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 Post subject: CAPACITOR'S HUMP
PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2000 9:08 pm 
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REVIEW OF CAPACITOR'S HUMP<BR>Oakland Arts Festival<BR>Alice Arts Center<BR>Oakland, CA. APRIL 22, 2000<BR>By Merry O'Malley<P><BR>Just watch CAPACITOR, the Bay Area's youngest professional dance group, one time, and you're hooked.<P>With sincerity and clarity of purpose Jodi Lomask, artistic director, previewed HUMP at the Oakland Arts Festival, Saturday night, whetting the Alice Arts Center appetite with complex dance and body movement.<P>HUMP stings with originality, humor, and a subtext that considers life's origins within a technological world.<P>Think quivering, suspense, curiosity, and green skeletal costumes, integrated fully with original music electrically scored by Jeremy Tresler, and a glimpse into the depths of Lomask's creativity is possible. HUMP's demanding choreography magnifies the athletic skills of dancers, and each CAPACITOR--PringChindahhpoon, Sandra Culp, Phil Halbert, Oscar Trujilio and Mair Culbreth--danced with spirit, drama and enthusiasm.<P>HUMP combines continual body bends and maneuvers that would appear obscene if performed by a lesser group. As true colleagues, Lomask's dancers pull the piece off, artistically teasing out the spirit and movement of biological creation, giving procreation the joy and serenity it deserves.<P>Dancing the adjunct HUMP duet were Todd Eckert and Jennifer Maecker, bound together not only metaphorically in white paint and cloth, but literally in white costuming that necessitates total concentration and understanding of each other's twists, jumps, and courageous motion. The dance of the techno human duo comments aggressively on pseudo biological reproduction.<P>Tresler incorporates sounds of a variety of living creatures within his composition including the cadence of the human voice causing listeners to hear individual verbal interpretations. Among possible ones: "I love you, I love you. I love you." and could it have been "Never Fear"?<P>HUMP shows a prop-free side of CAPACITOR whose art performance work future species and future species2 played to sold out audiences in Berkeley and San Francisco last year. As a pure modern dance piece, HUMP provides a valuable transition between future species and CAPACITOR’S upcoming art performance, “Within Outer Spaces”<BR> <BR>CAPACITOR brings HUMP to the UC Berkeley campus in celebration of EARTHWEEK 2000, Sunday, April 30 at 1 p.m., The free performance is on Strawberry Lawn in front of the Biology Building. <P><BR>


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2000 9:48 am 
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For an interview with Jodi Lomask, AD of Capacitor, by criticaldance.com correspondent Jill Vanoncini, go to<P> <A HREF="http://www.criticaldance.com/interviews/jlomask000600.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.criticaldance.com/interviews/jlomask000600.html</A>


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