Skirball Center for the Performing Arts - New York University

An Awe-Inspiring Multimedia Live Concert, fusing an ancient Japanese orchestra, Buddhist chants, and stunning projections of NASA imagery of Earth from Space.

Award-winning composer and director Kenji Williams brings a special and exotic version of BELLA GAIA (Beautiful Earth) to New York! Inspired by stories of astronauts who returned to Earth transformed after the view from space, and working with J-Collabo, "BELLA GAIA: Origin Stories of Japan" explores the relationship between humans and nature through ancient Japanese arts fused with modern expression and technology. The 70-minute immersive performance produced and performed by Williams, features Japanese traditional artists performing Live Noh (dance), Gagaku (ceremonial orchestra), and Shomyo (chanting), and more.

Discover a new collaborative project with J-COLLABO which seeks to unite important Japanese historical monuments with prominent locations in the U.S. under the theme of Japanese culture and art.

POST SHOW DISCUSSION WITH SPECIAL GUEST PAUL MILLER (DJ SPOOKY) AND KENJI WILLIAMS.

 

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