10 Insanely Talented Artists You Can Live With In Paradise

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Momentom Collective opens their doors yet again to the post-Envision Festival decompression event uniting DJs, festival fairies, dancers, actors and artists in this year’s absolutely wild epic location: Maderas Village in Nicaragua.

For those that don’t know, a residency is like a baby between a summit, a festival and a retreat. You live, co-create, and train with high influencers in your field and with like-minded artists. All residents, whether teachers or students, take part in the unique daily schedule, take part of the community dinners and explore discovering facets of themselves unbeknown to them before stepping foot into residency.

Hidden deep in the jungle, yet steps away from the best surf beach in Nicaragua, the residency is dubbed “Movement, Masks and Music”. The post-Envision vibe will follow through into residency.

Here are 10 incredible artists you can live with in Residency at Maderas Village:

Tamara Montengero
DJ, Sound Producer, Composer & Revolutionary
Dates in Residency: March 1st to April 15th, 2020

Self-proclaimed “creative sonic jedi”, Tamara is a Nicaraguan-born sound artist, producers, sound engineer, DJ, composer and sound designer for film. Tamara has been cultivating her path in the sonic arts for over a decade. She is an avid researcher in the fields of bioacoustics and spatial sound. Focusing on the correlation of frequencies and human physiology. She is a biologist and certified Sound Healer, student of homeopathy, international DJ and music producer, sound director for film and theater, audio engineer and Ableton Live instructor.

Her devotion to sound and music links to the higher purpose of community building and social transformation, she is able to understand the world around her in terms of vibrations, articulating them not just through words in her incredible 3 PM ted-style talks, but in her sets that will make you melt to the floor in yoga class or ecstatic dance.

Her program consists of a series of workshops that cover much material for an in-depth understanding of sound and vibration. From sound healing wisdom and practices, to music production, DJing, vibrational therapy and Sound Art.

  • Vibrational Science – physics of sound and the relationship to the human psyche and physical body.
  • Audio Production – using Ableton Live: Beginner, Intermediate and advanced for live set.
  • One-on-one mentorship on music production, DJing and music business & touring.
    Field Recordings and Advance Production Techniques

Connect with Tamara on SoundCloud.

Mose Cagen
Deep Spirit Music Producer
Dates in Residency: March 1st to March 15th, 2020

You’ve heard of him before. Mose is one the most booming music producer and DJ of our times, using music as a tool for very deep introspective experiences and ecstatic revelations. Mose is a producer & DJ primarily playing organic, midtempo/downtempo steady beat music, spending much of his time in Guatemala where cacao ceremonies, kirtan, and ecstatic dance have had a major influence on his production and DJ style. As a graduate of the pyramids of Ka, he is also influenced by hermetic philosophy, seeking balance between silence and sound, to find ultimate balance within himself.

Mose uses Music as his language to convey his deep connection to the unity through a feeling transmitted in the movement of sound over time. In his music Mose reveals how music is an opportunity to journey to deep spaces. He fuses organic elements of tribal traditions and modern medicine music. He also understands the Each year deep in silence to connect with spirit and to contrast the months he spends traveling the world sharing his music at festivals, retreats, ceremonies, and ecstatic dances. He practices lucid dreaming and explores deep meditative spaces.

Workshops to expect in residency:

  • “Music Production Masterclass” – sharing the essence of what he does and how he does it.
  • “The Business of Music” – how to leverage your art to support a healthy balanced life.
    We might also ask him to give us an insight on lucid dreaming and he practices it.

Connect with Mose on Instagram and SoundCloud. and read more from our interview with him on The Spirituality of Sound and Silence and his Guest Teacher Spotlight.

Isaac Luy
Clown, Improv Artist, Actor
Dates in Residency: April 1st to April 15th, 2020

Improv Artist and Venezuelan actor with over 20 years of experience, Isaac is an “an eternal clown apprentice”. In residency, Isaac will Intro “Clown Through Mask”: a process that synthesizes Native American and European clowning traditions to guide residents in the discovery of clown. As he will teach, he will demonstrate how clowns gives us a larger sense of the divine in each of us and allow us to celebrate our humanness through vulnerability, emotional liberation, mask work and not taking ourselves too seriously. It is through opening our channels that we allow parts of ourselves to flow through.

