-06-22T00:00:00-04:00
    Cost:
    Free

    RIFF THIS, RIFF THAT

    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.