Human Experience Creations, an-ten-nae, & 1015 Folsom present FIRST LIGHT featuring ODESZA + SECRET GUEST RISING APPALACHIA // RUSS LIQUID THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE JPOD // SAQI // PLANTRAE // MASHIMON BALANCE // AMAE LOVE // KENTINUIM // RA-50 ART GALLERY BY TRIBE 13 // LIVE PAINTING BY "THE UNION" + MORE TEA SERVICE BY RONJON // CHILL SANCTUARY BY ENCHANTED FOREST + MORE! WEDNESDAY JANUARY 1ST / 10P-4A / 21+ ODESZA ODESZA is a production duo made up of Harrison Mills (Catacombkid) and Clayton Knight (BeachesBeaches) based out of the Pacific Northwest. They met their senior year of college and decided to spend the summer as recent graduates collaborating on an album. On September 5th, 2012 they self-released a free LP entitled “Summer’s Gone”, creating a delicate balance between dreamy sun trickled melodies, glitched out vocals, crunchy drums and large sweeping basslines. To much critical acclaim, "Summer's Gone" has had more than 1.6 million streams on SoundCloud and gained ODESZA a diverse and loyal fan base. “A new and addictive Seattle-based production team.” - FILTER “If first impressions are everlasting, ODESZA has successfully made a strong opening statement.” - Earmilk.com “ODESZA possesses a very impressive sampling prowess, combined with flawless sound production and an innate ability to refix anything to sound amazing.” - Threadsence.com RISING APPALACHIA Sisters Leah and Chloe tear into sound with sensual prowess as stages ignite revolutions and words light up spirit fires. Listen to their beautiful sound for poetic harmonies, soul singing, spoken word rallies, banjos, fiddles, many beats of drums, kalimbas, washboard rants, groove, and community building through SOUND. Joined by Imhotep on the New Orleans bass drum, Abram on contra bass, and Forrest on the beats, their style redefines performance. With a host of versatile collaborators on board expect anything from trumpet to beatboxing, poets to trapeze, and circus to burlesque. Rising Appalachia uses sound as a tool to spark a cultural evolution and birth a new movement, creating soul sounds for us all.... Having toured over 14,000 miles across the United States and gracing many stages around the world, Rising Appalachia’s vision and sound is quickly proving to be contagious to everyone it touches. Their shows have included and array of community-run venues and collective events, as well as the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, National Public Radio All Songs Considered, The School of Americas Vigil, Nunez Arts Festival New Orleans, Emory University Schwartz Center, The Floyd Festival, The Beacon Theater NYC, The Lake Eden Arts Festival, Radio Popular Italy, Guerilla Radio Amsterdam, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Highlander Center 75th Reunion, and many more. Rising Appalachia has been voted “Green Album of the Year” by the Huffington Post, “Atlanta's Best Folk Act” by the Creative Loafing, and have been written about in Paste Magazine, The New York Times, Performer Magazine, Dirty Linen, Sing Out, Anti-Gravity, Maverick and more. Their tours have taken them across Europe, through the Caribbean, into Central America, into the Indian subcontinent, and across the United States- making sacred sounds and elaborate stages wherever they go. They are creatively committed to keeping their work accessible at the local street level as well as expanding to larger audiences abroad, and have continued to maintain autonomy by self-managing, recording, producing, creating, and directing their work. They are greatly honored to do the work that they do. RUSS LIQUID Russ Liquid is the future-vintage groove-blasting maestro who has stirred the souls and minds of the electronic music world. Renowned for his ingenious compositional approach, this cosmic virtuoso and imprints a prophetic musical experience on his audiences. He detonates explosive beatscapes, seamlessly adding flourishes of instrumental color and emotion; all while drawing from an endlessly diverse sonic palette. In only a short time, Mr. Liquid has developed a reputation for radiating a sonic supernova of genre-bending beats on the dancefloor, captivating audiences with passionate live instrumental performances across the U.S. and beyond. In 2012, the member of the Headtron crew’s dynamic, multi-instrumental, experience was unleashed on some of the most innovative events and festivals around the globe including: Coachella, Symbiosis Gathering, Lightning In A Bottle, Shambhala, Sonic Bloom, Envision Festival (Costa Rica), and Eclipse Festival (Australia). In February of 2013, Russ resumes his destiny to break musical boundaries and transcend expectations with Foreign Frequency, his debut full length album on STS9‘s 1320 Records. Foreign Frequency transports listeners on an inter- dimensional adventure to the deepest circles of his musical universe, steering audiences into an expansive world of visceral beats, laced with spiraling instrumental accompaniments, and adorned with melodies that only a