DHARMA TECHNO FESTIVAL 21-25 AUGUST 2024
Equanimity is delighted to present the 4th edition of the Dharma Techno Festival held in the countryside in the Bourgone. And it is the first time that we aim to have a translation into English. Please note that we will need 15 non French participants registered before we can confirm the presence of the transaltor. We will of course let you know as soon as we reach this minimum number. And of course, should we cancel the translation, we would refung the totality of what you paid.
During this drug and alcohol-free festival, spiritual teachings, sessions of meditation and movement will enable us to quieten our bodies and minds in preparation for electronic music and dance. This is done in search of self-knowledge and freedom. And it is a beautiful way to party together.
The festival will take place from Wednesday 21 August to 25 August 2024, in the middle of the Bourgogne countryside, 5 minutes from Louhans (71).
Each day, we'll have two 3-hour periods of silence, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The day will be punctuated by two movement sessions. This is a time when we invite everyone to be more connected with themselves.
To enable you to participate as a family a special area is created for children (aged 6 and over). Under the big top of the "La Petite Mandarine" association, the children will be able to try their hand at a variety of activities: theatre, computer-assisted music, circus, various games, etc. A daily meditation adapted for children will also be offered during the festival.
Unfortunately children under 6 will not be able to attend the activites offered by the cirucs and are the responsibility of their parents.
This year we are also really excited to announce a special area for young adults (15-23 year olds), run by the Berlin based collective 'Kollage Kollectiv'. They will be offering interactive workshops in all kinds of sound and visual creation. This space will be a meeting place where young people can experiment with different creative mediums, combining the digital and the physical.
We need a minimum of 10 young adults to be able to validate the intervention of this collective. If you know that you are interested and that you know other young adults who are highly motivated by this experience, please spread the word.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SPACE IS RESERVED FOR PEOPLE AGED BETWEEN 15 AND 23, ALTHOUGH IT WILL OF COURSE BE POSSIBLE FOR THEM TO JOIN THE ADULTS, IF THEY WISH, FOR THE TALKS AND MEDITATION AND MOVEMENT SESSIONS IN THE MAIN TENT.
Three meals a day are provided by the association and is included in the price of the ticket; it is simple, vegetarian (with a vegan option), local and as organic as possible.
Accommodation is in camping mode, so everyone brings what they need - tent, sleeping bag, etc. It is of course possible to come in a camper van or converted lorry.
The festival is alcohol and drug-free, and we ask participants to respect these rules. We would like to make it clear that we are not judging what might be considered good or bad in terms of consumption; we simply want to offer a different kind of festival that we can experience fully with a clear mind, goodwill and so create together a unifying and constructive experience.
The festival is a participatory one, and we need your help to make it happen. You can sign up when the festival arrives to help us with some of the tasks required to make the event run smoothly (kitchen help, cleaning, bell ringing, washing up, etc.).
To calculate the cost of the ticket, we've taken the following approach: we've calculated the overall cost of the festival, without remuneration for the organisers and the association, and divided it by the number of participants expected. In the interests of transparency, we'll be posting a detailed account of the entries and expenses at the end of the festival.
The 'salaries' paid to the organisers and the association are voluntary.
DENIS ROBBERECHTS (Dharma Nature)
Teachings and guided meditations
Denis was born in Belgium in 1969 and grew up in a generous family, in a house where everyone was welcome. In 1997, he left for India, where he spent a total of seven years. His quest for beauty and depth led him to study Indian classical music under the guidance of Sri Parashuram Pandey.
His approach to meditation, based entirely on our ability to observe, is simple and defies all beliefs. It is a concrete approach which has nothing extravagenet or complex: an incentive to take a diligent, sincere and honest interest in oneself. It's just a decision to take the time to observe yourself, calmly and free from any judgement. A simple path that leads to greater intimacy with ourselves and a better knowledge of who we are.
La Petite Mandarine Association will present for the festival, a cheerful team of 5 entertainers who will be offering a rich and varied programme in 4 dedicated areas, with a free choice of
activities for children aged 6 and over:
- an introduction to circus arts (wire, ball, rola, trapeze, fabric, juggling, acrobatics), with an instructor from the Planète Cirque circus school.
- an introduction to computer-assisted music (CAM) with the Snail Prod collective, www.snailprod.fr
- dance, theatre, games of expression and clowning with a professional actress
- a creative and fun area with manual activities, board games, drawing, a relaxation area with a reading corner and a rest area.
- an introduction to conscious breathing, to putting the body and mind in the right state at the start of the day.
+ group games, big games and fun!
Kollage Kollectiv is a Berlin-based art collective specialising in transforming recycled materials into interactive audiovisual installations.
Their work explores the fields of recycling, electronic music, visual arts, creative coding and performance.
