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Apogaea 2012

It was almost too much to bear! Viva la 2012 Apogaea!

In 2012:

  • Theme: Spiral
  • Effigy: Blossom – not burned due to fire ban
  • Temple: Luminaria
  • Population: 1,300
  • Ticket Price: $80 presale, no gate tickets, sold out in hours
  • There were 41 grant applications in the first round and 21 in the second, requesting a total of $127,100
  • A total of $20,000 was granted to 30 applicants
  • Another $3000 was granted for the effigy
  • 50 theme camps
  • Ticket Art Design Contest Winner

»View the 2012 Apogaea Survival Guide Collector Edition
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View the 2012 WhoWhatWhenWhere Guide

»View the 2012 Placement Map
»View the Afterburn Report


Art, Camps & Things

* Indicates recipient of Apogaea Creative Grant

APO Radio

Listen to your fellow Apogaeans on the air at 88.5 FM. APO Radio will be bringing you information and fun bits from Apogaea 24/7.

Arbor Borealis*

Using the forest’s natural environment, we will create an aurora of lights in the trees. The Arbor Borealis installation will be a hidden space off the main track where apo-goers will discover a serene environment of light and sound. With four carefully hidden microphones, we will capture the sound of any passersby. Even when the installation isn’t reacting to user sound input, it will play ambient patterns originating from modulation wave generation.

Bangkok Buddha

Feed your body and soul with the art of fine plant based locally grown Thai cuisine. Feel health and love of simple good food. Compassionate mindful fuel for the Body, Mind, and Soul. Find out what Bangkok Buddha is all about.

Bird Nests*

Each nest will be in contrast with the pine trees in a sort of flat burnt orange shade leaning towards an earthy red. Each nest will be between ten to fifteen inches in diameter and will have a chartreuse colored egg floating just above the nest as if it were alive. This living factor is pronounced at night when the egg is illuminated from within. Each nest in itself will also be floating in mid air beneath or between the pine trees adding to the surreal nature of the installation. They will be spaced apart so that the participant will notice more life forms deeper into the darkness of the forest. Also, each nest will have an applied matte clear coat mixed with a glow pigment that actually self illuminates well into the early hours.

Blossom*

Come and see what has sprouted this year within our beautiful, fertile, creative community. Even if there is a fire ban, we hope that this year’s Apogaea effigy, “Blossom”, will inspire further blossoming at and beyond Apogaea. Lovingly crafted using modern CNC tools and an Open Source tool chain and built with the help from many friends, it blooms brightest at night.

Cloud 9’s Pretty Sister (C9PS)

Mylar bubble cloud you’ll want to crawl inside. We’ll also be hosting a Holi celebration, too.

Fucking Unicorn Mobile Aerial Rig*

We will be creating the most glorious Unicorn and Rainbow Mobile-Aerial-Rig that the world has ever seen! This mobile beacon of sparkly unicorn love will serve as a light-hearted, whimsical space for playing, dancing and performing, as well as a quieter soft, safe space for cuddling, contemplating and recharging. The vehicle will encourage all Apogaeans and Burners to explore the outwardly-shining performer side and the glowing inner sparkles of love that make up everyone at their highest and most unicorn.

Glowing Meditation Gazebo*

A multi-colored glowing meditation gazebo made to inspire creativity. The dome atop the gazebo is made of brightly colored stained glass kaleidoscopic mosaics. During the day the sun will shine inside, casting radiant colors on the meditator seated within. At night solar powered lights will line the inside of the dome, illuminating it from the inside out.

Glowy Pyramid of Life

Raver trap. Abandon hope all ravers that enter here.

Hypnotic Spiral Vortex*

The Hypnotic Spiral Vortex will be a spinning spiral vortex covered in mirrors, dichroic glass and LEDs. By day, light will reflect off the mirrors and through the glass sending light and rainbows over the forest. By night, ‘snow falling’ LEDs will twinkle. Inside the spiral vortex will be an illuminated 6′ balloon with a hypnotic spiral on both sides. It will look as if the balloon is travelling up the vortex. It will have the effect of causing any onlookers to be mesmerized into a state of ecstasy and euphoria.

Levitator Lounge*

Drop by the levitator lounge to stretch your legs and expand your mind. Our libations will lift you to the next level as you and your fellow participants pedal to perfection in our bicycle-themed lounge. Food and drink specials available at Levitator Lounge Happy Hour at various times throughout Apogaea.

The Living Room

An alternate party environment the likes of which the forest has never seen – The Living Room. One room. One light. No not having fun. Just a sweaty dance party and big vibes! Come create a party with us.

Luminaria*

A luminary is defined as a “body that gives light.” In many traditions, bonfires, luminaries, candles and other forms of light hold silent vigil through the darkest nights of the year. In some cases, they hold sacred space. In others, they communicated a message. We have chosen the trees as our messengers, existing in between the sacred underground and the broad expanse of heaven. They are arranged within a defined, sacred space. This small grove of trees will be for the participants of Apogaea to use as a vehicle to think and reflect. Participants are invited to bring items with which to decorate the luminaries of the central tree (which will remain blank, but lit) in the spirit of Temples past. If burning is possible, the luminaries of the central tree will be burned. If not, they will be taken back and burned at a later time/location. The remaining trees (with their luminaries) will be gifted after the festival ends.

Mirrazeebo*

Mirrazeebo is an interactive gathering place for the Apogaean community. It is a beautiful and comfortable space for engaging play, solemn introspection, lighthearted conversation and natural grounding. It will reflect, and thus be accessible to, all that Apogaea has to offer. The beautiful surroundings of nature will be reflected beautifully, pulling the participants mind and eye to the current world around them. People will be able to dance with the piece and see an abstract reflection of themselves. People will be able to create whatever colored lighting experience they desire. The piece will be constantly changing throughout the event.

