Culver City High School’s CTE/AVPA Dance Department, in partnership withInvertigo Dance Theatre, invites the Culver City community to The Kitchen Table Project. An evening of dance, conversation, and celebration. We welcome you to our kitchen table, a place of lineage, a place for loved ones to gather, and a place where stories are shared. This project was created as a response to the initial shutdown of the pandemic and has grown into an exploration with you. In this evening of conversation and dance, the audience will be asked to engage in contemplation and active reflection. We will gather to toast and celebrate the resilience of the Culver City community! *Please plan to arrive EARLY in order to park, go through COVID check, and Box Office. For detailed information go to www.avpa.org.
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM/Pacific
Address: Robert Frost Auditorium
Parking: The CCMS parking lot is available and free and located where Elenda and Farragut meet. Any of the covered spaces in the back are available. Audience should NOT park on the street – we have had problems with the residents.
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Free Community Sharing & Performance Showcase
For inquiries on Invertigo programming, please email Community Engagement Manager, Rosa Navarrete at [email protected].
The KTP Artists
Haylee Nichele (Director, Kitchen Table Project: A Time to Gather) Hailing from Vancouver, BC Haylee Nichele started her professional training at Arts Umbrella and continued in NYC at the Juilliard School where she graduated with a BFA in Dance. She has 10+ years of performance experience and has worked for: Punchdrunk, Third Rail Projects, Brain Brooks, Justin Denton, Capital W, The Speakeasy Society, BODYTRAFFIC, Heidi Duckler Dance, Clairobscur, and Tender Claws. She is an immersive theatre creator and choreographer. Her work PACK was shown at the Scotia Dance Center in Vancouver and CREATURE co-created by Justin Denton and produced by The Great Co. She consulted for the VR experience The Key, was one part of The 5th Wall Forum’s inaugural teams, and has taught many dance and immersive workshops in the USA and Canada. Haylee has been an active collaborator with Invertigo since 2018 and is continually grateful for their support and artistic/community vision.
Chelsea Sutton (Performing Artist & Collaborator) born in Escondido, CA, is a first generation Filipino-American dancer based in LA. Roquero grew up as a gymnast and progressively found her love for Hip Hop dance in her early years. She later started her formal dance training at San Diego Mesa College under the direction of Donna Flournoy. She then transferred to California State University, Long Beach in 2017, and later received her BA in Dance in 2019. She is interested in blending her backgrounds in hip hop and gymnastics with contemporary technique alongside being able to incorporate human emotion and tactile sensation in her movement. She has trained with Melissa Adao, Rebecca Lemme, Gracie Whyte, and Keith Johnson–along with the opportunities to perform works by Local LA Artist Camila Arana, Invertigo Dance Theatre, and Carlon Dance. As well as been a Guest Artist with Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company. You can find Chelsea most of her days at Stomping Ground L.A., a new dance space owned and founded by Kate Hutter-Mason, where she is a current team member. She is very proud to be a part of a team that continually works on ways to continually grow in providing accessibility and joy to our local LA dance artists and our surrounding communities.
Jessica Emmanuel (Performing Artist & Collaborator) is a Los Angeles based dancer, choreographer, performance artist, educator and curator. She studied Dance & Choreography at the BOCES Cultural Arts Center in New York and is a graduate of The California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in Performance & Choreography. Jessica is the founder of Mothership LA and a co-founder of the theater-based artist collective Poor Dog Group. Her work has been presented internationally at the Bootleg Theater, Live Arts Exchange Festival, the New Original Works Festival at REDCAT, Montserrat DTLA, Highways Performance Space, The Electric Lodge, Zoukak Studios (Lebanon), The Getty Villa, Interferences Festival (Romania), Baruch Performing Arts Center, The Curtis R. Preim Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), Pieter Performance Space, Palace of Culture and Science (Warsaw, Poland), Girlschool LA Festival, Project Row Houses and The Contemporary Art Museum Santa Barbara. She has choreographed/performed for Poor Dog Group, Heidi Duckler Dance Theater, The MOVEMENT Movement, Ania Catherine & Dejah Ti, Genevieve Carson, Bryan Reynolds and the Transversal Theater Company, Son of Semele Ensemble, The CalArts Center for New Performance, Paul Outlaw, No)one. Art House and Stacy Dawson Sterns. Jessica has also curated art events at various locations in Los Angeles.
