Arts + Neurology infusion

A speciality series in DTP integrating different dance forms into our classes by inviting guest artists to teach

What is the Arts Infusion?

In 2022, Invertigo Dance Theatre was awarded a grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation to enhance learning and deepen core curriculum through the Arts and Neurology Infusion Initiative. DTP partnered with LA-based neurologists in an informative exchange focused on the latest medical research and movement therapies used to support those living with PD — and! — Invertigo invited three guest artists to teach genre-specific dance classes to our DTP community. 

DTP invited four multidisciplinary guest artists to engage participants with varying movement disciplines. From Salsa to Jazz, Tap to rhythmic drumming, each specialty workshop allowed for versatility and movement translation and enriched perspectives on culture and storytelling. 

Dance artists, Joaquin Gamboa offered a lively how-to on rotating hips and complicated foot work through Salsa partnered dance, Diana Wallace shared her passion for drumming, singing and music making bringing in a multitude of hand drums, bells, shakers and chimes, Bernard Brown gave a spirited Jazz workshop designed to explore Jazz Dance fundamentals, with a focus on history and the music in the Jazz genre, and finally, Glyn Gray’s fancy footwork filled the room with shuffles, heel stomps and the time step.  

Joaquin Gamboa, Tango

Diana Wallace, Drumming & Singing

Bernard Brown, Jazz

Glyn Gray, Tap

Thank you to our DTP Funders!


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Featured header Photography by Morgan Frank Lutz.