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BELLA GAIA choreographer and dance artist Irina Akulenko Photo by Anna Galuza

BELLA GAIA, the renowned audiovisual experience lead by director-composer Kenji Williams and the BELLA GAIA Ensemble, will present BELLA GAIA – A Poetic Vision of Earth From Space for one night only on Saturday, April 15. The immersive event combines NASA satellite imagery, time-lapse nature photography, cultural heritage footage and live performances of music and dance to form an unprecedented and powerful exploration of the beauty and interconnectedness of all things on Earth. The award-winning show will take place at Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium in Pasadena, starting at 8 p.m.

Williams is joined by an all-star cast of artists, including Sound Healing vocalist and composer Kristin Hoffmann (as seen composing works performed at The Sydney Opera House, and sharing stages with The Wallflowers, Feist and Brandi Carlile), Japanese 20-string Koto master Yumi Kurosawa (who has toured internationally with countless symphony orchestras including Suntory Hall Opening Gala with Tokyo Symphony Orchestra), dance artists Mariyah and choreographer Irina Akulenko (one of the principal dancers and choreographers with Bellyqueen Dance Theater, and an alumni member of Alchemy Dance Theater).

Culture Spot LA readers can win a pair of free tickets. Email editor@culturespotla.com with BELLA GAIA  in the subject line.

General admission tickets for BELLA GAIA’s immersive audiovisual experience range from $35 to $45 for adults. Children’s tickets are $10. Seniors and Caltech staff can receive a discount on tickets by calling the Beckman Auditorium box office at (626) 395-4652. Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium is located at 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena 91125. Free parking is provided on the Caltech campus near the Beckman Auditorium.

• BELLA GAIA: https://www.bellagaia.com

• Event tickets: https://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?pid=8270068

• Venue event page: https://www.caltech.edu/content/bella-gaia-beautiful-earth-poetic-vision-earth-space