Dance Dimensions: Bounce Back 

By Steven Libowitz   |   May 14, 2024
Bounce along with Ephrat Asherie Dance’s ODEON

Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie is an award-winning, New York-based hip-hop “b-girl” with extensive training in ballet and modern dance. Rooted in African American and Latinx street and club dances, her dance company returns to town with her latest exploration of the inherent complexities of the dance forms. Ephrat Asherie Dance‘s latest work ODEON brings together and remixes such styles as breaking, hip hop, house and vogue, set to a mix of early 20th century romantic music and popular Afro-Brazilian rhythms, as Bounce continues to investigate the expansive narrative qualities of various vernacular forms as a means to tell stories, develop innovative imagery, and find new modes of expression. 

The New York Times, Asherie’s hometown newspaper of record, has called Ephrat Asherie Dance “Bold, miraculous (and) spellbinding.” Be mesmerized by the multi-rhythmic high-energy ODEON at UCSB’s Campbell Hall on Wednesday, May 15; or get even more up close and personal with Bounce and street dance when Ephrat Asherie Dance conducts a free community dance class featuring both movement and discussion at Carrillo Ballroom downtown on May 13. Visit


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