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 Post subject: Capacitor's "Ripple"
PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2000 3:42 am 
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Hello Critical Dance--wanted to share MerryO'Malley's review of "Ripple" with youall. Capacitor will be performing its newest piece, the fiery "3D Specimen" at the Crucible's Second Annual Fire Fest, Saturday, July 8, at 10:45 p.m., 1036 Ashby Ave. ($10.00 or if under 18 free before 8 p.m.) fest begins at 6 p.m.<P>Capacitor’s Big Bang<P>With dazzling dance notation scored to original electronic music, Capacitor explores the essence of the universe in "Ripple," run for the first time at the American Composers Forum Salon in San Francisco’s ODC Theater, June 23-24.<P>In asking "Why are we here?,,,Where is here?" Capacitor artistic director Jodi Lomask and San Francisco composer Thomas Day reveal brilliant artistic cohesion and understanding of magnetism, physics and astronomy, illustrating poetically and particularly, the dynamic nature of creating suns, planets and their moons amidst gigantic swirls of magnetism and electrical charges. <P>Depicting a turbulent universe is no easy task, yet Lomask’s imaginative configurations of Capacitor artists makes such images possible. For example, low flying rigging is home space for a planet and moon (Oscar Trujillo and Sandra Culp) as one, to break apart into separate entities, an image easily recalled when looking skyward at earth’s own moon.<P>Clever inclusion of black light, glow props, and juggling, enhance the accuracy and dynamics of creation leaving the viewer to contemplate among other ideas, the existence of anything individual in such a universe. In fact, Lomask continually challenges the individual viewer episodically, at first, through the enrapturing movement art of Patricia West, a representation of an individual pondering the rationale and mystery of a solitary life in the midst of a universe teeming with activity. <P>After a sun (Mair Culbreth) energetically scarfs up all mass in its path, a physical momentum forecasting the conclusion of the earth in some 10,000 years, the piece concludes in conversation between the audience and Capacitor Lab, the group’s science and art consortium. <BR>Amazingly, the 30-minute "Ripple" is just a section of Lomask’s bigger bang, "Within Outer Spaces," to premiere October 2000 in the Bay Area. A culmination of the Lomask-Day collaboration, the work appears far greater than the American Composers Forum could have possibly imagined when providing seed money for it last fall. <P>


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2000 4:19 am 
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Sherri, thank you for the review - are there any photos you could show us?


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 Post subject: Re: Capacitor's "Ripple"
PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2000 6:29 am 
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For those interested, Capacitor's AD and Choreographer, Jodi Lomask, is interviewed by criticaldance.com correspondent and cat lover Jill Vanoncini at:<P> <A HREF="http://www.criticaldance.com/interviews/jlomask000600.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.criticaldance.com/interviews/jlomask000600.html</A>


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