"ingenious...Within Outer Spaces compared heavenly bodies to human bodies and found them equally amazing."
- New York Times
"We love watching dance inspired by science, but often the science is left to a few lines in the program. Capacitor never makes that mistake." -SF Weekly
"Visually stunning and mindfully confounding, Capacitor juxtaposes the evolution of mankind against the evolution of technology, stretching the human form across space and time. Some call it modern dance, others a religious experience."
RAD PLANET: Capacitor's latest: truly groundbreaking...fresh, original food for the mind, as well as the heart."
- SF Bay Guardian
“Catch this group now.”
- New York Magazine: Hotlist
“...capturing with uncanny precision the jerky grace of a plant in a time-lapse movie.” - Nature Magazine
"The stocky fighter comes to life as an animated 3-D character with boulders for his head, torso, arms and legs. He kicks and spins in martial-arts moves as he prepares for battle, his massive stone body moving with surprising agility. Next the cursor clicks on his adversary -- a beautiful woman warrior with a sword. She turns into wood, her branchlike limbs resembling a deadly skeleton. With dizzying speed, she twirls and lunges with her sword in a defiant challenge." -Wired
"The flower in the work's title refers to the self-pollinating kind, but the underlying idea is the biological utility of beauty as an attractor. The dancers bump bellies, or they climb and swing like gymnasts on three flowerlike sculptures made of looped steel cylinders, pliant under the application of weight. Despite the undulating and arching, lessons about the birds and the bees remain implicit, so it's fine to take the kids." - The New Yorker Magazine
"..while obviously taking these scientific principles seriously, choreographer Jodi Lomask and her team don't seem compelled to turn the theatre into some sort of remedial science class, or spit back everything they have learned into an avant-garde version of a grade school research paper. Instead, Digging in the Dark uses science as a framework to give shape and structure to its artistic explorations and interpretations, which combine traditional and modern dance and movement techniques, aerial gymnastics and juggling, and multimedia technology into a beautiful display of movement and tableaux."
"It's an interactive age and Capacitor wants to prove it."
- SF Chronicle
“The message of environmental preservation was clear.... to show the conections shared by all living organisms in nature, including humans.”
- US Embassy, El Salvador
"...a reverie on nature's communion with itself and our interconnectedness to a fragile ecosystem."
- The Village Voice
ATOMIC ENERGY - Maybe it’s something in the San Francisco water supply. Maybe it’s the hot Californian sun. Whatever the reason, American performance group Capacitor are a most unusual bunch... just allow yourself to be entertained - hugely.”
- Edinburgh Fringe Festival,The Scotsman
"explores the relationship between the leafy canopy above and the world below...enlightening and entertaining"
- San Francisco Magazine
"...an elegant tangle of athletic modern and aerial dance, film, fashion design, and metalwork. Dancers in costumes that somehow integrate water, ribbon, and light morph into plants and animals with the use of interactive props."
- SF Weekly
"...mountains raced by, then the sea, and then the camera dived into a long, narrow rock chasm and into the heart of the earth. All the while, a live man hanging high up on a rope descended until it seemed he was burrowing deeper into the fire at the earth’s core." - Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times
"Dance companies like Troika Ranch and Capacitor, which are pioneering technology as medium and subject through performance, are growing in popularity. And audiences, already accustomed to technology's influence over nearly every aspect of their lives, seem primed to accept dance's dramatic transformation from a kinetic, physical medium to something less tangible but rich with new possibilities." - Wired
"It's an interactive age, and Capacitor wants to prove it." - SF Chronicle