Lionel Popkin: Inflatable Trio

Dance Complex 536 Mass Ave , Cambridge
$21 General Admission, $13 BDA/Student/Senior/Military

Performed on, and around, an inflatable plastic living room set, Inflatable Trio questions 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-organized, three dancers poignantly persist, react and cope. Each in turn upends—and is upended by—the objects, people and situations that surround them.

Inflatable Trio emerges as a kind of domestic drama, expanded beyond its walls, where the current state of our capacities to navigate one another resonates with our shifting global and environmental challenges. Increasingly we communicate without our bodies present (war without our bodies present)—has this heightened the impact of the physical exchange? What does domestic interaction mean in this context? Is home a retreat, a seductive space where we still touch and confront one another? Are we equally equipped for the encounter?

Inflatable Trio features an original score by Tom Lopez, costumes by Maria Garcia, video design by Cari Ann Shim Sham and lighting by Chris Kuhl.

Please note Sunday performances 5:30-6:30pm pre-show talk; 7pm performance

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