Check out Isaac’s art at http://art.isaacluy.com.

Wren Lafeet
Dancer, Author, Authentic Relating
Dates in Residency: March 6th – March 25th, 2020

Wren is a somatic international partner dance teacher. In his signature modality, Cocréa, he teaches students mindful, authentic living which ultimately leads to enlivening communities. Wren guides people into right relationship through movement, listening and responding in service to the highest good for all life. He is a celebrated TEDx speaker, featured author in “ReInhabiting the Village” and ardent proponent of pioneering a new renaissance through authentic connection and consensual touch.

Workshops to expect in residency:

His workshops will be a deep dive into micro-technique. Navigating the intimacy of close embrace with respect and honouring of boundaries, responding with instantaneous precision and flowing effortlessly between initiation (lead) and response (follow) will all be addressed in depth.This practice is a gateway to accessing the body’s wisdom to deepening self- and relational attunement We’ll also dive into breath work, exploring the complexity of movement and the luscious richness available within the pause.

For more information on Wren’s projects visit https://dancecocrea.com.

Kristina Block
Dancer, Mask Worker, Entrepreneur
Dates in Residency: March 3rd to March 17th, 2020

Kirstina is a performance artist, embodiment alchemist and founder of “Authentic Embodiment” – a conscious movement modality focused on realigning one’s body, mind, soul, and spirit into the wholeness of one’s being. She has expressed her artistry through performance dance, archetypal mask work and movement facilitation all over the globe from various festivals to private events and women’s circles.

Workshops to expect in residency:

  • Authentic Embodiment Dance – A guided dance meditation to deeply connect with our body, move stagnant energies, release suppressed emotions, connect with one another, and remember wholeness within and without.
  • Archetypal Mask Embodiment – a workshop using seven archetypal masks as a lens through which to view ourselves. Each mask is connected to one of the main energetic spirals (chakras), and while wearing these masks and dancing with them, we explore the light and shadow aspects of each spiral. By identifying and embodying these aspects within ourselves, we may choose to let go of the ones that no longer serve us and fully step into our power: expressed, authentic, and free.
  • Mask Making Workshop – Through mask making we explore identity and identity formation, to identify and integrate disowned aspects of self, to explore spirituality, to form a deeper connection with a higher power or find an archetype, to assume a different or more empowered self, to process an event or emotions and to find balance.

Misty Moss
Burlesque, Photography, Aerialist
Dates in Residency: March 1st to March 21st, 2020

When asked to title her career, Misty says “Professional purveyor of sensual art” and if you have ever met this vixen, you know its true. She is Momentom Collective’s exclusive lifestyle Photographer (how could she not be!) but also a burlesque performer, and aerialist. Misty infuses sensuous and empowering energy into each one of her artistic endeavours and teaches people to see the world through the lens of sensuality.

Workshops to expect in residency:

  • Strip Tease for your Soul: Ground back into your body and worship the way your body moves through sensual burlesque inspired movements. Lyra: Beginner-Intermediate Level Aerial Hoop Class

Stephen Brooks
Co-Founder of Envision Festival, Founder of Punta Mona, Founder of Alegria Village
Dates in Residency: March 12th to March 19th, 2020

Ethnobotanist, Envision Festival Co-Founder, Founder & Managing Director of Punta Mona, and Founder of Alegria Village, Stephen Brooks needs no introduction within the conscious community. A pioneer for permaculture, sustainability, and community building, his footprint is astounding and message only continues to spread as the new paradigm continues to shift toward more conscious living.

Stephen is an ethnobotanist and avid plant explorer who is constantly searching the globe for plants that make human existence better. A community builder who has founded several eco villages throughout Costa Rica, Brooks is dedicated to creating experiences that radically shift the way people think. He joins us during residency to share his wisdom, insights, workshops and discussions centered around Permaculture, “Creating the Community of Your Dreams”, “Intentional Community Creation” and more.

