'Dancing on the volcano' is a song that inspired Juliette Santegoeds and Esther van Wegen to start their first festival 'On the volcano'.
They meant to share societal topics that are burning in our minds and to create an artistic reaction around them. Art driven by passion.
This year we combined forces with several initiatives, creating a Shareable sharefest and OuiShare Fest satellite event in the same time.

"A two day festival about sharing arts, workshops,
food, drinks and dancing. About sharing richness in
all dimensions at the age of communities."

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Volcanic desires.. 2015

Here we are: Juliette Santegoeds with her desire to start Lava Productions and myself just starting my own company for sharing: Amanda Jansen Is.. (always searching for a new passion) after our saturday morning gym: NIA Dancing.

Sipping over a glass of white wine, dreaming away on the volcanic feeling of our past sharefest. It was simply amazing. What will it be like next year? And what was the secret making it so wonderful?

Often we try to compare, visiting other parties with a meaning like the Lightsparks Festival or the Light and Darkness Party we will attend tonight. Just around the corner in the Inventors Quarters at a green coliving community. 

One of the reasons we were so happy and we do keep inspiring each other and experimenting towards next year is simply the word Volcano! It means we create space to experiment on the edge of safety. It also means we can project all our passions, dreams, imaginations, visions, aims, desires and ideals on the next sharefest.

We hope the spark will reach as many people as possible. Creating a nomadic path throughout our city. Being socially bound for a better society, that also means we hope we can bring benefit to anyone as well as being inclusive towards other communities. So they can join us in the sharing fire.

So today we started to associate with the word volcanic, feeling, passion, fire... seeing bright images of arising angels out of the liquid fire, burning and glowing lava, pink clouds of volcanic smoke and maybe firy ice cream. Remembering the grateful and loveable feeling that we had receiving 250 guests joining us in our quest to search for all dimensions of richness. It was not hard to become almost poetic.
On The Volcano
Experiment with the unsafe..
In a loveable surrounding
Wherein you melt
And all always becomes more.. 
Love might be the most scary thing there is, because you give up on yourself completely, Because you can loose yourself in a larger whole. In On The Volcano you loose yourself in a larger whole. Together you share more..  

That gives you an immense feeling of gratefulness, Of recognition, Passion, The recognition that you share the same, That you are human, That you actually love the same things.
The fire that streams, torrid, all devouring, volcanizing, pulverizing, petrifying, satisfying, saturating, fertile. Brittle, airy, crusty, rustling, cracking, crackling.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

This is a sharefest

Shareable created a guideline for organizing sharefests. In On The Volcano we tried to create one. What do you guys think? Did we succeed?

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Volcanic effects in Mexico

Not only in The Hague a volcano about sharing richness in all dimensions is burning. The OuiShare Fest satellite event in Mexico held on the 9th of May used the same image, saying that collaborative consumption is active in Mexico. As in many more Spanish speaking cities satellite events were held like in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Valencia, Santiago..

Translation of this article by Google is possible.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Quotes from our guests

Some guests wrote nice things in our guest book or on Facebook about On The Volcano Festival. A recap.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Richness in all dimensions

Look at our organizers blog of Mariska Mallee. Partly English.

Mariska is designing new perspectives on sustainability, mobility and living in cities of our future. She has a deep concern about interconnectednes and inner connectedness. Great to have her on board of our team! With her very supportive actions and conceptual ideas.

Either / or

Nice Dutch written blog on our first day of sharing richness in all dimensions by Hannah de Haan.

On The Volcano Fest 2014

Our friend Anke van den Berg created all our marketing material. And she did that greatly! Check out our poster! And don't forget that she took all the black and white photograps as well!

"Two days long party, watching art together, following workshops, talking, eating and dancing."