“BELLA GAIA is a live concert that mixes music, dance, & NASA immersive imagery that turns the stage planetary. Sublime and Transcendental” – Village Voice NYC
BELLA GAIA is an unprecedented NASA-powered immersive experience that communicates -without words – the natural and cultural BEAUTY of the planet (BELLA), and the INTERCONNECTEDNESS of all things on Earth (GAIA). A visceral flow of unencumbered beauty manifests for all the senses by combining supercomputer data – visualizations from NASA, high-fidelity orbital views of Earth, cultural photography, and stirring LIVE performances of music and dance from around the world, with an “iridescent landscape of gossamer melodies and labyrinthine rhythms” (nooga.com) to create the “Sublime” and “Out of This World” experience (Village Voice, USA Today). Crafted by the neuroscience – driven methodology of director – composer Kenji Williams, BELLA GAIA has proven to generate the elusive but critical emotional response: A Reason to Care.
BELLA GAIA transforms complex scientific data into an accessible audio-visual experience to expand public understanding of global challenges we face and inspire audiences to act as stewards for our shared resources. A “Living Atlas” journey of our planet, BELLA GAIA creates a direct experience and connection with the creative forces of Earth. Bella Gaia’s powerful methodology transcends politics or belief systems and has been proven so effective that astronauts say the experience is an accurate simulation of space flight, NASA funds BELLA GAIA’s education program on Earth Science & Environmental Responsibility, and climate change skeptics have been converted after seeing one show.
The BELLA GAIA program offers customized solo or ensemble performances, often paired with online engagement activities and educational workshops to deepen cognitive learning. In live presentations to over 200,000 individuals of all ages worldwide, audience members report that the BELLA GAIA experience leads to a significant change in their personal perspective of Earth and a better grasp of how humans impact it.
It has since expanded into a multi-media show that combines NASA satellite imagery of Earth, time lapse nature photography and cultural heritage footage with live music and dance performance … READ MORE …
BELLA GAIA – A Poetic Vision of Earth From Space is a multi-dimensional musical and visual concert experience created by Kenji Williams that emotionally reconnects us – to each other and to our planet … READ MORE …