Connect with Stephen on Instagram and read more from our recent exclusive interview: The Future is Now.

Rumpus
DJ, Music Producer, Drummer
Dates in Residency: April 4 – 11th, 2020

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Rumpus. A badass drummer with a punk-rock upbringing, Rumpus infuses that alternative edge into his own unique brand of high vibe, bass heavy, funky house music.. Featured in DJ Mag as one of “12 Emerging Acts to hear this September”, this guy is king.

Powered by live drums and one-of-a-kind productions, Rumpus’s eclectic style has been flexing speakers on an international scale, with recent appearances at major festivals including Shambhala, Burning Man, Lightning in a Bottle and Shipsomnia in Ibiza. His visually captivating, high-energy live shows are favourites among freaky festival folk and are even known to turn electronic music’s skeptics into fast fans.

His releases include music on Insomniac Records, Westwood Recordings & Australia’s ‘Sweat it Out’ Club Sweat label, as well as recent collaborations with Volac, Smalltown DJs, and Neon Steve to name a few.

Workshops to expect in residency:

  • Music Production tip and trips: Ableton Basics, workflow habits, and starting an idea.
  • Creating your Brand and Ableton Advanced techniques.
  • DJ mixing 101

Follow the beat by connecting with Rumpus on SoundCloud or through his website.

Skysia
DJ, Music Producer, Musician
Dates in Residency: March 22- April 3rd, 2020

Born Tanner Allen, Skysia is a self-taught pianist, filmmaker, and production wizard wielding a unique approach to sampling. The burgeoning composer studied .. Drawing inspiration from global dancefloor pioneers like Bonobo (UK) and CloZee (France), Skysia returned to the West Coast empowered, immersing himself in sound design and composition, developing an ornate, minimalist mid-tempo style awash in shimmering tones Tanner make music under the name Skysia. Entranced by the art of storytelling through music, his sound reflects both light and dark, downtempo and bass driven.

Workshops to expect in residency:

  • The Art of Creative Play – Learn how to produce from a state of play. Design original sounds by exploring new ways to process and resample. Spark your creative flow that leads to new ideas by reconnecting with our childlike state of curiosity.

Dive deeper into Skysia’s projects at https://www.skysiamusic.com/.

Kachenka Foltova
Tantra Kriya & Biodynamic Breathwork
Dates in Residency: March 16th to March 30th, 2020

Meet the beautiful Tantra Kriya yoga teacher and a teacher of sacred sexuality, Kachenka. Also a certified Biodynamic Breathwork and trauma release practitioner, she is an experienced workshop leader, coach and therapist specializing in Transformational Experiences.

Workshops to expect in residency:

  • Journey Through The Lower Chakras: Restoring Our Vitality – A powerful Cacao biodynamic breath ceremony will be a 2 hour journey, dedicated to exploring and feeling our lower chakras. You will be guided into a state of expanded consciousness using deep connected breathing – thus flooding the body with oxygen and allowing for any trapped energies, emotions or traumas to rise to the surface, to complete their expression and be cleared from your body, leaving you feeling more whole and integrated.
  • Tantra Bliss Formula – This tantric formula quickly brings groups of strangers into a loving blissful connection, as well as couples. , It brings an individual into Bliss at any time, in any place. The practice includes some of the most powerful techniques in the world, drawn from several tantric traditions as yogic, Taoist, Tibetan & Osho, Promoting healing, health, vitality, joy, peace, pleasure, deeper intimacy, consciousness and connections.
  • Into the Wild – Discover how to embody yourself as playful, sexy and powerful being and how to move high energy as a tribal group. in this workshop we will create a safe space where we will share taboos and bond through touch, encouraging each other to unveil the hidden wild animal within.

Connect with Kachenka on Facebook & Instagram.

Immerse yourself with like-minded creators at our playground in paradise.

Whether you’re an up-and-coming artist yourself or simply looking to surround yourself with high-vibration individuals at one of the most beautiful beaches in Central America, we hope you will join us at Maderas Village in Nicaragua.

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