Maryland Day 2021: Dance & Movement with Ephrat Asherie

Maryland Day 2021: Dance & Movement with Ephrat Asherie

Saturday, April 24, 2021 . 12PM EDT

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ABOUT THE EVENT

Maryland Day returns this April and this year you can dance with a pro from home! In this interactive session Ephrat Asherie, School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies guest faculty member and visiting artist at The Clarice, will guide you through movement exercises you can try safely at home–seated or standing.

You can download our Know Before You Go guide to prepare for the event. This visual resource is designed to help prepare visitors for a new experience seeing an online event sponsored by The Clarice. This story is designed for those with sensory processing sensitivity or developmental delays, but can be used by anyone wishing to prepare for our virtual events.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Ephrat "Bounce" Asherie (Director/ Choreographer/Dancer) is a New York City- based b-girl, performer and choreographer/ director and a 2016 Bessie Award Winner for Innovative Achievement in Dance. Ephrat has received numerous awards to support her work including Dance Magazine's Inaugural Harkness Promise Award, a Jacob's Pillow Fellowship at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts and a National Dance Project Award. In 2019 she was the recipient of a NYFA Fellowship and a New York City Center Choreography Fellowship. Ephrat is currently a 2021-22 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow. Her new work UnderScored was awarded a 2019 Creation and Development Award from the National Performance Network and will premiere in the summer of 2021. She has created work for various university dance programs, including programs at Lehman College, Smith College, SUNY Brockport and the University of California, Santa Barbara. Ephrat earned her BA from Barnard College, Columbia University in Italian and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee where she researched the vernacular jazz dance roots of contemporary street and club dances. Ephrat is honored to have been mentored by Richard Santiago (aka Break Easy) and to have worked and collaborated with Buddha Stretch, Bill Irwin, Michelle Dorrance, Doug Elkins, Gus Solomons Jr and Rennie Harris. She is a co-founding member of the all- female house dance collective MAWU and is forever grateful to NYC’s underground dance community for inspiring her to pursue a life as an artist.

ABOUT MARYLAND DAY

Learn more about Maryland Day here and be sure to tune-in to exciting campus events starting at 10AM! Maryland Day is an official event of the Inauguration of University of Maryland President Darryll J. Pines.