"FIVE Berlin" & "Embryogenesis" Premiere Tonight at HAU2 with Rashaad Newsome, Lotic, & Roderick George

To continue HAU2's festival-long focus on the crossroads of sound and dance, a special event with shows by Rashaad Newsome and Roderick George/Lotic will be presented once tonight and twice tomorrow evening. In "FIVE,"multidisciplinary American artist Newsome will investigate African, European, and North-American roots in the NYC underground dance tradition of vogueing. The show involves five local musicians, five dancers, and MC, an opera singer, and live drawing by Newsome. Beforehand, dancer and choreographer Roderick George joins forces with musician Lotic to present "Embryogenesis" a show that likewise blurs boundaries between "high" and "popular" culture.