~ 10 Year Re:Union ~
“In a world increasingly divided, defined, and compartmentalized, Symbiosis aspires to unify through a common vision of togetherness by gathering artists, performers, and creators of all sorts to celebrate the vitality of a inspired community in the gorgeous natural landscape of Northern California.
The fabric of this vibrant network is woven together from musical, artistic, and theatrical threads along with ideas and concepts meant to support our physical, emotional, and social well-being. Along with epic dancefloors, organic cuisine, and stunning artistic installations, Symbiosis has a wide array of dynamic speakers and charismatic workshop presenters supporting a fellowship of intelligent, creative, and lively dialogue. ” ~ Symbiosis Events
~ Video by Smash LeFunk & Aerial Cinematography by Jiggs Love ~
“In its most simplistic form, community is defined as a group of people who share a close proximity. Though true by default, community is more of a human necessity than a coincidental proximity. The underground music community is one of the strongest and farthest reaching communities to date. What makes the music festival community unique, is that it is not limited by proximity. From Costa Rica to California and beyond, musical gatherings are populated with familiar faces, and a curated collection of musicians and artists that attract attendees from all over the world. It is this deeply rooted connection that turns community into family.
Celebrating its 10-year reunion on September 17th-20th at the Woodward Reservoir in Oakdale, California was Symbiosis Gathering. A fan favorite of many individuals in the festival community, Symbiosis returned after a one-year hiatus in 2014 to present their most epic gathering yet.” ~ Morena Duwe, Huffington Post
“We have more Facebook friends but less relationships, more timesavers but less free time to spend. Symbiosis is our attempt to facilitate a peak experience, the timeless moment that you remember forever.”Kevin KoChen, Co-founder of Symbiosis Events
~ Photography by Daniel Zetterstrom ~
~ Photography by Galen Oakes ~
~ Photography by Christine Peterson ~
~ Symbiosis 2015 Final Preview ~
Symbiosis Gathering Announces The 2016 “Family Tree” Lineup
Symbiosis Gathering, a multifaceted lakeside arts, music, and community gathering, announced the leading presenters for their Speakshops and Luminaries series along with the return of Elemental Alchemy to the 2016 event ‘Family Tree’.
The Symbiosis Gathering Speakshops and Luminaries series will draw on some of the principal mentors and masters from a range of studies like environmental and political activism, food security, permaculture, lucid dreaming, and emergent technology to offer insightful guided discussions and lectures across the five days of the event. These talks and presentations offer the Symbiosis community the opportunity to fully embrace the ethos of the event in a constructive and immersive environment.
Headlining presenters include Indian author and activist Dr. Vandana Shiva, anthropologist Wade Davis of the National Geographic Society, indigenous activist Winona LaDuke, Rising Appalachia’s Leah Song together with Jasmine Fuego of the Permaculture Action Network, TECHGNOSIS author Erik Davis, visionary dream group Oneironauticum founder Jennifer Dumpert, shaman scholar Mateo Magee, intentional communities advocate Cassandra Ferrara, and ecological consultant Meghan Walla-Murphy. Additional discussions will explore facets of hacking, permaculture, space research, along with many more intriguing topics.
Symbiosis Gathering also announced the return of Elemental Alchemy for 2016. Taking place in the week leading up to ‘Family Tree’, Elemental Alchemy is an immersive educational program that in past years has brought together trailblazers in Permaculture, Yoga, and Visionary Art to lead intimate multi-day workshops. This year, Symbiosis Gathering will evolve the program further by introducing Ancestral Arts and Ritual & Performance as dimensions of study, offering new avenues for participants to engage in the universe around them.
The Symbiosis experience, defined by cutting edge musical and art programming, will include countless art installations and multiple collectives of live painters, forward thinking musical acts spread across distinctly varied stages, plus a first of its kind art boat program. Symbiosis Gathering: Family Tree will not only be a time for celebrating the reunion of families and memories from past years, but will serve as a precursor for what may be the burgeoning brand’s most important event to date: Symbiosis Gathering Oregon Eclipse 2017.
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