Invertigo’s Annual Soirée
October 14, 2023 from 5pm-7pm
The Broad Stage
Join us for our Annual Soirée where we will be toasting the return of Formulae & Fairy Tales to Los Angeles, sharing thrilling announcements, and celebrating 16 years of Invertigo! The intimate gathering in The Broad Stage’s lobby will be followed by a full performance of Formulae & Fairy Tales — and we’ll save you one of the best seats in the house.
Can’t join us for the Soirée but still want to catch Formuale & Fairy Tales? General admission tickets for the October 13 & 14 performances will go on sale August 16 – so mark your calendars!
Receive one ticket to the Soirée + 7:30pm performance of Formulae & Fairy Tales
Supporters who purchase four tickets, which is a total investment of $1000, will receive sponsorship credit in the program.
Receive six tickets to the Soirée + 7:30pm performance of Formulae & Fairy Tales
Sponsorship credit in the program and on signage at the venue.
Receive eight tickets to the Soirée + 7:30pm performance of Formulae & Fairy Tales
Sponsorship credit in the program and on signage at the venue.
We had so much fun last year on the beach! Join us this year for more merriment and celebration, before experiencing Invertigo’s nationally recognized Formulae & Fairy Tales.
A beautiful mind. A twisted fairy tale. A poisoned apple.
Formulae & Fairy Tales reimagines Alan Turing’s mind, life’s work, and mathematical discoveries through projections, original music, and choreography. This dance theatre work deconstructs binary thinking and examines its implications, while exploring humankind’s timeless, tangled, and nuanced relationship with technology.
I cannot attend, but would love to donate!
We’ll miss you, and we are so grateful for your support!
We invite you to give via the sponsorship levels outlined on this page or you can make general donation here. If you prefer to give via check, please make it payable to “Invertigo Dance Theatre,” and send it to 11166 Lucerne Avenue, Culver City, CA 90230.
Learn about our 2023 Soirée Honorees!
RENAE WILLIAMS NILES
For three decades, Renae has worked within the nonprofit sector in many capacities including executive director of an education foundation, chief operating officer/diversity liaison for a university dance school, touring dance company manager, grantmaker for Los Angeles County, head of programming, adjunct professor for graduate program, and as a consultant/curator and moderator.
Renae serves as a panelist/advisor for national grantmakers and regularly mentors artists and dance companies. She also served on multiple local and national boards. She served 13 years on the Western Arts Alliance (WAA) board, and currently is board chair of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals and on the board of councilors for University of Southern California Kaufman School of Dance. Renae received the 2017 WAA Service to the Field Award and in 2021, she was recognized as an Unsung Hero by the State of California Legislative Black Caucus.
Diana Lynn Wallace 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.
Laura Karlin is the Founder of Invertigo Dance Theatre, a teacher, choreographer, and movement activist. Since establishing Invertigo in 2007, Laura has created over 40 pieces for the company, including eight full evening-length works. Her work for Invertigo has been presented at venues including the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ford Amphitheatre, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Broad Stage, and LACMA. Her work is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the California Arts Council, LA County Arts Commission, and the New England Foundation for the Arts. Laura graduated from Cornell University with a dual degree in Choreography/Production and Pre-Law/LGBTQ Civil Rights. In London, she choreographed for and performed with Synergy Dance Theatre, Snapdragon Dance and the prestigious Resolution! Festival. Laura has also been commissioned by LA Contemporary Dance Company, Celebrate Dance, and the Southern California Dance Invitational.
She has been a guest artist and teacher at Loyola Marymount University, Santa Monica College, Pierce College, La Companyia in Barcelona, and University California, Santa Barbara. Additionally, she has established ongoing partnerships with other non-profit arts organizations in LA, including choreographing for and performing alongside the Independent Shakespeare Company for ten summers. When she isn’t in the Invertigo office or rehearsal room, Laura can be found practicing sustainable gardening in her home, or in the world camping and traveling.
Formulae & Fairy Tales Artists
Know Before You Go
We’re looking forward to seeing you at Invertigo Dance Theatre’s Formulae & Fairy Tales-inspired Soiree!
Here are some important details about the event:
The event will take place in the downstairs lobby of The Broad Stage from 5pm-7pm. Lobby doors will open to the public at 7pm, for there are general admission ticket available for the performance that evening. The Soiree will feature activations throughout the space, speakers, cocktails and mingling, hors d’oeuvres, and many exciting announcements!
Parking: There is ample free parking available in The Broad Stage’s lot.
Weather and Wear: Although you are welcome to step out onto the patio, the majority of the event will be inside.
Accessibility: For any accessibility needs, please contact our office at (424) 229-2141 by Friday, October 6th for detailed information and a guide.
Questions: Please email Sanna Rafalovich at [email protected] for any further questions that you may have regarding the event.