Hard science becomes a creative force in Capacitor’s newest piece, BIOME, a reverie on nature’s communion with itself and our interconnectedness to a fragile ecosystem. The idea for the piece originated from an on-site collaboration with tree scientists studying in the remote rainforests of Costa Rica, but the general concept of mixing science and dance isn’t new to the San Francisco–based dance troupe, which has built its reputation on fusing the two; some of the company’s more recent hits have taken on subjects like geology (in 2005’s Digging in the Dark) and the origins of the universe (in 2001’s Within Outer Spaces). As Capacitor is known for wowing audiences with its intricate prop design and wearable sculpture, so expect to see dancers dressed in fiery headpieces, glow-in-the-dark suits, giant wings, and, at times, nothing at all.

Sun., Oct. 12, 3 p.m., 2008