They have created their own social and cultural space in the centre of Berlin, made up of containers, where they develop their artistic projects and encourage creative exchange.
DJ ASIPU AKA JEFF23
INFRACID / MAX VOLUME
RIYAZ KARO / (.ON.IRIS.)
THEY MOVE / FLUMEN
DÉCOR ET VISUEL :
(.ON.IRIS.) - FEENIX 13 - FREEFLOW - NICO TICO
Asipu aka Jeff23 is one of the pioneers of the underground techno scene in Europe and has been on a musical journey for over 33 years.
A fundamental member and DJ of the Spiral Tribe Sound System since 1992, a lover of travel and human encounters from which he draws inspiration for his varied musical styles, Asipu/Jef23 continues to spread good vibes around the world.
Since 2017 he has been on a personal journey of transformation, inner change and evolution. The quest for music that heals and spreads the vibration of love being his life mission.
"You will be transported into a world of reverie blending techno and interdimensional sounds, tribal, urban and innovative rhythms, mesmerising bass lines that connect body, mind and heart to the cosmos."
A child of Spiral Tribe born on the road in Berlin, Max Volume attended his first rave when he was just two weeks old. Immersed in techno culture since he was
born, it was only natural that he should forge his musical identity and develop his production and performance skills.
Whilst still very young, he spent two years working for Noise Control Audio, which enabled him to understand the physical properties of sound and the workings of a sound system. He then decided to make music his life.
Crossing the European continent with the Audiotrix team, he began playing regularly at SP23 parties, where his energy, technique and groove contaminated the dancefloors; on stage his talent became obvious.
Max Volume is one of the co-founders of the artistic and musical project Kollage Kollectiv.
Producer of techno and other styles of electronic music, Infracid has been playing in free parties and concert halls for over 20 years.
His live-set pure machines, created 'spatially' for the occasion of the festival, will celebrate light and the chance to be here, now
Flumen, a Brussels-based DJ and producer, turned to electronic music at the end of the 90s, and in 2003 founded the Citron Vert association with a group of friends. A collective
of artists working to disseminate and promote alternative culture in eastern France.
His love of music and eclecticism is also reflected in the artistic project Thousands of Poppies, an electro-rock duo with an airy, organic sound that draws its influences from the 80s and 90s.
Inspired by the spirit of the Dharma Techno Festival and guided by a return to their roots, Flumen invites us to travel, to commune, to suspend time and immerse ourselves in a state of trance and letting go. His musical style is expressed through ambient, techno, breakbeat and psytrance.
They Move is an electronic music duo based in Berlin.
Dune and Alix met 10 years ago in France. Music, dance and art have always played an important part in their relationship and in 2021 they started working together.
Alix focuses on the manipulation and transformation of sound. His compositions weave organic sonic textures and transport listeners on immersive auditory journeys.
Dune's music is a fusion between an organic world through her vocals, and a digital and analogue world through her electronic production.
The collaboration between the two artists leads them to encounter each other's worlds, bringing their own unique elements to the mix, combining contrasts and creating their own unique music.
Videographer and set designer Nicolas Ticot has his roots in the electronic cultures and underground movements of the 90s and today. For almost 30 years, his natural curiosity
has led him to create wherever he goes, stimulated by the travels, cultures, places and artists with whom he associates.
During his early years in what came to be known as VJing and mapping, he became aware of the power that an image can have on a public that is prepared to receive it. Since then, he has focused his work on the natural interactions that his productions generate on our central nervous system and our imagination.
Often at the service of music, Nico Ticot joyfully stages spaces and bodies by bathing them in light and images.
His aim is simple.....to take you on a journey.
TIMETABLE DURING THE DHARMA TECHNO FESTIVAL 2024 (APPROXIMATE)
06.45 – WAKE UP
07.00 – MOVEMENT
07.30 – MEDITATION
08.15 – BREAKFAST
09.15/10.00 – WORK PERIOD
09.45 – CHILDREN TO THE CIRCUS/ YOUNG ADULTS TO KOLLAGE
(BEGINNING OF SILENCE)
10.15 – GUIDED MEDITATION
11.15 – MOVEMENT
12.00 – MEDITATION
12.45 – LUNCH (END OF SILENCE)
13.45 – LUNCH SERVICE ENDS
14.45/15.30 WORK PERIOD
14.45 - CHILDREN TO THE CIRCUS/ YOUNG ADULTS TO KOLLAGE KOLLECTIF
(BEGINNING OF SILENCE)
15.30 – GUIDED MEDITATION
16.30 –DHARMA TALK
17.15 - MEDITATION
17.45 – MEDITATION WITH THE CHILDREN/YOUNG ADULTS
18.15 – DINNER
19.15 – DINNER SERVICE ENDS
19.45 – MUSIC PROGRAMME
23.45 - BED TIME