After almost two years of concerts from home, exploring art installations online, and wishing we could party all night long? Here we are. The Conscious Festival in Paris! Featuring an immersive experience like no other. Art, music, and performances to savour all day and into the night. At the one and only, LA CASERNE. Here’s what you can expect to enjoy…
In between our talks and workshops, The Conscious Festival has an amazing line-up of experiences curated just for you. Across all three days of the festivities at LA CASERNE, you can expect art, performances and music from young emerging artists, on the stage. Bookmark your calendars for the non-stop eclectic programme. We kick things off with daytime performances as breaks in between absorbing wisdom from our incredible speakers. Then, it turns into a more festive atmosphere in the evenings, as we round off our days with live bands, DJ sets and dancers. Are you ready to get your groove on?
But before we dive into the highlights… we have to share that one of our talks will be examining the impact of the entertainment and music industry. You didn’t think we’d have a festival without talking about the sustainability of it all, did you? On September 25th, live in Paris, in English, we’ll be diving deep. Not just into not just the problems within the industry, but also the solutions. The panel features Music Declares Emergency, a movement started in England in 2019. It aims to unite the entire music sector towards doing better for the climate. Their charter has been signed by renowned artists all over the world, including Billie Eilish, Annie Lennox, Massive Attack, and more.
And now, onto the show…
DOLCE VITO FROM LA MAMIE’S CREW
Fancy a good DJ set to lose yourself to the beat? Look no further. Dolce Vito brings to The Conscious Festival an unstoppable technique. In search of futuristic sounds, he moves between soulful house and deep techno to create his hypnotic groove. He will be presenting a DJ set on Friday 24th September afternoon, 2pm.
Led by vocalist Zoe Renié Harris, Zoe’s Shanghai made a splash on the neo-soul scene with the release of their debut EP “A mirage (Meant to Last Forever)” in 2019. They presented a deeply evocative sound, combined with Zoe’s extraordinary voice. Catch their live performance on Saturday 25th September, at 4pm. They’ll be presenting tracks from their new album “Lava Love”.
LA MENACE RECORDS
The independent Parisian label will be taking charge of the musical programme on Saturday 25th September with no less than five artists we’re sure you’ll love. In the line-up are hip hop, jazz, neo soul, afrobeat live band Underground Canopy, multi-instrumentalist composer and singer Charles Dollé, power duo Enzo Carniel and Philippo Vignato, and French electronic music producer, DJ Midori.
GOUTTE D’OR RECORDS
Cracki Records, housing Agar Agar, Saint DX, Lucien & The Kimono Orchestra, etc., presents its new label: Goutte D’Or Records. This new breath of fresh air translates into unexpected and borderless music… Just like their first two signings: the crazy Lachinos and the groove ace Diogo Strausz! Goutte d’Or Records will be taking over the stage on Sunday 26th September, presenting two DJ sets and a live artist.
MONA DANCECLASS x NICK V
After cutting his teeth through numerous residencies in the clubs of the capital, DJ Nick V started the Mona evenings, way back in 2008, to bring people together around house music and dance. Nick V’s Friday 24th night session at 9pm will feature a voguing workshop from Tiger Saint Laurent and Madame B La Durée. Join in to learn about the history of voguing, and how it, and the music, has developed over time.
Snake Ninja is a multi-faceted artist. As a performer, he’s mastered the art of intertwining body with emotion. As a dancer, he’s made appearances at fashion shows, festivals, concerts, and of course, been a choreographer. To top that all off, he’s a model too—we’re sure you can tell. On Sunday 26th afternoon at 2.45pm, Snake Ninja will be giving us a demonstration of voguing. And following that, there’ll be an exchange with the public, so you get to interact with him too!
GABE STONE SHAYER
Gabe Stone Shayer is a soloist hailing from the American Ballet Theatre. Born in Philadelphia, he started dancing at the age of three. At sixteen, he was the first African American male to graduate from the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Then, he joined the American Ballet Theatre, and the rest, as they say, is history. Most recently, he appeared in Forbes Magazine, talking about mixing classical ballet with music and fashion to forge a new path in pop culture! Catch Gabe live on Saturday 25th at 3.30pm.
THE ART INSTALLATIONS
Director Ladj Ly created the Kourtrajmé School in 2018. Today, the school offers free training within the film industry. And just for The Conscious Festival, fifteen multidisciplinary artists will be interpreting the theme “Collective Ambition”. In groups or individually, they take a look at the world of fashion and its socio-political issues, and have all done installations. In collaboration with LA CASERNE, and CARVEN, these will be presented at The Conscious Festival for everyone to see.
French artist Yoanna Bochowski graduated in 2017 from the famous Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. Her creations are three-dimensional, large-scale sculptures and installations. Through her work, she seeks to explore man’s interactions with the environment. At The Conscious Festival, she presents “Nos Reflets” and “Arbres de Vies”. Expect to immerse yourself in a multi-sensory experience complete with sound textures, visual textures, all combined to create a mystical and bewitching atmosphere.
Casa 93 is a new fashion training course, free of charge and without any diploma requirements. Tailored to young creatives with atypical profiles, Casa93 aims to train them to rethink the fashion of tomorrow. Towards, of course, a more ethical and responsible future. Casa93 will be presenting an art installation at The Conscious Festival expressing these values.
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