Invertigo Dance Theatre’s team invites you to join us for
SOL: a virtual gathering about identity & the lands we inhabit
Monday, June 21st @ 7pm-8:30pm
Invertigo Dance Theatre presents SOL
Pronounced “soul” and meaning “sun” – Invertigo celebrates the Solstice on June 21st!
Join Invertigo Dance Theatre as we moderate a conversation with lovely guests and friends – Doreen Sanchez, Carolina Hoyos, Río Oxas & Alexandria Bingham. We will talk about identity and our relationship to nature. We’ll also be featuring Invertigo dance films starring Invertigo Dance Theatre Company Dancers and creative collaborators.
Let’s reconnect with each other and with nature!
Tue, June 21 @ 7PM (PST)
Free. Virtual. Open to the Public.
Questions/Offerings: [email protected]
Check out ourplaylist here!
Doreen Sanchez (Guest Artist & Speaker | she/her) – Previously, the Director of Arts for the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, Doreen Sanchez first realized her passion for the arts in an elementary school summer program at the Inner-City Cultural Center with C. Bernard Jackson. She continued in High school at the Salesian Catholic High School, Drama Department, and went on to study at a small theatre in Altadena, CA. Doreen began to venture into sharing spoken word at venues like Beyond Baroque and the Women’s Building. In the early 80’s she discovered Danza Azteca; soon after, she joined Xipe Totec and has been a dedicated danzante ever since. Through her work with Xipe Totec, she has had the opportunity to perform at the Ford Theater, Universal Amphitheatre, and many backyards. Her adoration of the theatre and the process brought her to Chicana, Cholas, and Chisme, where her piece “Something Exciting” was featured. She has also committed herself to learn about Stage Management and perform in their annual production.
Río Oxas (Guest Artist & Speaker | they/them) is of Nahuat-Pipil and Mayan ancestry born & raised in Tongva lands (Los Angeles). Río is a nonbinary-queer, national speaker, an educator, realtor and consultant for equity and racial justice. They co-envisioned RAHOK, a family-owned business that illuminates the interdependence of Race, Ancestors, Health, Outdoors and Knowledge to cultivate loving Eco-Hoods. RAHOK centers and uplifts the work of people, tribes, and communities who center all life on earth.
Carolina Hoyos (Guest Artist & Speaker | she/they ) – is a nonbinary Afro-Indigenous (Quechua-Kichwa) Latine stage and film actor-writer-director, musician and voice artist. Recent credits include Macbeth, Comedy of Errors and Romeo & Juliet with Black Girls Luv The Bard, The Bowels at Women’s Theatre Festival, solo piece commissions with The Peace Studio and Celebration Theatre and directing debut feature film/theater hybrid Indigiqueer Identity: Reclaiming Past, Present and Future. Film/TV credits include MTV Hits, Nicholas Winding Refn’s Too Old To Die Young, Austin Film Festival winner Blackwater and a Netflix *NDA* animated series releasing late 2022. Carolina is a 2021 Peace Studio Creative Peacebuilder, a 2020 West Hollywood Directing Artist, a 2019 LA Skins TV Writer Lab Fellow and an official LA County Artist until 2024. carolinahoyos.com
Alexandria Bingham (Speaker/Host | she/her) – Born and raised in Metro Detroit, MI, she has always been involved in arts and culture whether it be performing or visual. Alexandria is a current dual MBA/Art Business Master Candidate at Claremont Graduate University here in california. She is an innovative creative professional and leader with a background in arts curation and public programming in contemporary art museums. Alexandria enjoys curating stories through art and culture, with a drive to create equity, start necessary conversations, and enrich and educate through art. Her background is primarily based in Philadelphia, where she completed her undergraduate degree in Art History at Temple University, working at Temple Contemporary Gallery, The Colored Girls Museum, and The African American Museum in Philadelphia.
Rosa Navarrete (Moderator/Host | she/her) – is a Peruvian immigrant, writer, director & performer raised in Los Angeles. She’s a graduate of University of California, Berkeley’s English/Creative Writing program & a 2021 Justice for My Sister BIPOC Sci-Fi Screenwriting fellow. Rosa loves to tell fantastical stories about womxn, children & underdogs. She’s a writer/director on “The Train” an independent series developed with Showrunner Yelyna De Leon & Casa 0101 Theater (LA Skins Festival 2021), & a co-creator on “A’we Deh Ya” a film by Paloma McGregor (Best Screendance Film, Denton Black Film Festival 2022). She is the Community Engagement Manager at Invertigo Dance Theatre and is also a Teaching Artists with Dancing Through Parkinson’s. | For more info: www.rosastory.com