The Gift is

An accessible performance installation by Janani Balasubramanian, Dr. Natalie Gosnell, and Dr. Andrew Kircher that animates contemporary astrophysics research and opens up metaphorical space for grief, loss, and renewal.

The Gift is

A shared reading experience, with an all-ages book featuring painting prints by Amy Myers and a looped orchestral score by composer Tina-Hanaé Miller.

The Gift can be installed in










March 3 - June 18, 2023Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado CollegeColorado Springs, CO
December, 2021Lincoln Center for the Performing ArtsNew York, NY
December 6, 2022New York Public Library, Main BranchNew York, NY


The Gift is created by:

Janani Balasubramanian
Dr. Natalie Gosnell
Dr. Andrew Kircher


Tina-Hanaé Miller
Amy Myers


Katie Hodge
Solomon Hoffman

The Book:

Story by
Janani Balasubramanian and Dr. Natalie Gosnell
with artwork by
Amy Myers
and book design by
Katie Hodge
Based on the research of
Dr. Natalie Gosnell

The Music:

Original score by
Tina-Hanaé Miller
with arrangement by
Solomon Hoffman
featuring performances by
Molly Aronson, Ellie Kirk, Aaron Kisslinger, Kevin Kuh, Bill Todd, and Cameron West
Mixed by
Peter Geiser
Mastered by
Greg Calbi & Steve Fallone
Produced by
Dr. Andrew Kircher

Made possible by:

Created with the generous support of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, The Public Theater, New York Community Trust, the Sundance Institute, the Guild of Future Architects, MAP Fund, Stanford University, Brooklyn College, Creativity & Innovation at Colorado College, The University of Colorado, and The Tow Foundation.


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