Transform Fest – Spring 2018
An exploration of 20 years of Capacitor's signature synthesis of visual magic and raw athleticism.

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.

Fri, May 18: YBCA Members at the All Access level and above are invited to a Premium Member Exclusive event with Capacitor Artistic Director Jodi Lomask.

*Thu, Sat, Sun: Pre-Show Talk with scientists & new media artists one hour before start of performance.


Regular Admission:
Thu–Sat, May 17–19: $35 in Advance / $40 at the Door
Sun, May 20: $30 in Advance / $35 at the Door

Senior, Teacher, Student:*
10% off regular admission

*Available in advance at our Box Office or by phone: 415-978-2787.

Purchase more and save

Buy tickets for two or more Transform performances and take 15% off your purchase. YBCA members can save up to 25% on tickets!

YBCA Members

Pay What You Can level: Regular admission

Individual level and above:
YBCA Members enjoy 20% off regular admission to all YBCA presented performances, with no ticketing fees. Plus, use your membership to buy discounted tickets for two or more Transform performances and take an additional 5%.

All Access and Curators Circle: YBCA Members at the All Access level and above enjoy free ticket(s) to Transform. Your benefits include complimentary ticket reservations to one performance by each participating artist, allowing you to see up to 8 amazing performances at no cost.

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Take a quick look at each day’s programs below. For the full schedule, see the TRANSFORM Fest page.
MAY 10
MAY 11
MAY 13
MAY 16
MAY 17
MAY 18
Smart Night Out
YBCA Member Exclusive
MAY 19


Photo: RJ Muna

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

YBCA Programs are made possible in part by: The James Irvine Foundation.

Additional Funding for YBCA Programs: National Endowment for the Arts, Abundance Foundation, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

The Performance Season is made possible in part by: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Panta Rhea Foundation.

Additional Funding for YBCA Performances: Surdna Foundation,, New England Foundation for the Arts, and Zellerbach Family Foundation.