For Nina (2013)

Choreography (2013): Ephrat Asherie
Music by: Nina Simone
Sound design: Ephrat Asherie

For Nina pays homage to the legendary Nina Simone, vocalist, pianist and civil rights activist.  This work is dedicated to Marjory Smarth, a pioneering house and hip hop dancer who inspired countless people throughout the globe.  In honoring these two iconic freedom fighters, this solo reflects on the abundance of strength, fearlessness and inevitable vulnerabilities, that are necessary stand by one’s beliefs.  

For Nina first premiered at the Brooklyn Dance Festival and was made possible in part by a Fresh Tracks Residency at New York Live Arts.

Approximately 5 minutes in length.