Arts and Theatre

Bella Gaia Combines NASA Imagery, Cultural Footage

earthInspired by astronauts who spoke of the life changing experience of seeing Earth from space, Bella Gaia is an unprecedented family-friendly multi-media experience that combines NASA satellite imagery, time lapse nature photography, and cultural footage from around the world. Pair that with stirring live music and danc, and you’ve got an immersive tribute to Earth and its inhabitants at the Music Center at Strathmore on Friday, Nov. 28 at 8 p.m.

Created by director-composer Kenji Williams, a native of Potomac, MD, Bella Gaia simulates the “Overview Effect” from space flight, by using NASA supercomputer data-visualizations to explore the relationship between humans and nature through time and space.

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