Assembly
Somerset House Studios

Lotic & Roderick George: Embryogenesis

Part of Assembly

Thu 15 Nov 2018
19.30 - 20.10 & 21.00 - 21.40
£15.00
Lancaster Rooms
New Wing

Performed in the UK for the first time at Somerset House Studios’ ASSEMBLY, Embryogenesis is a collaboration between classically trained dancer and choreographer Roderick George and musician J'Kerian Morgan aka Lotic.

 

Raised in Houston, Texas, J’Kerian Morgan studied electronic music composition and saxophone at university before moving to Berlin in 2012, where they helped form the city's famed Janus collective. In recent years Lotic have evolved into one of Berlin's most original voices of avantgarde club music peaking in the release of their debut album Power on Tri-Angle Records in July 2018.

Lotic - Hunted (Official Video)

Also from Houston, Roderick George has been clasically trained at Ben Stevenson’s Houston Ballet Academy and explored modern technique at The Alvin Ailey School. In New York City, he was a bronze winner of the Youth American Grand Prix competition, performing for the US President at the Kennedy Center. Roderick later joined Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and Sidra Bell Dance NY before moving to Frankfurt to perform under the direction of William Forsythe with The Forsythe Company.

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Roderick George


As a collaboration Embryogenesis takes influences from classical ballet as well as modern dance and seeks to deconstruct stereotypical understandings of race and globalization by exploring the restrictions of assigning certain dance genres to specific racial groups or cultures. The collaboration further investigates the potential of blurring boundaries between "high" and "popular" culture by setting classical and modern dance styles to Lotic’s metallic dancefloor blowouts in a kinetic, ever-evolving exchange.

Embryogenesis will be performed twice at ASSEMBLY, with tickets available for two separate sittings.