“Tainted” by Roderick George is based on the idea of immigration and one’s identity in a new blank space. The piece looks at the transformation within oneself and how it affects others. The work is a hybrid of ballet and contemporary dance that is influenced by today’s cultural and social dances.
"[Jamila] Glass who was sitting on top of a bridge created by the dancers stood and slowly walked toward the audience, her gaze striking, self-assured, and unapologetic. This dancer had the capability of making even the simplest of movements such as walking towards the audience, a gripping experience for the viewer." -- Corrina Roche, LA Dance Chronicle
"Tainted compelled critical thought and feeling without having to force the content or make the subject easy to digest. It is work like this, with such strength and clarity that remind us how dance and performance are remarkably capable of generating change and provoking thought." -- Corrina Roche, LA Dance Chronicle