Bella Gaia: Music, Dance & NASA

Apr 3, 2017

Bella Gaia is a live concert that mixes music, dance, and NASA immersive imagery that turns the stage planetary. Sublime and Transcendental.
—Village Voice

Bella Gaia was inspired by stories from astronauts “who spoke of the life-changing power of seeing the Earth from space.”

The production combines “supercomputer data-visualizations” thanks to NASA, live music and dance, “high-fidelity orbital views” of Earth, and cultural photography.

The project aims to manifest the relationship and interconnectedness between Mother Nature and people/civilization, not shying away from human affects on the biosphere while “celebrating the evolution of art and culture.”

Director-composer Kenji Williams helps “audiences… realize deeply, emotionally, that there IS something to lose, and therefore there IS something to preserve, to steward… generating the elusive but critical emotional response: A Reason to Care.”

See Bella Gaia at Beckman Auditorium as a part of Caltech’s Performing Art Series on April 15.


Bella Gaia Director-composer Kenji Williams


Bella = beautiful.

Gaia: “In Greek mythology Gaia was the mother goddess who presided over earth.”


Photo credit: Kaori Noriyasu.





Bella Gaia
Saturday, April 15th at 8 p.m.
Caltech Beckman Auditorium
1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena 91125
Tickets: $45, $40, $35, $10 (for youth)
Purchase tickets here
For details, visit
Ph: 1.626.395.4652


“Earth’s Magnetosphere,” credit: SCISS, AMNH, NASA. Photo credit: Nao Suzuki,, Tokyo.


“Mediterranean Sea Ocean Currents.” Credit: NASA.


Läle Sayoko and Irina Akulenko at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston. Photo by Chris Cunningham.






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