Mission Statement

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Ephrat Asherie Dance (EAD) is an urban theater company dedicated to creating a new movement language that combines the rawness of underground styles - breaking, house, hip hop and vogue - with a contemporary dance aesthetic. EAD’s first evening-length work, A Single Ride, earned two Bessie nominations in 2013 for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer and Outstanding Sound Design by Marty Beller. The company explores the inherent narrative qualities of social dance as means to tell stories, develop innovative imagery, and find new modes of expression. EAD has presented work at Jacob’s Pillow, The Yard, The Apollo Theater, the Amhanson Theater, Dixon Place, FiraTarrega, New York Live Arts, LMCC’s River to River Festival, and Summerstage, among others.