Kinesis Project dance theatre and Opera On Tap present Capacity, or: the Work of Crackling
Kinesis Project dance theatre and Opera On Tap with the support of Riverside Conservancy will present Capacity, or: the Work of Crackling as a part of Summer on the Hudson. This stunning, large-scale dance and opera work offers audiences a dynamic and engaging experience of the riverfront from visual and sonic perspectives. A very special pre-show talk will be offered by the project’s collaborating Geologist, Dr Martha “Missy” Eppes. Audiences should be prepared to move through the park.
Summer on the Hudson is NYC Parks’ annual outdoor arts and culture festival that takes place in Riverside Park from 59th Street to 181st Street. With a mix of music concerts, dance performances, movies under the stars, DJ dance parties, kids shows, special events, wellness activities, and more there is something for everyone! All programs and events are free to the public and registration is not required unless specifically stated in event information.
Capacity, or: the Work of Crackling is an expansive, yet intimate outdoor theatrical experience that investigates our human capacity for joy, grief and how that relates to the natural processes of the earth’s cracking. Choreographer/Director Melissa Riker has been working with the collaborative guidance of geologist Dr. Martha “Missy” Eppes, exploring the parallels found in mechanical weathering and subcritical cracking. All of the designers and artists involved have used Dr. Eppes research as well as that of her colleagues to create elements of the performance, from music to costuming. The performances feature costumes by designer Rebecca Kanach, sound design by Shahrokh Yadegari and music by Anti-Social Music composers Diana Woolner, David Friend, Eyal Moaz and Brian McCorkle.
Audiences will experience sound and performance at a distance, via personal headsets and through immersive elements. All attending should be prepared to move along 8 blocks of the park, wearing shoes or bringing necessary support.