Mon, Jun 20 from 1:00–1:30pm and 3:00–3:30pm
Tue, Jun 21 from 3:00–3:30pm
The Atrium Plaza at 180 Maiden Lane

Commissioned by LMCC

“The slight, sinewy Asherie (aka Bounce) blew the audience away with her handsomely-arranged and expert breaking, club dancing and vogueing. Simply put, it’s great to see a woman completely own the floor: not just be capable of these dance styles but actually nail every challenge of timing, accuracy of detail, flow and theatrical presentation that she has set for herself.” –, Eva Yaa Asantewaa

Riff this, Riff that is a first time collaboration between dancer/choreographer Ephrat Asherie and jazz pianist/composer Ehud Asherie. Although born in Israel and raised by parents with strong Israeli identities, both siblings naturally gravitated towards two quintessentially American art forms which stem from the African American community, jazz and hip hop, respectively. Straddling cultures, hip-hop and jazz, gave both Ehud and Ephrat a lens through which to make sense of the world. Riff this, Riff that will use movement and live music to explore the connections between these styles and the myriad of rhythms, both musical and motional, that continue to exist and expand within and around these forms.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Darial Sneed


Choreography: Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie in collaboration with the dancers
Music: Ehud Asherie and friends
Performers: Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie, Valerie “Ms. Vee” Ho, Eriko Jimbo, Linda “La Naija” Madueme, Omari Mizrahi and Sidney Vault

Riff this, Riff that was developed as part of LMCC’s Extended Life Dance Development program made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support was made possible by a choreographic residency at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts Department of Dance.