A three days round experience, a journey outside of our day-to-day enclosures in a hectic and workaholic city as Milan. Wandering into an entirely different realm and a more organic way of partying in the unblemished heaven of nature of Villa Arconati, a unique place with lush scenery, labyrinths, magical gardens and futuristic stages and structures designed by the Italian architect Matteo Petrucci.
“We come out blind
from the darkness
Under dazzling sunshine and slight moments of enjoyable summer rain -just enough to cool off the atmosphere-, a loyal audience grown over the past five edition of the festival, a beautiful and laid-back group of 10.000 free souls were living the world of Terraforma and its distinctive characteristics and flavors. Whether you were there for the music, to practice yoga, relax in the nature, attend the workshops or dance your heart out from the morning until late there was this beautiful feeling of openness, togetherness, transformation and unconscious energy that gave the festival such a positive overall experience.
Three highlights on the music part go beyond words for us. First there were the ethereal vibes of Monolake, made even more suggestive as he was performing inside the labyrinth garden stage of Villa Arconati, then there was Donato Dozzy’s otherworldly and crafty three hours voyage right in the early-afternoon Sunday sun that made us bliss out with abandon. It all culminated with a beautiful surprise, last on the line-up was Paquita Gordon and she did sent everything boiling over with a hypnotic set meant to be heard, felt, a powerful bodily experience that left us only longing for more.
Transformed and uplifted while exiting our way out from the woods, the vortex of lights transported us out of the enchanting playground and back to reality where all we had left were our memories of those intense days. We can’t imagine a better way to start the summer! Until the next dance.
Terraforma official website / @terraformafestival
Pictures: Marco Giuliano / @marcogiulianoph
Words: Anca Macavei / @ancamacavei
Special thanks to Terraforma press staff.