Ticket Prices

$20, $30

About this performance

7 p.m. Yardley Hall

5:30 p.m. Pre-Show Talk

Have you ever wanted to study certain Earthly phenomena from space? Get your chance when you attend Bella Gaia (Beautiful Earth).

The goal of Bella Gaia is to bring together the power of art, technology, space science and real scientific data visualizations into a context that is both entertaining and educational.

Bella Gaia visually displays how humans are affecting the planet - from fires in the Amazon basin to time-lapse images of the Arctic ice melt – and how each element affects the other.

The 70-minute film, a collaboration between NASA and award-winning director and classically trained violinist Kenji Williams, brings the audience to understand the delicate interconnected balance of our planet, and hopefully, become committed to saving the Earth from the effects of pollution, climate change and the effects of rising human population.

Bella Gaia features live performances by Williams and world music artists against a large-screen backdrop of Earth from space.

Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series and the JCCC Student Sustainability Committee.

  • Family-friendly Show
  • Outreach Education
  • Reserved Parking Available


Arts Education

Science of the Earth Workshop
November 3, 2011

Grades 4 and up
Curriculum connections: science and contemporary issues
Co-sponsored with JCCC’s Center for Sustainability

A "living media atlas" journey of our world, Bella Gaia promotes a deeper connection and empathy with Earth.

Created by award-winning director, composer and violinist Kenji Williams in collaboration with NASA, Bella Gaia features a live performance by Kenji and world musicians, against a large screen backdrop of orbiting visualizations of Earth from space.

From fires in the Amazon basin to time-lapse images of arctic ice melt and the Gulf oil spill, Bella Gaia presents stunning orbital imagery.

Witness the impact of air traffic, energy consumption and climate change in this stellar fusion of art and science.

For more information, e-mail Angel Mercier, Arts Education program director, or call her at 913-469-8500, ext. 4221.