The Story of Everything, April 21, 2023  at UC Berkeley

Cast of The Story of Everything

We come from dances between lovers and friends
and some dances may last for billions of years or some may come to a quick end
there will be acquaintances and catalysts and partners and family
there will be those across the dance floor who we make eye contact with but will never meet.
Just be open to the next dance …


Engaging the Senses Foundation presents the premiere California showing of The Story of Everything, a multimedia film that illuminates the intersection between science, the environment, the arts, and mindfulness through the storytelling of Hawai’i’s first Poet Laureate, Kealoha. Please join us on April 21, 2023  at UC Berkeley, in Wheeler Auditorium from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public, with special appearances by Kealoha and artist Solomon Enos. 

Produced and directed by Engaging the Senses Foundation, The Story of Everything explores humanity’s rich and diverse explanations for the origins of life, and presents powerful solutions for the continued health of the planet at a time when we are confronting the most severe crisis the earth has ever faced.  A riveting performance that presses back against climate despair, The Story of Everything incorporates poetry, dance, music, art and special effects to condense 13.7 billion years into an hour and 45 minutes that asks and answers the question challenging humans from the very beginning: “Where do we come from?” And even more important: Where do we go next?

Our film screening special event is co-sponsored by ETSF’s partners Berkeley Arts Research Center (ARC), The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) and The Arion Press.

In an era when we face both the knowledge that the historical and present-day injustices of systemic racism consistently expose people of color to reduced quality of life, and that the world itself is in peril due to climate change, a project focused on light, on solutions, and on the transmission of hope is a cause for celebration. We hope you’ll join us!

Please view our trailer.