Trails Ballet Series: Music composed by Philip Glass for the 1982 film “Koyaanisqatsi”. Performed by the New Valley Symphony Orchestra for a live performance for Trails ballet environment ballet. This is the wallpaper while ballet dancers, illuminated by Paul Ackerman’s Body Mapping.
Act 1 Space; With full permission we have assembled from large animation stills videos taken from the ISS for use in this show.
Act 2 Fire / Drought; Through the use of cgi graphics I’ve created a fire corona to frame an aerialist who performs in the circle. 2 ballet dancers also perform with the aerials also.
Act 3 Water/Flood; Through the use of cgi graphics I’ve created the water background. Ballet dancers perform also with Body Mapping for illumination.
Act 4 Earthquake; This section shows the many faults in both LA and SF Bay Area and a hint of what awaits. 95% of the houses in California are not retrofitted.
Act 5 Traffic; All of the time-lapse was shoot/edited in the SF Bay Area by Paul Ackerman over a 2 month period.