San Francisco, CA 94133
Category: Attractions and Amusement Parks
Region: North Beach/ Chinatown
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At some point in their lives, most people have peered into a large aquarium and imagined what it would be like to swim with the fish. But the dance/circus troupe Capacitor has done a lot more than imagine. Their latest show, Okeanos, is a love letter to the sea, running in the perfect venue for its theme, the Aquarium of the Bay. To create Okeanos, artistic director Jodi Lomask didnÕt settle for just being inspired by the ocean Ð she consulted with a team of scientists, engineers and oceanographers to get the details right. The legendary explorer Dr. Sylvia Earle (referred to as Òher deepnessÓ by the New Yorker) and National Geographic cinematographer David Hannan were among her crew of fact checkers. As for the cast, it features a roster of talented contemporary dancers, with contortion and hand-balancing provided by Elliot Gittlesohn and iNKa Siefker. Bonus tip: Okeanos ticket holders receive free admission to the aquarium. Come early and check out their new exhibit, Otters: Watershed Ambassadors.