Invertigo Dance Theatre's Formulae and Fairy Tales (WORLD PREMIERE)

$79/$69/$49*    |  Sep 13 - 14, 2019  |  7:30PM - 10:30PM
The Eli & Edythe Broad Stage

(ALSO SEPT. 14) Invertigo Dance Theatre presents the world premiere of Formulae & Fairy Tales at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Formulae & Fairy Tales casts 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 DwarfsFormulae & Fairy Tales one of 20 nationwide works selected for a prestigious New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project production grant. 
Turing was known for his eccentric wit, engaging sense of humor, and as an affable man to his friends. While his accomplishments helped end World War II, he lived in a time when his sexual orientation wielded chilling consequences. After the war, in March 1952, he was convicted of “gross indecency” by the very country he helped save, and in 1954, he died by eating an apple laced with cyanide, an act eerily foreshadowed by Snow White. 
“This show is many things. It is a whimsical leap into a vivid imagination. It is a love letter to a great mind. It is a playground and a memory and a machine. It is a rejection of tragedy in favor of hope, redemption, and an implacable desire that our world be better for the people living in it,” says Laura Karlin, Invertigo Dance Theatre’s Founding Artistic Director.
Since 2007, Invertigo has connected people to story and community through 40+ original works across Los Angeles. Using virtuosic movement, music, and visual art, Invertigo brings to life moving, funny, and sometimes tragic themes that illustrate the shared human experience. The company’s release-based technique draws on a hyper-kinetic high-impact vocabulary and floor-based movement.