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 Yo-Yo Ma and Maria Popova with Elena Park at National Sawdust. (photo: Jill Steinberg)

Yo-Yo Ma and Maria Popova with Elena Park at National Sawdust. (photo: Jill Steinberg)

Lumahai Productions creates programs, tells stories, and explores stimulating ideas that connect the worlds of arts, culture, media, and technology. Its founder, Elena Park, curates NationalSawdust+, a series of concerts and conversations at the new non-profit in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and does creative work for TV and film, including Bel Canto, the forthcoming film starring Julianne Moore and Ken Watanabe, and Golden Globe-winning TV series, Mozart in the Jungle. In addition to serving as Artistic Consultant for the Kennedy Center, she is Supervising Producer for the The Met: Live in HD. After more than two decades working for leading media and cultural institutions, Elena launched Lumahai Productions in November 2014.


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Lumahai Productions produces programs for TV, radio, and film. For The Met: Live in HD, seen in 1600 theaters in 70 countries, and the Met's Saturday radio broadcasts, Elena oversees the opening and intermission content. (Above: Anna Netrebko, Piotr Bezcala, and host Joyce DiDonato)



NationalSawdust+ connects artists and thinkers including Marina Abramovic + Laurie Anderson (above), Patti Smith + Waltraud Meier, and Jad Abumrad + Caroline Shaw.  Guest NS+ curators at the intimate new music venue have ranged from directors Julie Taymor and Michael Mayer to visual artist Carrie Mae Weems to writer Jacqueline Woodson. Elena also has created events in partnership with NYPL Live, Guggenheim Works & Process, and Le Poisson Rouge. (photo: Jill Steinberg)


We create strategies for programming, media, marketing, and communications, whether for the JFK Centennial at the Kennedy Center, a citywide festival of Cambodian culture and the recent Bangsokol, or the first worldwide transmission of Kanye West's Adidas YEEZY launch. (Above: Royal Ballet of Cambodia)


We are developing art installations such as Passing, a large-scale, three-room installation utilizing Tibetan objects and imagery, created with artist Sonam Dolma Brauen. Her art work, My Father's Death (detail, 2009), is pictured above.