The performing arts series, Works & Process, announces two live performances of UnderScored by Ephrat Asherie Dance, in collaboration with New York City’s club legends on June 2, 2021 at 6pm and 8pm at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as a part of New York state’s “Safely Bringing Back the Arts” pilot program. Tickets for each evening go on sale 72 hours prior to each capacity-reduced performance, more information is available here: https://www.guggenheim.org/initiatives/works-process.
UnderScored by Ephrat Asherie Dance, in collaboration with New York City’s club legends
June 2 at 6pm and 8pm
Beginning with the seminal parties at The Loft and the Paradise Garage, UnderScored is inspired by the intergenerational club-life memories of a cast ranging in age from 25 to 77. This dance work explores the ever-changing physical and musical landscape of New York City’s underground house dance and music scene. Legendary elders from NYC’s underground dance community including Archie Burnett, Brahms “Bravo” LaFortune, and Michele Saunders collaborate and perform with company members Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie, Manon Bal, Ron “Stealth-1” Chunn Jr., Teena Marie Custer, Val “Ms. Vee” Ho, and Matthew “Megawatt” West. In conjunction with this project, the Jerome Robbins Dance Division at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts will provide a fellowship for Asherie to collect and archive oral histories from elders who are part of the generation of dancers who helped create and usher in NYC’s underground dance and music scene in the 1970s and ’80s.
The development of this Works & Process commission will be continued in a bubble residency at Bridge Street Theatre.