masterful improvisationalist could manifest. THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE David is constantly pushing the boundaries of live electronic music. Playing, composing, and conducting his own electronic symphony live on stage, his performances are brimming and layered with human emotion, world exploration, and sacred sounds. Whether performing by himself, or with a live band, “The Human Experience” always delivers an emotionally charged show. “The Human Experience” aims to cross cultural barriers through music. David has collaborated with artists all over the world including Ignacio Perez (Buena Vista Social Club), William Close (The Earth Harp), Random Rab, Govinda, Amae Love, Rising Appalachia, and many others. Since his debut album “Inaudible Sounds” in 2010 , he has released four other albums in the last two years and has four new projects planned for release in 2013. Each song is a sonic journey; interweaving psychedelic layers of melody and harmony with organic grooves and international vibes. Composing and performing live with the Audio/Visual/Dance projects “Phadroid” (Andrew and Phaedra Jones), “Quixotic”, “Lucent Dossier”, and “Seraphim” David is expanding his sounds into the mixed media world. Since 2010, David has performed all over the world sharing the stage with renowned artists such as, Thievery Corporation, Bonobo, Tipper, Random Rab, Emancipator, Bluetech, Kalya Scintilla, and Kaminanda. Over the last three years he has toured in England, Portugal, Germany, Russia, Israel, Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala, Canada, and all over the United States at a variety of events including festivals like Boom, Burning Man, Lightning in a Bottle, Satya, Symbiosis, and Envision. David is consistently redefining himself as an artist, performer, and human being. Moving and traveling around the world, meeting people from all walks of life and realms of consciousness, he is continually learning, growing, and sharing inspiration with those around him. “We don’t play music, music plays us” – David Block
Join us for a full day of dancing and authentic connection integrating dance and relationship building workshops, instructor-facilitated dance lab, and high quality dance music into a safe and transformative container to practice and connect! This time around we have created two workshop *>TRACKS<* to bring something for everyone, fresh and seasoned dancers alike. We will be offering a *>BEGINNING to INTERMEDIATE<* track and an *>INTERMEDIATE to ADVANCED<* track of three classes each, supported by a continuous *>DANCE LAB<* in the side room to provide additional space and time to practice your newly learned skills or to ask additional questions on those hard-to-get moves and relationship hiccups. ,~’,~’,~’ Schedule ,~’,~’,~’ 2pm – 7pm Workshops & Dance Lab 7pm – 8pm The Bloom Series Episode Screening & Discussion 8pm – 12am Show & Dancing ,~’,~’,~’ The Lineup ,~’,~’,~’ ChrisB. Dubvirus // Mihkal Mashimon // Jocelyn // Nonagon ,~’,~’,~’ Workshop Instructors ,~’,~’,~’ Emily Webb // Ania Fizyta // Shivoso Phoenix // Wren LaFeet ,~’,~’,~’ Atmosphere ,~’,~’,~’ •Tea Service by RonJon •Design and Projections by the Pineal Gland •Lounge Area by Sacred Spaces ,~’,~’,~’ The Connexus Vision ,~’,~’,~’ We envision a culture in which authentic communication, trust and right relationships with ourselves, one another and the earth are held in the highest. We believe stronger communities form where life is celebrated in music and dance with one another. We see dance as a language with the power to bridge cultural divisions. We transform by inspiring beauty, trust and embodiment of our spirit through dance. Connexus produces high quality, transformative dance events promoting authentic connection, communication and respectful relationship to achieve this vision. Our mission is to bridge and cross-pollinate communities by teaching Open Source Fusion partner dance, celebrating consciousness and elevating cultural values. This Connexus, we are bringing in a special feature to reflect the meta picture of the transformational festival culture we are co-creating. We will be screening Episode 1: Fundamental Frequencies of the Bloom Series, followed by a short facilitated discussion. THE BLOOM, is a brand new documentary webseries, illuminating the blossoming phenomenon of Transformational Festivals, immersive participatory realities that are having profound life-changing effects on hundreds of thousands of lives. Our first episode considers the “Fundamental Frequencies” required to be a whole human, examining how Transformational Festivals create immersive environments of INSPIRATION, which become containers for peak experiences of CONNECTION, very often catalyzing powerful HEALING processes with lasting and positive life-changing effects for participants. http://thebloomseries.com/ Ticket Link: http://connexus2.eventbrite.com/ www.connexusdance.com http://connexusdance.eventbrite.com ALL day pass $45 / Show only $15
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