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.
“A wonderful, beautiful, and often heart-wrenching work of art. Formulae & Fairy Tales is dance theatre at its finest.”
“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
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
LIGHTING DESIGN BY:
VISITING NORTH CAROLINA
Our postponed (from 2020!) tour officially back on the calendar! We are so grateful to the team at the Wilson Center in Wilmington, NC for their ongoing support in making this happen, and we are looking forward to revisiting the community.
In November 2021, Invertigo’s K. Bradford and Laura Karlin went to the North Carolina Presenters Consortium “ArtsMarket” conference, which included a showcase performance by five Invertigo dancers, a presentation, and many site visits with the 2022 presenters. We met with sixteen wonderful, thoughtful community partners and look forward to working with:
- DREAMS – a youth arts organization
- New Hanover County School system
- Elderhaus – senior adult day care
If you’re in North Carolina and wanting to partner (this April!), please reach out to [email protected]. Thank you!
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