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Bella Gaia: Beautiful Earth

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Bella Gaia:
Beautiful Earth
Kenji Williams, Founder and Director

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Celebrate Earth Day with us at Bass Concert Hall!

Bella Gaia: Beautiful Earth is an award-winning, immersive, live multimedia performance of projected NASA visualizations of Earth from Space, with live world music on stage. Inspired by astronauts who spoke of the life-changing power of seeing the Earth from space, award-winning director, composer, and violinist Kenji Williams, created this multimedia journey of our world in partnership with NASA. Together, they combined stunning NASA imagery of the Earth from space, data visualizations, and stirring live music performances from around the world, threaded together by an orbiting flight path from the International Space Station.

Bella Gaia is a live concert that mixes music & NASA immersive imagery that turns the stage planetary. Sublime and Transcendental.

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BELLA GAIA Video Trailer from BELLA GAIA on YouTube.

Fun Facts:

  • Kenji Williams is a composer and director for multimedia live theater, mixed reality, and interactive data visualization, and is the founder and creative director of Bella Gaia.
  • After one Bella Gaia show, a NASA-funded survey showed a 90% conversion rate in audience reporting a greater understanding of our earth.
  • Bella Gaia captures the Overview Effect, is a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts during spaceflight, often while viewing the Earth from outer space.