Interior Design is the first piece I made for Invertigo, and it is the final one I will make as the Artistic Director before the company transitions to its new model of leadership. (It is not the last work I will make for Invertigo, don’t fret!) If you’d like to know some of the stories around the making of this piece, I’d like to tell them to you. Here they are.   2007 I am commissioned to create a work for Rebeca Hernandez and Abraham Ponce Díaz, supported by Mexico’s Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes. I commute to Tijuana every weekend for

Sweet Inverti-fam, I’m thinking a lot about transitions, and I’d like to tell you about some that are coming up for Invertigo, and for me. Some of you have supported the company when it was just me and a wildly unlikely dream. Some of you are newer, having come in via a Kitchen Table Project or the Sol festival or a DTP class, and you are just as dear to me. I’ve got a lot to say and a lot of news to share. Since it’s long, I made you an outline! What are we covering in this blog?   1. Chapter 1: Invertigo’s

The beautiful and difficult landscape of our world changes, yet through our work and our storytelling we liberate ourselves and one another to speak with courage and truth.  This is the WHY and the heart of Invertigo Dance Theatre’s work. This is the reason that I was captured and inspired to accept the position of Executive Director this past October.  The 16 years of dance work Laura Karlin has brought to the stage is steeped in humanity, connection, and the power of the physical theater to deliver us to our sensibilities, pain, follies, and triumphs.  Invertigo’s unique and long-lasting commitment to this kind

Dancing Through Parkinson’s (DTP)  has a wonderful guest artist this past December at our Electric Lodge, Venice location. His name is Joaquin Gamboa - who danced his way into the hearts of many in our DTP community. See what DTP Co-Founder, Linda Berghoff had to say about his work

This is Chavia Blankenship, a gem! Walk the Walk was an experience unlike any other. Walk the Walk invited our trans, non-binary, queer family into a space of creativity, safety, and expression. It was an opportunity to reflect and honor the lives and memories of transgender, gender non-conforming individuals whose lives were lost due to anti-transgender violence. With the help of our zine, the collection of work provided allowed everyone into the world that each artist walks through. This space was special and allowed beautiful heartfelt stories to be shared. Cody Brunelle-Potter posing I’m beyond grateful and blessed for the outstanding team that helped make

I’m back at work.  I now have two tiny humans.  I was on leave from March - July 2022 in order to birth the second one and keep us all alive for 4 months.  I introduce you to Kai.     It is quite a thing to leave the company I founded, during the 3rd calendar year of a pandemic, in a moment of so many shifts.  And yet, I could do so knowing that the Invertigo staff would be incredible stewards.  While I was on leave, Invertigo: premiered its first in-person live performance in 2.5 years partnered with Nourish LA [] as

[embed][/embed] Presenting our next #MovingInRealTime dance film piece "Untie Our Tangles" performed and choreographed by Andrea Hodos, Co-Founder of Dancing Through Parkinson's. This is a Moving In Real Time dance in response to antisemitic violence and rhetoric. Artistic Director, Laura Karlin has a few words to share about Andrea. "I have known Andrea since 2010, since she helped to co-found Dancing Through Parkinson’s. She is a powerful force for justice, nuance, clarity and peace in the world. In the wake of the Colleyville synagogue hostage crisis and the rise of antisemitic violence and rhetoric, I asked Andrea to create a solo for Invertigo’s

[embed][/embed] We are so excited to share with you Chelsea Roquero's solo, "devoted." as part of our MOVING IN REAL TIME dance film collections commissioned by Invertigo Dance Theatre.  Moving In Real Time is a project dedicated to artists creating and responding to where we are in the world today. "devoted." was commissioned in response to violence against AAPI communities, especially women. We offered Chelsea a platform to respond and she used it to elevate joy and family. We're so honored to received your dance, Chelsea. Take a moment to read about Chelsea Roquero's creative process below, and watch the film! Laura Karlin: Would

The Dancing Through Parkinson’s (DTP) community grows continuously and in the most unexpected and wonderful ways. There is always a sharing and exchange when DTP Community gathers, and we consist of dancers, participants, artists and musicians who love to support, laugh, and groove together.   Invertigo has been incredibly fortunate to have within our DTP community, Brian Tagomori. A DTP dancer and musician who participated in our Tarzana classes before the lockdown, and now attends both our Electric Lodge and Online Zoom classes. It is through Brian Tagomori that Invertigo Dance Theatre heard about writer and songstress Whitney LePon.    Whitney’s voice has echoed

LOS ANGELES (August 20, 2021) — Invertigo Dance Theatre’s new multidisciplinary dance collaboration, The Kitchen Table Project,  activates communal healing through a web of interconnected dance films, immersive virtual experiences and (eventual) in-person performances using  the ritual of gathering around the kitchen table as its stage and thematic center. To support the project’s continued development and 2022 premiere, Invertigo has launched a crowdfunding campaign with a goal of raising $20,000 from now until September 13; donors will receive personal invitations to Invertigo’s free virtual Fall Soiree on October 21, which will include the premiere of the latest film in The

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