The locavore movement comes to dance with the debut of 100% Local Free-Range Dance Series. Laura Karlin and her Invertigo Dance Theatre have rounded up six other respected, locally based contemporary choreographers and their dance troupes for this new performance series. For the next three Sundays, Karlin’s Invertigo Dance Theatre and two other companies take up the challenge of demystifying the creative process. The opening weekend includes Arianne MacBean/The Big Show Co. with Nickerson-Rossi Dance. Oct. 21 brings in Kate Hutter and her L.A. Contemporary Dance Company, plus Nate Hodges with his RhetOracle Dance Company. The Oct. 28 closing includes Hilary Thomas and her Lineage Dance Company, plus String Theory’s Holly Rothschild and Robbie Cook. Many of these troupes have strong track records in making dance more accessible. Lineage Dance regularly hosts informal dance shows with wine and conversation, while Rothschild was part of String Theory’s recent site-specific event at the FlyAway bus station. This new series at a Westside venue promises some fun, inventive and perhaps enlightening ideas about making and viewing dance. Brasil Brasil Cultural Center, 11928 Washington Blvd., Culver City; Sun., Oct 14, 21 & 28, 7 p.m.; $15. invertigodance.org.
Sun., Oct. 14, 7 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 21, 7 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 28, 7 p.m., 2012