Capacitor: Art and Science Dance to Save The World

Capacitor: Art and Science Dance to Save The World


Always looking for new ways to help save the ocean, here's one I hadn't heard of. Capacitor is a San Francisco-based interdisciplinary dance company known for mind blowing, visually stunning performances. Think Cirque du Soleil, on a smaller scale. Aerial dancers and contortionists are regular performers, but it's their involvement with members of the scientific community that makes non-profit Capacitor something to watch and listen to.

Capacitor has performed at various events. The Reflections & Rhythms nature festival at Spooner Lake, Treasure Island Massive, Philadelphia's International Festival of the Arts and, you guessed it, Burning Man. Through dance, art, music and science, the message is always environmental conservation with a twist, or ten twists.

A premiere show of Okeanos is lined up for April 12-15 at Fort Mason's Herbst Pavilion. “A sensory experience devoted to improving human-ocean relations,” Okeanos is inspired by the world's oceans and ocean life. Capacitor's performers will evoke ocean preservation by way of hoop dancers, hand balancers and underwater dance.

Capacitor is always seeking new talent—movers who aren't afraid of objects or the circus. They can also be booked for weddings if you want something different for your big day, say, a duet on a 7-foot steel structure. Tickets are available now for Okeanos, go beyond a beach clean up and support Capacitor.

Okeanos, April 12-15 (8pm) at Fort Mason's Herbst Pavilion. Tickets from $25.

Sam Durbin ( is a California lifestyle writer who honed her blogging skills as Editor of Sam graduated from The Fashion Institute of Technology, and also writes for 7x7 Magazine and Gilt City.

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