ACTnow: Ephrat Asherie Dance
Chris and Ama Law, Projeect ChArma
Maura Keefe, UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
In partnership with Project ChArma, Office of Diversity & Inclusion
What are the inherent paradoxes of bringing street and club dance styles (like Hip-Hop, breaking, house and vogue) to the concert dance stage? Where and how does this conversation intersect with questions surrounding race, gender and class? Join Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie—b-girl, dancer and choreographer—and Project ChArma founders Chris and Ama Law for this lively and complex conversation, moderated by School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies faculty member Maura Keefe.
From toxic masculinity to cultural appropriation to multiculturalism, The Clarice’s 2019-20 visiting artists are complex, provocative and deeply sensitive. Arts Citizenship Talks (ACTnow) are opportunities for audiences to hear from these artists on activism around the issues reflected in their work. They are an invitation to act now!