About the Program
L.A. premiere! Performed on and around an inflatable plastic living room set, Inflatable Trio looks at the ways we attempt to orient ourselves within ever-changing domestic, social, and environmental landscapes.
As the elements of a family room are repeatedly deflated, dismantled, and re-formed, three dancers persist, react, and cope. Each in turn upends—and is upended by—the objects, people, and situations that surround them in this domestic drama expanded beyond walls.
*Stick around after the show! Discuss the themes of the show with guest responder January Parkos Arnall (Hammer Museum Curatorial Associate, Public Engagement) on Thursday, February 23, and performer-choreographer Lionel Popkin on Friday, February 24. Both responders will be in conversation with Andrew Horwitz (Skirball Director of Programs).
About the Creative Team
Lionel Popkin, choreographer and performer
Lionel Popkin is a choreographer and performer who has had his choreography presented nationally and internationally at numerous venues, including DanspaceProject, Abrons Arts Center, Dance Theater Workshop, the Getty Museum, REDCAT, Highways, the Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Series, On the Boards, the Wilma Theater, the Painted Bride, Philadelphia Dance Projects, ODC, Sushi Performance, Dance Place, the Place Theater, and the Guongdong Modern Dance Festival. A former member of the famed Trisha Brown Dance Company, Lionel Popkin currently serves as the chair of the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance and professor of choreography and performance at UCLA.
Tom Lopez, composer and performer
Carolyn Hall, perfomer
Samantha Mohr, performer
Cari Ann Shim Sham*, video artist
Maria Garcia, costume designer