WALK THE WALK
An inventive, brave interdisciplinary trans performance!
Walk the Walk is ready for booking!
* 1 hour performance + interactive workshops + artist talks
* Customized to match your community’s needs and venue specs
* Curate your showing from a range of gender expansive themes
Walk The Walk is a bold, new hybrid work that straddles contemporary dance, performance art and queer community theatre, offering up a vibrant fusion of choreography, storytelling and media. Themes of renaming rituals, queer labor, trans lineage and liberation are activated through dimensional choreography and storytelling generated collaboratively by K. Bradford, Cedric Tai, Cody Brunelle-Potter, D. Hill, and Lennon Torres.
This intimate collaborative work stands as a testament to representation and authenticity through an entirely genderqueer ensemble of LA performers and dancers. Showcasing a series of vignettes “by us and for us,” Walk the Walk amplifies personal and collective reflections, memories and speculations, inciting an electric portal into the realities of gender nonconforming experience.
In a moment of emergent trans cultural production, the Walk the Walk ensemble taps into visceral presence: taking risks, taking the mic, and taking embodied space to be real with it! Invertigo invites our trans folks, enbies, allies, and everyone who wants to witness trans abundance.
Walk the Walk premiered at LA Dance Project in September 2023 and is ready for booking in 2024.
Invertigo proudly premiered Walk the Walk in September 2023
“As the artists returned to their walking patterns, I felt such hope in our ability to hold and support these brilliant beings. In this time of increased visibility for trans and gender-non-conforming folks, Walk the Walk gave these generous artists a space to share their magic with each other and then us. It only affirmed the impetus to push further for their rights, care, and community.”
— Celine Kinner, LA Dance Chronicle
To discuss booking Walk the Walk for a performance, arts residency, and/or community engagement workshops, panels, or dialogues, connect with Lead Artist K. Bradford:
Email – [email protected]
Phone – 424.229.2141
This work is highly portable and a range of customized packages of performance and engagement options are available!
Check out the Walk The Walk Ensemble!
K. Bradford (they/them) is an interdisciplinary performer, writer, and cultural innovator whose public works activate radical, intersectional collectivity and hybrid modalities of co-creation. Over the last twenty years in Austin, Chicago and LA, K. has founded and directed arts installations, events, and programs, including The Qosmos Projects, Gender Fusions, One Mile and more. K. has received scholarships from the Fulbright Scholars Program, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Tin House Writers Workshop, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Their writing has appeared in publications such as the LA Review of Books, Viralnet.net, Gulf Coast, Trop and more, and they have performed across the U.S. and in Europe. K. has taught at Antioch University, CalArts, and for eight years at Columbia College, where they were the head of the LGBTQ Office of Culture & Community. In 2019, K. launched The Qosmos Projects, a post-drag performance spectacle and with an LGBTQIA+ youth world-building series, Qumanity, which was offered as an interdisciplinary art lab for LAUSD students in 2020. K. is currently at work on Wild Glitch, a full-length multidisciplinary one person performance explores through song, myth, and movement, how trans liberation incites magic and sustainability in apocalyptic times. Hailing from New England originally, K. holds an MFA in Writing and in Art + Technology from the California Institute of the Arts. And K. is the Programs & Partnerships Director at Invertigo Dance Theatre!
D. Hill is a west coast artist who works in photography, performance and video art. His work purposefully sets up a framework for conversations dealing with race, gender, class and sexuality. Hill looks at how socialization and statuses impact our intra/inter-personal experiences. Many of his works explore or inject post-constructionist practices to how image-construction is digested in contemporary spaces. His photographs, videos and performances challenge our stagnant positions of linguistics/meaning in regard to experience. This is what makes his work impactful and infused with antithetical moments.
Cody Brunelle-Potter 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. Cody has also worked in the commercial dance space with Teresa (Toogie) Barcelo, William Ylvisaker, Ashley (ROBI) Robicheaux, Matty Peacock, and Amy O’Neal. They have performed for artists including 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 in 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.
Cēdric Tai, an interdisciplinary artist born in Detroit in 1985, holds an Art Education degree & BFA from Michigan State University (2007) and an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art (2013). Fondly called ‘Pathologically Curious’, Tai thinks through sculpture, talking, writing, performance, and experimental exhibitions. Their work focuses on neurodivergent experience, labor, and politics. Collaborating with neuroscientists, critical psychiatry academics, artist collectives, disability justice influencers, and somatic therapists, Tai co-creates accessible resources on mental health, fostering anti-capitalist solidarity. Awards include the 2009 Kresge Artist Fellowship, 2015 Knight Foundation Challenge Grant, 2016 Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, 2021 The Brutus Fund at Yucca Valley Art Material Lab, and a 4-month 2023 Sculpture Space Residency in Utica, NY. Solo Exhibitions include “Indirectly Yours” Intermedia, CCA, Glasgow (2013), “We Need More ________!” Simone DeSousa Gallery (2014), “Amateur Strategies” CAC, UCLA (2016), “50 Bad Artworks” Casa Lü, Mexico City (2020), and their exhibition “@FakingProfessionalism” is currently up at Chapman University.
Lennon Torres (she/her) grew up as a dancer and avid lover of all things academia. This ‘double-major’ lifestyle earned her a spot in the class of 2021 at the University of Southern California’s dance program, USC Kaufman. While at USC Kaufman, Lennon continued to push herself academically by working multiple jobs, declaring a minor in Legal Communications, and eventually seeking a Master’s degree in Public Relations & Advertising with a focus one Political Communication & Public Policy Advocacy. Lennon gained national recognition for her dance accomplishments, which inspired her to use her voice to shape the narrative around what it means to be a young transgender woman. Lennon continues to work with major entertainment press outlets, such as E! And Seventeen, to document steps in her transition to inspire more understanding and compassion for the transgender and LGBTQ+ community at large. Lennon champions transgender representation by working with major brands, like Marc Jacobs, Meta, and Nike, for global print and social media campaigns. Her passion for advocacy and social communication took off towards the end of her time at USC in the form of gender equity consulting for major ballet companies in North America. She also continues to be an advocate by being a voice for the young LGBTQ+ community during public appearances and panels for people like the National Basketball Association and Trans Pride Brazil. Most recently, Lennon worked as the Executive Coordinator at the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, and is excited to join Bryson Gillette as a Manager of Public Affairs.
“It is revolutionary for any trans person to choose to be seen and visible in a world that tells us we should not exist.”
― LAVERNE COX, ACTRESS & LGBTQ+ ADVOCATE
A few words from K. Bradford, Director of Walk the Walk:
We are in a time. A trans time. As an umbrella community, trans and nonbinary people are receiving wider attention in society and mass media. And a violent cyclone of hate has followed.
But we are not a trans trend. We are not a target to be used and discarded.
We are creators.
We are culture makers.
We are human beings.
In 2023 alone, more than 500 anti-trans bills have been filed for legislation. Trans kids are being targeted and weaponized in hostile agendas. And violence against BIPOC trans folks, especially Black trans women and men, is on the rise. Every year.
It is a strange and vulnerable thing. To move from the margins and into the spotlight. Our story is revealing itself, step by step. And our voices, finally, taking the mic.