(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College presents Ephrat Asherie Dance—UnderScored on Friday, October 21 at 7:00pm on the Main Stage. Join Ephrat Asherie Dance on an exhilarating journey through the ever-changing physical landscape of New York City’s underground dance community. Created and performed by members of the company along with special guest artists from New York City’s underground scene, UnderScored is inspired by the intergenerational memories of club dancers.
The work is a recipient of a National Performance Network Creation and Development Fund and is commissioned by Works and Process, Inc., Guggenheim (New York, NY); ArtPower at UC San Diego (San Diego, CA); The Momentary (Benton, AR); and The Yard, (Chilmark, MA). UnderScored is commissioned by and will premiere at Works & Process at the Guggenheim in fall 2022.
Tickets are $30-25. Purchase online at grunincenter.org or call the Grunin Center box office at 732-255-0500.
This event is presented with funding from the Association of Performing Arts Professionals Arts Forward Grant.
Ephrat Asherie Dance (EAD) is a dance company rooted in street and social dances. Dedicated to revealing the inherent complexities of these forms, EAD explores the expansive narrative qualities of various vernacular styles, including breaking, hip hop, house and vogue, as a means to tell stories, develop innovative imagery, and find new modes of expression.
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 has presented work at Art Power San Diego, The Apollo Theater, Columbia College, Dixon Place, FiraTarrega, Guggenheim Works & Process, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, La MaMa, the Rialto Center, River to River Festival, New York Live Arts, Summerstage and The Yard, among others.
For more than 50 years, Ocean County College, a public two-year community college sponsored by Ocean County and the State of New Jersey, has provided area residents with the opportunity to benefit from higher education. OCC is an innovative academic leader offering affordable, student-centered, high-quality educational experiences that prepare and empower diverse learners to contribute to and succeed in global societies. OCC invests in and fosters academic, economic, and cultural excellence, and ensures financial strength by generating new revenue streams, engaging in national and international university and corporate partnerships, and cultivating a technologically progressive and entrepreneurial spirit.