AT ONE Festival Program Details
AT ONE FESTIVAL PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
AT ONE OPENING CEREMONY,
TRADITIONS IN MODERNITY
The Festival will open with guiding every individual into STILLNESS, opening up your every sense in preparation for your journey at the AT ONE Festival to understand your life, finding your way of life, and styling your life. Integrating traditions and modernity, sound and light, the performances include the world-renowned U Theater from Taiwan, music by Anya & John, sound & healing by Crystal Bowl Meditation from Tibet, and Mongolian Khoomei.
Thousands of years ago, the Chinese Zen Masters had said, “A true artist must combine ‘Tao – training of one’s own life’ with ‘Art – practice of aesthetics of life’ together as one. ”The philosophy of “Tao and Art as One” is U-Theatre’s goal of creation and life. The “U” of U-Theatre is a phonetic transcript of a Chinese character meaning “excellence”. In ancient China, this word also referred to “professional performers”.
MONGOLIAN HUMAI PERFORMANCE
Khoomei (Long-tune Song, Hooliin Chor, Throat Harmony or Throat Singing) is the living fossil folk music of the Mongolian and one UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. Its charm lies in its biphonic sound achieved through the tightening of throat and the manipulation of tongue, by the same person.
The Crystal Bowl Meditation is a form of sound healing from Tibet. The use of crystal bowls emits an ethereal and penetrating field of vibration, acting as a carrier wave for the healing tones of the music. Your mind and body become a sympathetic resonator, in sync with the perfect harmonic patterns of this musical alchemy. Inner visions arise, cellular healing unfolds, and deep meditation opens its mysteries.
CRYSTAL BOWL AND SOUND HEALING
ANYA & JOHN
Anya, Crystal Bowl and Sound Healing Artist, and John Dumas M.S., Musician of World Music, will present to you a journey of sound, music and spiritual healing. Surrounded by an immersive, interactive and therapeutic harmony of sound and music, feel the waves flow through your body, healing your mind and spirit.
AT ONE CLOSING CEREMONY,
A CELEBRATION OF WORLD HARMONY
The Festival will conclude with a Prayer for World Harmony, our World Dream, for the World to be AT ONE! …AT ONE with the environment, AT ONE with our Community, AT ONE with self. East Forest will kick off the Ceremony speaking of being AT ONE with the environment, his music depicts being AT ONE with the environment, this will be followed by Community music with an ensemble from Greece and an Chinese ensemble, being AT ONE with the community, and AT ONE with self will be represented by a local meditative music group, She Wei Guo.
East Forest is a rising star and trailblazer in the rapidly growing world of modern wellness healing music, building bridges between our digital lifestyles and the natural world. His hypnotizing brand of ethereal music blends achingly emotional wordlessness, spiritual ambience and contemporary classical touches – all mixed with a touch of pop and electronic flavors.
ONE PERSON RECITES AT ONE DREAM
An ethereal yet intense harmony in a spiritual ambience, performed by a group of musicians spanning three generations of post 60s, post 70s and post 80s, presenting a series of music stories to your wildest imagination. The performance encompasses different music elements including vocals by Si Yang, hang pan by Lei Wang and flute by Di Zhang.
CHINA & GREECE MUSIC ENSEMBLES
The performance of Aegean will take you on a virtual journey to the mesmerizing coast of the Aegean Sea. An unprecedented group of talented and inspiring musicians from China and Greece, the two ancient civilizations in the world, will present to you a harmonic, melodious symphony to fascinate your mind, body and spirit, including Jing Chang, Chinese guzhen performer, Di Zhang, Chinese flute performer, Aliki Markantonatou, Greek lira performer, Areti Miggou, Greek percussion instrument performer, Athena Chioti, vocal singer, and Pan Kaperneka, wind instrument performer.
ECSTATIC DANCE, MOVING MEDITATION
Ecstatic Dance empowers people of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds to freely express themselves; the liberating atmosphere creates a melting pot of acceptance and the fearlessness with which others move gives newbies permission and courage to dance without inhibition.
THE ESSENTIALS OF MEDITATION
Join Dustin DiPerna and learn some of the core skills of meditation. At its heart, meditation is about waking up to your True Nature. Your true nature is a level of awareness that is ever-present, non-dual, boundless, and without reference point. There is a path that leads from ordinary consciousness to a vast unlimited awakened mind.
WIM HOF THE ICEMAN BREATHWORK
Richard Ayling trained personally with Wim Hof to become one of the first international Wim Hof Method Instructors, having used the method to overcome his autoimmune disease, and combines these techniques with flow state practices to help people and businesses deliver peak performance around the world.
QUANTUM LIGHT BREATHWORK
Richard Bock Richard is a master of Aquatic Bodywork and a Bhakti Yogi at heart. He’s an innovator in the field of breath work, bringing live soundscapes, guided meditation and ecstatic breath together in the Quantum Light Breath. He is dedicated to facilitating others into states of embodied relaxation that allow for Reality to reveal herself in all her beauty and ferocity.
CONTACT IMPROVISATION DANCE
Adel, PhD. has studied and practiced with first generation and founders of contact improvisation (Nancy Stark Smith, Lisa Nelson, Andrew Harwood, Steve Paxton among others) and had taught CI internationally in communities at North Holleywood, Berkeley, and few cities/dance institutions in China and Taiwan. His CI exploration is informed by different western somatic practices such as Feldenkrais method and Authentic movement(as a teacher/practitioner), Body Mind Centering and Ideokenesis(as a learner) and also asian practices of Qigong(as a leaner), Kashmiri Yoga/Rasa Sadhana(as a teacher) etc.
DR. JEREMY MORETTI
Dr. Moretti’s has delivered world-class education, parenting, mental health, and neuropsychology lectures while living in China and USA. His background is based on understanding the interrelationships between environmental, neurobiological, and cultural differences on development. His specialty includes complex neurodevelopmental disorders.
Yoga is a fashionable mother and child yoga, which is popular in Europe and America. It is very suitable for adults and children to practice together. In relaxing the sound of soft and graceful music, practicing yoga together in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere, promoting the exchange of mother and son's affection, and letting parents experience and dig themselves and children personally.
INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS: WHO SHOULD I DATE?
MINA LEE & NIGEL WYLIE
Get to know yourself better and your values, needs, and requirements for relationship. Use this awareness to guide your decisions on who to date now and into the future.
SONG OF THE HEART
Naam Kirtan has been founded in 2011 by Rasa. The band has played numerous Kirtans in many yoga studios of Shanghai as well as Yoga festivals and studios in different cities of China. Naam continues to grow and is passionate about sharing this wonderful uplifting process with wider and larger audiences in China and abroad.