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Invertigo Dance Theatre’s Formulae & Fairy Tales places the worlds of mathematics, artificial intelligence and cryptography into a vivid, twisted fairy-tale palette. The multi-dimensional story casts the life of Alan Turing, mathematical genius and World War II codebreaker, into the Technicolor and mythologized ideas of his favorite film, Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Step into a world of lush dance, dynamic theatre, math, sex, fairy tales, humor and death.
Invertigo Dance Theatre was founded in 2007 by Artistic Director Laura Karlin. Pioneering the dance theatre presence in Los Angeles, Laura harnesses the expressive nature of movement’s ability to tell stories. The company has grown steadily since its founding, as new audiences discover Invertigo’s fresh, vibrant, and sometimes provocative works. This growth was acknowledged when Dance Spirit Magazine named Invertigo one of the “top six trend-setting companies to watch in LA.”
Invertigo has performed original evening-length and short works across LA, in venues including the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ford Theatres, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Grand Park, and the Broad Stage. The company is regularly invited to perform and give master classes at festivals, such as National Dance Day (Seattle) and Dance Camera West and was awarded the prestigious Grand Prize at the 2016 McCallum Theatre Choreography Festival.
In addition to Invertigo’s performances, the Dancing Through Parkinson’s community program provides donation-based classes to people living with degenerative conditions, and the Invert/ED program provides a range of dance education and performance opportunities to local schoolchildren. Throughout all company initiatives, Invertigo is committed to paying fair wages to company members and commissioned artists.
By tying modern themes to traditional dance, Invertigo is innovating choreography for the modern audience. Read Arts Beat LA’s glowing review here.
Spotlight Talk with Mark Tomasic starting at 7:00 PM. Learn more here.
The presentation of Formulae & Fairy Tales is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.