ELEMENTAL is about giving life to a performance where various artistic expressions, from music to dance, video to sculpture, poetry to theater, food to costume, can unite in one flow, one language and body, and nourish those who live it and observe it, both in the senses and in consciousness. The interaction between performer and guest will occur through the senses. From smell to taste to sight to touch to hearing to a new insight of time and space.

The score for Elemental is based on the 5 elements (earth, water, fire, wind, space) and their connection to the 5 senses (smell, taste, sight, touch, hearing). All manifested universe is the expression of the 5 elements, and deepening our connection to them enables us to more fully relate and interact with the world we live in.

Have a look at the pictures of the show.



Laura Inserra - percussion, hang, didgeridoo, flute

Pauchi Sasaki Otani - violin, ocean harp

Darren Gibbs - electric guitar, software art

Claudia Cuentas - wind instruments, storyteller

Mike Wofchuck - percussion, didgeridoo

Hooman Fazly - singer

Melody Jeune Ferris - singer

Karl Frost - dancer

Isabelle Kirouac - dancer

Lopamudra - dancer

Claudia Anfuso - storyteller

Gauri - narrator

Jeff Cressbone - sound engineer

Guruyoga and Jill Leslie - hostess

Manjusri - light design

Eric Bergman and Mike Knutsen - cameramen

Bhadramandala - set photographer

Sabrina Foti - video editor

Ancient Technologies featuring the Light Labyrinth

..many thanks to the Audience members..

Executive Producers - Laura Inserra, Claudia Anfuso and Darren Gibbs

Production Manager - Claudia Anfuso

Written and Directed by Laura Inserra

Berkeley, April 25 2007

Performed at Yoga Mandala

a Samavesha Production


Working on ‘Elemental’ 2007

Performance ‘Elemental’ 2007