Okeanos Intimate – A Love Letter to the Sea
Live Performance Show in residence over 5 months at Aquarium of the Bay, Pier 39, San Francisco CA
Okeanos is a portrait of the ocean as body, environment, resource, metaphor, and force.
It inspires and educates audiences about the ocean and ocean conservation.
Developed in collaboration with world-renowned marine biologists and oceanographers, Okeanos is a spellbinding dance/cirque performance combining apparatus, set design and choreography produced by the Capacitor Performance Company based in San Francisco, California. Okeanos is an hour-long performance that uniquely combines art and science to create a sensory experience featuring dance, sculptural costumes, conservation themes, scientific content and audiovisual media.
The scientific advisory panel for Okeanos includes Dr. Sylvia Earle (Chief Scientist for the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration from 1990-1992, and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence); Tierney Thys PhD, (marine biologist, National Geographic expedition leader and past Director of Research at the Sea Studios Foundation); John Potter PhD (Principal Scientist at the NATO Undersea Research Centre) and a host of eminent ocean scientists and experts from the California Academy of Sciences, including Bart Shepard BA MS, General Curator of the Steinhart Aquarium.
Capacitor also hosts scientific presentations and lectures, and through its efforts, strives to inspire and excite a new generation toward improved physical fitness, a love of science and a sense of stewardship for our natural world. With Okeanos on show, Capacitor is introducing a whole new audience to the wonders of the oceans in a way that entertains, educates and excites; they have created a novel and spectacular vehicle for important environmental messages about our relationship with the sea.
Cinematographer David Hannan has provided a range of footage from Australian temperate and tropical waters and also educational resources to Capacitor for its Okeanos performances and related educational outreach.
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