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Capacitor

Dance Group from San Francisco, CA - Will travel up to 10 miles
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$3000 - $30000 per event
Performance, Art, and Science
Born out of the collision of cultural influences found only in the San Francisco Bay Area, our performances explore the patterns and relationships inherent in nature and the cosmos. Through dance, interactive video, cirque nouveau, live music, and large-scale movement sculptures, Capacitor humanizes abstract scientific concepts, transcending cultural barriers and widening the scope of basic human experience for audiences of all ages.

In the spirit of scientific inquiry, Capacitor uses a laboratory-style creative process, called Capacitor Lab. For each new work, we assemble a cross-disciplinary team of the world's leading artists and scientists to explore a specific concept, find common threads, and create a shared vocabulary. From this collaboration, a performance is born. This process is at the core of who we are as a company, taking us and our audiences to unexpected, original places.

Capacitor's past works have tackled the past and the future of mankind (future species, 1999); the creation of the universe (Within Outer Spaces, 2000); video gaming (Avatars, 2002); the deep layers of Earth (Digging in the Dark, 2005), the forest ecosystem (biome, 2007), flower reproduction (The Perfect Flower, 2009), the ocean (Okeanos, 2012), and creativity in the mind (Synaptic Motion, 2014). The company performs extensively, delivering extended runs in New York's HERE Mainstage and the American Theatre of Actors, San Francisco's Herbst Pavillion, Cowell Theater, Project Artaud Theater, the Exploratorium, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Union Square, San Francisco Gay Pride Festival, and SomArts Gallery, and at Burning Man. Capacitor has been commissioned to create original works for the TED 2009 Conference, the California Academy of Sciences, SFO, The Crucible, and the Salvadorian Gymnastics Team.

Touring is an integral part of Capacitor's effort to bring its innovative approach to art making to as wide an audience as possible. Nationally, Capacitor has been presented at the TED Conference 2009, the Krannert Center at University of Illinois, the Performing Arts Center at SUNY Purchase, Louisville's Brown Theater, the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL, University of Maine, University of Virginia, NASA, the Palms in Las Vegas, 314 Project in Chicago, Albuquerque's VSA North Fourth Art Center, among others. Internationally, Capacitor has performed in Malaysia for ReVolvolution, Canada for the Festival for International Dance Artists, Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival, and twice in San Salvador as guests of the American Embassy.

Awards

NEA, 2013 & 2014
SF Grants for the Arts, 2000-2014
SF Arts Commission Grant, 2013 & 2014
Kenneth Rainin Foundation, 2012 & 2015
Doris Duke Charitable Fund with CounterPulse, 2013
Zellerbach Family Fund, 1998-2013
Voluntary Arts Contribution Fund, 2012 & 2013
The McElwee Family Fellowship, 2014
The Dale Djerassi Fellowship, 2008
Altria Group, 2007 & 2008
Toyota's Together Green, 2008
CounterPulse AIR 2015
Djerassi Artist Colony, 2008 & 2014
Yaddo Artist Colony, 2005 & 2006
CHIME Mentorship with Joanna Haigood, 2003
LEF, 2002
California Arts Council, 2002 & 2003
American Composers' Forum, 2000
Theater Bay Area, 1999

Talks

Monaco Dance Forum 2002 & 2004
Ecological Society of America Conference 2007
American Physical Society 2010
CUNY Communicating Science through the Performing Arts 2010
BLUEMiND Summit at CAS 2011
Dance USA's 20/20 Vision Series 2012
Bay Area Science Festival 2012
Turtle Island Restoration Network, Marin 2012
TEDxBerkeley, Zellerbach Hall 2012
Black Hills State University, SD 2012
The Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City, SD 2012
TEDxBRC 2012
Pepsico Executive Retreat, SF 2012
The Hive 2013
Athleta Design Retreat, SF 2013
Science and Literature Conference, U of Utah 2014
Project Commotion 2014
BLUEMiND Book Launch 2014
The Battery 2014
Zendesk 2015
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Please note Capacitor will also travel to South San Francisco, Belmont, Daly City, Brisbane, Oakland, Sausalito, Alameda, Emeryville, Tiburon, Berkeley, San Bruno, Albany, Mill Valley, Pacifica, Piedmont, Richmond, Corte Madera, El Cerrito, Larkspur, Millbrae, San Quentin, Tamal, Burlingame, San Rafael, Canyon, El Sobrante, Greenbrae, Orinda, San Leandro, San Mateo.
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