Austin Tyson (Performing Artist & Collaborator) Austin Tyson is originally from Portland, OR. He received his BFA from NYU – Tisch School of the Arts, following which he joined Andrea Miller’s Gallim Dance performing with the company nationally and internationally. Austin went on to perform in Punchdrunk’s critically acclaimed, Sleep No More, where he eventually became a rehearsal director. Currently, Austin is based in LA where he performs with the TL Collective and collaborates with the artists of BEMOVING. Austin is a certified Pilates instructor and is represented by Bloc LA.
Diana Lynn Wallace (KTP Composer) is a singer/composer based in Los Angeles. Growing up the daughter of a preacher, she has strong roots in gospel and choral music, however she draws inspiration from world rhythms and indigenous music.As a vocal artist, songwriter, composer and teacher, Diana Lynn leads with her whole heart. Through her wide lens, extensive skills, creative gifts and pure passion for life, Diana combines all of her strengths to inspire, support and help others find their voice, honor their strength & embrace their power to reach their highest selves.Diana holds real life experiences, certifications and qualifications in vocal performance, drum circle facilitation, music, music technology and visual arts. She has been a mentee and student of globally acclaimed musicians, healers as well as luminary leaders of awareness and consciousness.Diana serves a global audience of diverse communities. Her vision is to help others lead a life of joy, creativity, strength and full expression. Diana is currently working on new musical compositions and voice workshops both on Zoom and in person and facilitates drum circles throughout the Los Angeles areas.
Amanda Eno (Production Stage Manager) is a native of Colorado who now calls Los Angeles her home. Previous projects include Movement and The White Album (Los Angeles Performance Practice), Dragon Show and Sherwood and Nottingham (Spy Brunch), Elle S’envoie (Linked Dance Theatre), AMC DeadQuarters (San Diego ComicCon 2019/Giant Spoon), HULU Castle Rock Activation (San Diego Comic Con 2018/OA Experiential), Wood Boy Dog Fish and Kaidan Project (Rogue Artists Ensemble), Prometheus Bound (Getty Villa/CalArts Center for New Performance). Amanda holds an MFA in Stage Management from California Institute of the Arts.
Cody Brunelle-Potter (KTP Costume Coordinator) Cody is a non-binary dance artist currently performing and creating in Los Angeles. They began their dance and performance career in NYC, where they were a dancer and Assistant Director for In-Sight Dance Company, a nonprofit service organization based in Queens. Since moving to Los Angeles, they have had the pleasure of working with many local companies and choreographers in the concert dance world which include Invertigo Dance Theater, WhyteBerg, Mollie Wolf, Luke Zender, Heidi Duckler, Iris Company, Acts of Matter, FABE and Rosanna Gamson World Wide.They have also worked in the commercial dance world with Teresa (Toogie) Barcelo, William Ylvisaker, Ashley (ROBI) Robicheaux, Matty Peacock and Amy O’Neal. They have performed in work for artists like Reggie Watts, Billie Eilish, FYOHNA, Ben De La Creme, Jinx Monsoon and more.Cody’s personal work explores the boundaries of being wild and delicate while balancing the honesty of the emotional impetus for each movement. They are interested fiber sculpture as well and are working to incorporate moving fibers sculptures into their work. They have partnered with Fiber Artist Mimi Haddon on many occasions and lead workshops in using fiber sculpture partnered with movement to explore how we can understand ourselves better as emotional beings through the putting on and use of costume.