FEB 2019 28 THU 8 pm
Dance | Israel
Ephrat Asherie Dance | OdeonBalboa Theatre
  • Sec A: $50
  • Sec B: $40
  • Sec C: $30
  • UCSD Student: $9


Dedicated to revealing and exploring the inherent complexities of street and social dance forms, Ephrat Asherie Dance (EAD) creates original contemporary work that straddles dance and theater. EAD makes its West Coast debut with Odeon, an original dance work for seven dancers and four musicians. The performance marks the second collaboration between sister-and-brother team Ephrat and Ehud Asherie (choreographer and musical director, respectively).

Odeon is set to the music of Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth, known for mixing early 20th-century romantic music with samba and other popular Afro-Brazilian rhythms. The piece delves into what happens when you bring together the extended family of street and club dances—including breaking, hip-hop, house, and vogue—remix them, pick them apart, and challenge them to inhabit unfamiliar spatial and choreographic contexts.


Artist Links



Join us for a post-performance ArtTalk with the artists.


Due to the proximity of the Theatre to the Historic Gaslamp District, parking in the evenings and on the weekends can be challenging. Multiple parking lots and structures are available in the Gaslamp area and most are within a few blocks walking distance of the Theatre. Please note that multiple downtown events can increase the time needed to secure parking convenient to both venues, especially the Balboa Theatre. Always allow adequate time to arrive and find suitable parking for the event you are attending. More Information about Balboa Theatre Parking

Student Engagement Sponsor

Murray Galinson San Diego Israel Initiative

Murray Galinson

UC San Diego Partners

Thurgood Marshall College; Department of Theatre and Dance


This performance of Ephrat Asherie Dance was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.