Event Detail

20
Oct
2010

Bella Gaia

Kenji Williams
Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010
Olympic House, 1 Stadium Path, Causeway Bay
Bella Gaia is a stunning multimedia audiovisual 'Living Atlas' journey of the World, showing the deeply moving beauty of planet Earth as seen through film taken by NASA astronauts. Accompanied live by violinist Kenji Williams

Olympic House, 1 Stadium Path, So Kon Po, Causeway Bay,

6.30 pm drinks 7.30 pm performance of Bella Gaia no need to pre book or pre register. Tickets at the door. HK$150 members HK$200 non members. Under 25's and students HK$100.

Bella Gaia " (Beautiful Earth) is a stunning multimedia audiovisual 'Living Atlas' journey of the World, showing the deeply moving beauty of planet Earth as seen through film taken by NASA astronauts. The performance is accompanied by famous violinist Kenji Williams against a largescreen backdrop of orbiting visualisations of Earth from space.

The show inspires appreciation of the Earth and brings to attention the impact of human activity on the Earth’s ecosystems. Bella Gaia also showcases the amazing artistic and cultural heritage of civilisations inhabiting the Earth. Bella Gaia features issues from Amazon basin deforestation to timelapse images of the movement of Arctic ice, demonstrating the science behind what makes the Earth habitable, and the increasing imbalance caused in part by human activity. The vision of Bella Gaia is to bring the power of art, technology, space science,
scientific data and visualisations together, into a context that is both entertaining and educational, with the goal of increasing the awareness and appreciation of the Earth.

For a preview go to www.bellagaia.com

Produced by award winning film maker Kenji Williams, who is also electronic music producer, theatrical show director and violinist. Of his several shows and albums, Bella Gaia is now considered his masterpiece, and has been acclaimed at performances including at the Smithsonian in Washington, the NASA festival, the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit, at the largest openair performing arts festival in the world at Glastonbury in England, and at soldout shows worldwide. Bella Gaia has been performed to audiences from Europe to the USA and Asia, and has proved to engage all from children to heads of government. This is so much so that Bella Gaia is even recommended on the White House blog.

The Royal Geographical Society would like to thank the Ocean Recovery Alliance for their assistance with bringing Bella Gaia to Hong Kong.

This performance is generously sponsored by:

RSM Nelson Wheeler
Live to Love Charitable Foundation
Ocean and Coleman Engineering Limited



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