Film Screening with Ephrat Asherie:
Check Your Body At The Door

Thu Nov, 5 2020 - 7 pm
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Film Screening and Conversation with Ephrat Asherie and dancer Archie Burnett

Check Your Body At The Door brings to light the 1990s house dance culture that has largely been in the dark. The film includes underground footage culled from the past thirty years, with focuses on shared relationships and histories of some of its major players and master free-stylists. The virtuosity of eclectic urban dance styles and the personalities of the people who created these moves are revealed. Ephrat Asherie’s newest work UnderScored—which can be seen on November 19, in-progress—employs testimonials and unbridled dancing to capture the work of her artistic forbearers in the safety and freedom of New York’s downtown clubs. After the screening, join the film’s griot/guiding star Archie Burnett in conversation with Asherie as they discuss the golden decade of dancing and its continuing resonance today in popular shows like Pose, Legendary, and The Get Down.

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  • General Public: $10
  • UCSD Student: Free via SSO
  • UCSD Faculty & Staff: Free via SSO