About this Event
“Asherie’s movement phrases—compact bursts of choreography with rapid-fire changes in rhythm and gestural articulation—bubble up and dissipate, quickly paving the way for something new.”—New York Times
The evening-length performance by Ephrat Asherie Dance is a multi-generational collaboration of performers ranging in age from 28–80. Celebrating and investigating their connections to the NYC club scene from the 1970s at seminal parties like the Loft and the Paradise Garage through today, UNDERSCORED features EAD ensemble members and three NYC club legends, Archie Burnett, Brahms “Bravo” LaFortune, and Michele Saunders. Audiences join the company in an exhilarating journey through deeply personal histories; rarely seen archival footage; a vast musical landscape including funk, disco, and house; and decades of dancing through the culturally reflective styles of breaking, hip hop, house, vogue, waacking, and hustle.
The pandemic kept ALL of us from gathering. Whether on or off the dance floor, UNDERSCORED is a reminder of how essential it is to connect to one another.
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Presented by USC Visions and Voices. Co-sponsored by the USC Kaufman School of Dance.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Bovard Auditorium, 3551 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, United States