The Bali Spirit Festival is a celebration of yoga, dance, and music, which takes place annually in Ubud, Bali. The 5 day festival is extremely well run and organized. Days are filled with yoga and meditation classes, music and dance workshops, talks on self-development, and various performers. A nightly concert is held, featuring performances by artists from all around the world.
Everfest sent me to capture the essence of the festival. It was an absolute pleasure! Although I am not a yogi, there were many other types of activities to keep me occupied when not shooting. I particularly enjoyed the workshops on ecstatic dance. I also found it refreshing to be at a different kind of festival, one where attendees are up at 8am doing yoga, rather than still drunk/high from the night before. The focus was definitely on self-development and community.
I put together the above video, which examines what the festival means to some attendees. I realized that I really do enjoy interviewing people at festivals. It is a great way to get a deeper understanding of what draws people to these types of events. It also reassures me that these types of festivals are having a profound effect on people's lives.
Click here to see my still photography from the festival!