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"future species2, a mesmerizing web of articulate beauty"
2000-02-03 until 2000-02-12
San Francisco, CA, USA United States of America

Spinning a complex web of dance, juggling, climbing, copoeira, aerial arts, music and technology, future species2, shimmers with articulation and athleticism. Under the artistic direction of choreographer-dancer Jodi Lomask, complex pulley systems, ropes, glowballs, masks, ceilings and walls reflect and test the limits of the human body.

San Franciscos;CAPACITORS future species2, six-nights of riveting performance, opens Thursday, February 3, 2000, at 8 p.m., in the somarts Galley Theater, 934 Brandon Street, in this citys Tony SOMA district. Shows are Thursdays through Saturdays, Feb.3-5 and Feb. 10-12.

CAPACITOR works to bridge art and science, nature and technology, Lomask explains. Rather than see technology in opposition to nature, we see it as a tool to enhance nature, to extend the limits of the human body in motion. As our art utilizes tools, tools beautify our art.

CAPACITOR seeks to funnel bits of the Bay Areas high-energy super-charged technological revolution into the expanding evolution of art, aesthetics and culture.

future species2 comes to San Francisco and to the bare bones and beams of somArts from sellout performances in Berkeley, Julia Morgan Theater. For energetic CAPACITOR, somArts galley theater offers a unique raw environment, perfect place to envelop audiences, swallow attention spans, and reach into hearts and minds, twinkles Lomask.

Back for future species2 is the mischievous Vainglorious, high tech installation artists, with architect Matthew Hollis at the helm. Also back is Greg Cowley and TEST, creators of photokinetic manipulations and environments that consistently transform the moment.

For tickets to future species2 go to www.capacitor.org. Advance tickets are $15.00. Door price is $20.00.

CAPACITOR is a 1999 recipient of the new Theater Bay Area CASH grant and Zellerbach Family Funds. Just this week the American Composers Forum awarded CAPACITOR a grant to help develop a new collaborative work. CAPACITORS solid performance record includes San Franciscos 1015 Folsom, Concourse Exhibition Center, Yerba Buena Gardens, Theater Artaud, Venue 9, Dance Mission Theater, ODC, and Brady Street Theater; Berkeleys Julia Morgan Theater, and Oaklands Alice Arts Center. CAPACITOR sponsors an Artists Collaboration and Performance Program and summer internships.

CAPACITOR leaped from the embers of an Ocean Beach bonfire party in 1996 where Lomask met juggler Zachary Bernstein imagining a bright future in the smoldering flames. Her youthful dream of starting her own dance company ignited, and her years of study in America and Europe, her SUNY Purchase dance degree, and performances in Rotterdam, Holland, London, and New York, became the strong core of this nonprofit Bay Area performance group of avant-garde artists and musicians.

capacitor (n) a device for accumulating and holding a charge of electricity.

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