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INFLATABLE TRIO

  Photo by Isaac Obaka

Photo by Isaac Obaka

"Planted on sofas across America, many of us cower in abject terror of the nightly news. In a witty transformation, Popkin converts this inert set-up into something dynamic."                                                  —Debora Levine, Arts Meme

"Sublime trios with the performers moving sensually as a unified whole, especially towards the work’s end, when their arms were wrapped, octopus-like, around one another’s shoulders, an especially poignant tableau" —Victoria Looseleaf, Fjord Review

RUTH DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE 

  Photo by John Altdorfer

Photo by John Altdorfer


"as farcical as it is dead serious"
Siobhan Burke, The New York Times

"Inordinately engaging ... [Ruth] was sprinkled with jewels of movement sequences, striking visuals and thought-provoking moments."
Pamela Squires, The Washington Post

"Like a Ghostbusters crew, Popkin and his dancers venture deep into an ectoplasmic detritus of discarded saris and veils”
Eva Yaa Asantewaa, InfiniteBody

"Ruth Doesn't Live Here Anymore engages the structure of St. Denis's work but reimagines it with an expansive physicality."
Erin Bomboy, The Dance Enthusiast

"Popkin has a flair for originality that periodically has you realizing that
you are smiling to yourself in the dark.” 
Pamela Squires, The Washington Post

                              "Offering the visceral charge one gets from fresh and dynamic movement."                                                                                    —Paul Kusidowski, Milwaukee Mag

    Critic's Pick
    Time Out New York

THERE IS AN ELEPHANT IN THIS DANCE

  Photo by Steven Gunther

Photo by Steven Gunther

"By turns comical, creepy, and uncanny...
The whole dance is like that: disquieting, the cliché pushed past the literal."  
—Brian Siebert, The New Yorker

“I can urge you to go to see this delectable, dreamy, poetic, luminous thing!” 
—Eva Yaa Asantewaa, InfiniteBody

"Popkin eloquently demonstrates that the truth is something of our creation, informed by who we are and who we will become."
– Caroline Palmer, Minneapolis Star Tribune

AND THEN WE EAT

  Photo by Anja Hitzenberger

Photo by Anja Hitzenberger

“Strong, pliant and full of body-upon-body maneuvers… a metaphor for more intimate adventures.” 
—Tobi Tobias, The Village Voice

“Literally a feast for the senses."
—Ellen Dunkel, The Philadelphia Inquirer

“A zenith of corporeal possibilities”
—Victoria Looseleaf, The Los Angeles Times

 “Scrumptious... a sensuous, sizzling duet.” 
—Kris Eitland, San Diego Theatre Scene

OTHER WORKS

  Photo by Steven Gunther

Photo by Steven Gunther

“Delightfully mercurial ... I enjoy seeing Popkin’s shifting from solid to liquid to gas,
and then to just a flash of wide smile.” 
—Lisa Kraus, The Philadelphia Inquirer

“One of the most satisfying premieres ... heightened and transformed
one’s perception of the theatrical space.”
 —Sara Wolf, Dance Magazine