Miniature Fantasies(2006)

Miniature Fantasies is an evening-length trio that combines intertwined, delicate dancing and images of courtyards and wide-open terraces that are the cornerstone of the Indian miniature paintings traditions. With a sly human touch and outmoded -slide projectors, Popkin creates a study in scale that illuminates layers of intimacies and histories in this fantastical work.

Choreographed by Lionel Popkin
Performed by Jenny Dignan, Carolyn Hall, and Lionel Popkin
Music by Andy Russ

The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Danspace Project, New York, NY
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD

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And Then We Eat (2004)

And Then We Eat looks at companionship and what it takes for two people to truly come together, and not just to eat, but to share in an experience. Two performers chop onions, perch atop one another, circles each other, then add spices to create a sumptuous dance.

Choreographed by Lionel Popkin
Performed by Carolyn Hall and Lionel Popkin

The Place, London, England
Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, New York, NY
The Inside/Out Stage at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Lee, MA
Sushi Performance Space, San Diego, CA
Susan Hess Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA
Movement Research at the Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY

Photo by Steven Gunther