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ArtTech Series: Bella Gaia

Hammer Theatre Center
Event organized by Hammer Theatre Center

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BELLA GAIA is an unprecedented NASA-powered immersive experience that communicates without words, the BEAUTY of the planet both natural and cultural and the INTERCONNECTEDNESS of all things on Earth.

Soul and emotion are brought to data, 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).

BELLA GAIA's ability to accurately simulate the transformative power of seeing the Earth from Space is vouched by 5 astronauts, and ​"Stunning" data visualizations such as CO2 emissions, Urban Population Growth, Air Traffic, and Oil Consumption -- fed directly from NASA and other sources -- allow audiences to see our planet in an entirely different way. (Scientific American)
Different cultural regions are explored, and world music and dance supplement the visuals to allow for greater cultural immersion, such as a koto player when traveling through Japan, belly dancing when traveling through Egypt, and a Jazz singer when traveling through New York.

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