Celebrating the company’s twenty-year anniversary, Left to Her Own Devices: 20 years of Sculpture in Motion is a distillation of all of Capacitor’s work to date, focusing on physical structures—which have essentially been oppressive problems for the performers to overcome—to explore the theme of liberation. Capacitor is a dance, cirque, and sculpture company founded by artistic director Jodi Lomask, whose work often engages scientists to create performances and installations about the natural world. The company’s visually stunning experiences are delivered by athletic dancers, acrobats, aerialists, and contortionists on abstract structures Lomask designs out of steel, bungee, fiberglass, and wood. Her choreography unites unique characters with distinctive movement.
Artistic Director / Choreographer / Designer: Jodi Lomask
Assistant Director: Cari Delaplane
Ismael Alvarez Acosta
Mila Toy Sparenberg
Composers: Toni Martin Dobrzanski, Noah Thorp & Kristina Forester, Jeremy Tressler, DJ Kraddy, EO, Anka Draugelates, Alex Kort, Michael Zbyszynski, Mouse on Mars, Beats Antique, Nina Simone,
Visual Designers: Can Büyükberber, Terry Estioko, and John Fesenko.
Media Contributors: Moving Arts, RJ Muna, David Hannan, Nate Pagel, Mary Franck, Amy Harrison, Dan Zox.
Teaser Videos: Shane Goodrich
Lighting Design: Linda Baumgardner
Stage Manager: Aurelia Moulin
Stage Design: Erik Walker
Structures: Jodi Lomask with Mark Nichols, Erich Chase, Vytas Sunspiral, Richard Kittle, Phil Halbert, Mark Metz, Johanna Neaderhouser, Zach Howard, and Zack Bernstein.
Costume Designers: Jodi Lomask with Kimie Sako, Kittle Munztel, Monique Kapp.
Lead Scientists: Dr Adam Gazzaley, Dr Tierney Thys, Dr Nalini Nadkarni, Dr Jesse Lomask,
Capacitor Board of Directors: Steve Scher, Thomas Parenty, Anthony Kweicen, Shirley Eng, Julia Ogrydziak, Jefferey Krause, Anya Kandel, and William Jon Shipley.
This show was made possible by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco Grants for the Arts / Hotel Tax Fund, The Kenneth Rainin Foundation, The Zellerbach Family Foundation, the Capacitor Creator Circle, and Anonymous donors.