ON TOUR NOW FORMULAE & FAIRY TALES

Don’t miss the show that LA Dance Chronicle called, “Dance theatre at its finest.”

MATH, SEX, FAIRY TALES, HUMOR, DEATH…

Formulae & Fairy Tales is a full-length work casting the life of Alan Turing, mathematical genius and World War II codebreaker, into the technicolor and mythologized ideas of his favorite film, Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. After the war, Turing was criminally prosecuted for being gay and forced into chemical castration. In 1954, he died by eating an apple laced with cyanide, an act eerily foreshadowed by Snow White.

The production places the cold, high-stakes world of mathematics, artificial intelligence, and cryptography alongside a vivid, twisted fairy tale palette.  The choreography blends historical events, sexuality, gender identity, and our essential humanity.  Sweeping video projections and an original music score create an immersive theatrical experience. 

CREATED BY:
Laura Karlin

PERFORMED BY:
Cody Brunelle-Potter, Hyosun Choi, Jessica Dunn, Spencer Jensen, Corina Kinnear, Dominique McDougal, Luke Dakota Zender

ORIGINAL MUSIC BY:
Toby Karlin, Julia Kent, Eric Mason

VIDEO PRODUCTION
DESIGN BY:

NightLight Labs

LIGHTING DESIGN BY:
RS Buck

“The brilliant choreography of Laura Karlin, Invertigo Dance Theatre’s Founding Artistic Director, creates a dream-like, fascinating world of mathematics, artificial intelligence, and cryptography that is also a love story, and a tale that expresses great loneliness and injury.”
– Diversions LA, “Sublime Dance from Invertigo Dance Theatre”

“A break-through show…glorious passion, sweet and undeniable.”

– LA Times

“Formulae & Fairy Tales is dance theatre at its finest.”

– LA Dance Chronicle

Formulae & Fairy Tales on Tour in 2022

Early 2022

Wilmington, North Carolina

Wilson Center

Early 2022

Goldsboro, North Carolina

Paramount Theatre & Goldsboro Event Center

Early 2022

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

North Carolina State University

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PRESS 

Formulae & Fairy Tales: Sublime Dance from Invertigo Dance Theatre

“Sublime… the end result is both magical and precise, story telling crafted from motion.”
– Diversions LA

Review: In a breakthrough show, Invertigo Dance takes a delicious bite from a forbidden apple

“In a breakthrough show, Invertigo Dance takes a delicious bite from a forbidden apple.”
– Los Angeles Times

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