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Vortex Open Source 2019 – Flow DNA Community Blog (4/12/19)

Flow DNA at Vortex Open Source 2019

We’ve just finished unpacking and catching up on orders after a beautiful six days in the forest of the new Vortex venue. It was a lovely festival with really bright energy and kick ass music. We had our stall set up along the river with a large beach-like playground. It was extremely fulfilling to witness everyone playing and experimenting outside our stall, no matter their level of skill.

What makes this festival truly special is the vast amount of stalls and activities including clothes, food, yoga, meditation flow arts, and several talks to expand our minds with when we aren’t boogieing. This is something we would like to see more focus on at the bigger parties, and we’re stoked to be a part of it.

We are super grateful to our team that made this happen. To you guys; Warren, Luka, Duncan, other Duncan, Lanel, Amy, Sarah, Jason, Elize, Selah, Luke, Kyle and Pia, we say a massive thank you for all your help and for sharing your art in the fire and LED jams. Dream team!! And another big thank you to everyone else not named who joined us to dance, we put out some awesome energy in that circle! And one more big thank you to Chantelle, Grant and the rest of the Vortex team from rigging to medics to cleanup as well as all the DJ’s for making this beautiful event happen despite all obstacles – you guys rock!

Thank you Vortex!

Clifton Fire Jame VortexCome get your monthly dose of fire on the beach this Friday! Bring your picnics, instruments, toys and smiles for a night of fun with the community!

Dans van die Vlamme – Saturday, 28 December 2019

Picnic on Fire to set the Taalmonument alight.
Flaming hot Psychedelic Theatre to entertain and amaze guests yet again!

A night of flames, The Psychedelic Theatre will be performing at the Afrikaans Language Monument in Paarl. The graceful fire dancers will captivate the audience for an hour with breath-taking tricks, music and choreography. So come and enjoy an unmissable summer’s evening with friends, family and picnics during the twelfth ‘Picnic on Fire’ performance.

Lanél van der Kolff, actress and founder of the Psychedelic Theatre, and her talented co-dancers look forward to welcoming residents, tourists and holidaymakers at the Taalmonument for a performance that will surpass your imagination. The daring tricks and storytelling will enrich your sensory stimuli, ranging from physical theatre to interactive fire games, guiding you through another level of theatrical experience. To get an idea of these evenings’ beautiful views, incredible sunsets, picnics and fire dancing experiences, see their previous performances at amongst others www.facebook.com/afrikaansetaalmonument/videos/2104223876308787/

The gates open at 17:00 and the show itself starts at 20:30, as soon as the sun bids us farewell. Visitors are welcome to bring their own drinks (no glass) and picnic baskets or pre-order one at the coffee shop. R300 for two people or R400 with a basket, order on 021 863 2800. It will also be open for coffee and light refreshments as well as pizza. No smoking and chairs are allowed in the Garden Theatre. Bring a blanket or pillow and warm clothing. Visitors are encouraged to explore the area and monument, and also have access to secure parking, outdoor games, children’s playgrounds as well as an outdoor poetry exhibition.

Tickets are available for pre-purchase at Computicket and at the Taalmonument at R100 for adults, R80 for South African students/pensioners and R50 for children under 13 (free under 3 years). On the day itself, tickets are on sale at R120 for adults, R100 for South African students/pensioners and R60 for children under 13 (free under 3 years). Take a look at the event here.

Peace • Love • Flow
– The Flow DNA Team