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Invertigo Dance Theatre is a Los Angeles dance company which:

  • creates powerful, whimsical and fresh dance theatre that connects with audiences on a visceral and thoughtful level.
  • collaborates with a network of choreographers, theatre companies, musical ensembles, social service agencies, education programs and design artists.
  • promotes physical and artistic empowerment by making dance accessible and fun for many underserved communities, and specializing in low-income students and people living with Parkinson’s disease.

Invertigo was founded in 2007 by Artistic Director Laura Karlin.  Praised as "engaging" by the LA Times and as "one of the top trend-setting companies in Los Angeles" by Dance Spirit Magazine, Invertigo is always headed ONWARD, UPWARD and SOMETIMES UPSIDE-DOWN!


Concert Programs:  Invertigo brings a singular powerful vision to life, blurring boundaries between life and stage.  We blend wit, playfulness, live music, intense physicality, beautiful design elements and bold theatricality. We have performed all over Los Angeles, at such venues as the Ford Amphitheatre, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Odyssey, the Broad Stage and the Los Angeles Theatre Center.

Dancing Through Parkinson’s encourages joy, community, stability, balance, increased flexibility and keeping the mind alert.  Launched in March 2011, this program provides weekly dance classes designed for people living with Parkinson’s disease as well as their friends, family and care-partners.  Click here for more info.

Invert/ED education program empowers students through teamwork, creative thinking, fitness, physical awareness and language skills.  Invert/ED emphasizes creative ownership and interdisciplinary learning.  Artistic Director Laura Karlin also guest teaches for beginning to pre-professional students in Los Angeles, Paris, London, San Francisco and Barcelona.  Invert/ED Director Sadie Yarrington has taught in New York, Los Angeles, Michigan, Australia and Cuba.  Click here for more info.

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