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"Ripple: Why are we here... Where is here"
2000-06-23 until 2000-06-24
Capacitor at ODC Performance Gallery
San Francisco, CA,
USA United States of America
Amidst low flying rigging, glow props, and electronic compositions, ever hip Capacitor explores the multiple gravitational forces keeping the earth aloft in Ripple, part of the American Composers Forum Salon, Friday and Saturday, June 23, 24, at 8 p.m., ODC Performance Gallery, 3153 17th Street at Shotwell in San Francisco.
Capacitor artistic director Jodi Lomask joins composer Thomas Day for Ripple, the first section of a fall 2000 premiere, Within Outer Spaces, an interpretive look at the astronomical high tech search for the earth's place in the universe.
In Ripple, dancers, jugglers, aerialists, electronic artists, and modern movers simulate the continual unnoticed exchange of energy and matter so essential to earthly life while considering earth's solitude in the midst of an abundance of heavenly bodies, popular notions of religion and extraterrestrial intervention.
Tickets :$10 on Ticketweb (http://www.capacitor.org/shows.htm) or ODC, 415-863-9834.
Capacitor, a group of interdisciplinary movement artists, accumulates energy from our technologically impacted culture and releases it through innovative, multi-sensory performances. The group strives to engage audiences in dialogues which inspire self-reflection, capturing images that exists in the tension between the limited, fleshy world of the body- digestion, respiration, base emotions, and the limitless, ethereal world of the imagination- flight, fantasy, escape. Capacitor considers contrasts between these worlds as the basis of human experience; we see our limits while imagining limitlessness; we see our mortality while feeling eternity.
Capacitor receives grants from Theater Bay Area CASH, the Zellerbach Family Fund, and the American Composers Forum. Capacitor's solid performance record includes San Francisco's SomArts Gallery Theater, 1015 Folsom, Concourse Exhibition Center, Yerba Buena Gardens, Theater Artaud, Venue 9, Dance Mission Theater, ODC, Brady Street Theater; Berkeley's Julia Morgan Theater and the Crucible; Oakland's Alice Arts Center. Capacitor is sponsor of the Capacitor Lab, an artistic and scientific performance forum.