Jan. 13, 2020 - New York, NY
The Guggenheim Museum’s Works and Process program presents Les Ballet Afrik and Ephrat Asherie Dance, Archi Burnett moderator
choreographer Omari Wiles brings the ballroom to the Peter B. Lewis Theater at the Guggenheim. With excerpts of New York is Burning, performed by Les Ballet Afrik and guest artists, Wiles presents his signature “AfrikFusion” style, which fuses traditional African dances and Afrobeat styles with House dance and Vogue.
Excerpts from Ephrat Asherie’s UnderScored (working title) are performed by EAD company members with guest artists from New York City’s underground dance scene. Beginning with the legendary parties at The Loft and the Paradise Garage, UnderScored is inspired by intergenerational club-life memories and explores the ever-changing physical landscape of New York City’s underground House dance community.
Les Ballet Afrik-
New York is Burning
Photographer- Robert Altman
Post-production- Robert Altman