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TEDxSF Oceans - Capacitor performs an excerpt of "Okeanos"

Capacitor and Fort Mason Center present Okeanos, an dance-circus ocean sensory immersion devoted to improving human-ocean relations. Inspired by Bali's coral reefs and Monterey's Kelp forest, Okeanos was developed in collaboration with world-renowned marine biologists and oceanographers. This dance/circus performance incorporates choreography, apparatus, and set design by Capacitor Artistic Director Jodi Lomask, along with dance video, underwater cinematography, vocal improvisations, and electonic music punctuated with the voices of Dr. Sylvia Earle and Dr. Tierney Thys.About Capacitor's Okeanos:Covering 99% of Earth's living space, the ocean is representative of the rhythms of life itself. By turns fascinating and terrifying, the ocean is an integral part of our lives: we derive food from it, breathe the oxygen produced in it, drink the water that cycles through it, explore its depths to learn more about its inhabitants and our planet, and create countless songs, poems, and paintings about its breathtaking and often dangerous beauty. Yet this essential resource is being destroyed by growing human demands. Coral extinction, plastic trash contamination, over-fishing, oil spills, climate change - our immense impact on the ocean is undeniable. What once felt vast, endless, and overwhelmingly deep is now vulnerable to our increasingly destructive ways of living.Okeanos includes video art by RJ Muna, underwater cinematography by David Hannan, sound composition by EO, Beats Antique, edIT, and Tipper, vocalizations by Anka Draugelates, violin by Julia Ogrydziak, and costumes by Kimie Sako. The creation process also features the participation of a scientific advisory panel of some of the world's leading researchers in marine biology and oceanography. Through this collaboration, Capacitor created a 60-minute performance that gives audiences a sensory experience of the ocean and continued to develop its blueprint for art/science collaboration.Okeanos features the distinctive artistic and technical components that Capacitor has come to be known for -- inventive and articulated dance vocabulary, abstract steel forms that mirror nature, poetic integration of audio/video/media forms, sculptural costumes, scientifically supported content, and conservation partnerships. The audience will participate in the space with Capacitors' four dancers and five circus artists as they perform on custom-designed aerial apparatus inspired by the shapes and features of ocean life.The Okeanos multi-media installation takes audiences on a visual journey of the ocean, from the breaking waves of its surface to the diverse ecosystems at its depths. Video includes underwater footage of dancers and sea life.Event video by
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