Odd’itory Illusions*

A Multidimensional 3 screen broadcast found to be of great value in creating a panoptic experience to guide the audience’s collective consciousness. Odd’itory analysis is the process by which the human auditory system organizes sound into perceptually meaningful elements and physi’o’ptical illusions …the senses generally viewed as independent receptors of our mind are intricately interwoven with our ability to map perception of what is real or not…”I see sound and hear visions…. they’ve been known to penetrate the masses mind’s eye and inoculate the apperception of those subjects.

Pendula

Entropy caged. Experience the ordered chaos of matter when you release the potential energy to start a chain reaction. Slip into a hypnotic trance while staring into the heart of Pendula and let your mind spiral.

Raised by Wolves Burn Barrel

30 gallon burn barrel with custom plasma cut artwork.

Sheep Thrills Joust*

Die in Disco battle riding atop synthetic sheep with foam weapon in hand trying to dismount the other Disco Viking warrior.

The Sound Bath*

The Sound Bath is a space for you to go and let meditative vibrations spiral around you. Upon entering the Sound Bath frequencies begin to swirl around your body. The participant controls the sound by slowly moving around in the space. Discover the healing properties of sound while washing the dubstep from your ears.

The SoundPuddle*

The SoundPuddle is an interactive space of visual-acoustic synesthesia. This spectrographically colorful dome illuminates sound on an immersive canopy of light. Visualize the spectral shapes of sound-space with any noise you can make. You will laugh, shout, and sing as thousands of solar powered LEDs unify your ears and eyes. This mind-expanding installation awakens when the sun goes down, and holds secrets unlocked by magic words. Join nightly jam sessions every midnight, or learn the science of sound at an afternoon workshop.

Spiral Into Disco Inferno*

Take a stop at the first station on your spiral into disco inferno! This installation recalls the circus acts wherein a beautiful girl would be tied to a spinning wheel while a stuntman tossed knives or axes into the wheel all around her. Strap yourself in for a spin on the wheel of disco doom and contemplate the circular nature of life while your friends and admirers toss nerf battle-axes at you! Great for couples therapy, getting over fear of spinning, and to learn how to fearlessly taunt someone who is throwing axes at you! Helmet and crotch protection provided.

String Theory Dome V2.0

The psychedelic spiders are here to weave a new web for you. String Theory Dome V2.0 will start the transition to color changing string art.

TEMPOLAB*

Time is the intertwining serpentine bodies of Chronos and Ananke. we perceive them as the linear aspect of the Inevitable (death, evolution); and as the circular aspect of The Eternal (the seasons, the pulse of blood). we invite you to a laboratory of this primordial, entwined space and time. in here, you are an antenna and the metronome. transmitting, receiving. step into a spy glass on the worlds of influence and response usually buried by the details of ordinary reality. Movement Research Laboratory nightly 6:30. Shamatha Vipassana Meditation 10:30 am. after dark, explore freely in an interactive structure of light, sound, and you.

That Which Is Most Beautiful*

You approach a radiant and beautiful circular structure with vibrantly colored walls that glow from within. A sign above the entrance entices you with the words, “THAT WHICH IS MOST BEAUTIFUL.” You enter into the glowing labyrinth filled with wonder and anticipation. What will I find in here? Your “walk in beauty” is inspired by the Diné people’s understanding that we create the world around us, and if we walk with beauty in our hearts and minds, the world will be a more beautiful place.

The Tower*

“The Tower” is a 32 foot tall antenna emitting energetic vibes to the people of Apogaea. The tower sits idle during the day just waiting to be powered up and start its duty. Every night at sunset there will be an official lighting party where everyone will be able to climb up the tower to enjoy the beautiful views of Apogaea and the surrounding mountains! Then at dusk our super secret good vibe generator (GVG) will be activated! Suddenly The Tower will spring to life starting with the base, oooooh pretty colors. Once the GVG is warmed up, the GVG will send all its positive energy up through the tower and out the very top where they will shoot out into the trees and down to the people of Apogaea.

Volcadexteras*

Volcadexteras is a set of linking hands and an elevated fire performance stage.

Mutant Vehicles

* Indicates recipient of Apogaea Creative Grant

African Queen

The African Queen is built to appear like the boat from the 1951 movie of the same name.

Dubmarine*

Dubmarine will be a final resting place for the Clockwork sound system and components in which to give an outdoor place for local musicians to release their passion on the world…..out the side of a giant green submarine.

Kum & Glow

Kum and get lit up. Experience 5 different kinds of home brewed beer served in a visually stimulating environment. Don’t forget to buckle up! Find us in a different location each day or night. Hours vary…

Theme Camps

* Indicates recipient of Apogaea Creative Grant

A Mother’s Love

Visit A Mother’s Love and relive your childhood with a tasty homemade cookie and an ice cold cup of milk. BYOMug. Soy, coconut, and lactose free varieties available. Cookie choices will also include vegan, sugar free, and gluten free. Cookies ‘n milk will be served Thursday through Saturday from 2-3pm – longer if you’re lucky!

Atom and Eden

Where shit gets real, real fast, for reals.

Babies at APO

BABIES at APO is a safe and sound location for APO babies and their families. These APO babies were in their mommies’ bellies last year at APO 2011, and couldn’t wait to come experience this year’s APO.

Banana Respublika

Camp Monkey Business presents: Banana Respublika. Come relax in the peaceful confines of our far away kingdom with a bunch of high potassium fruits and out benevolent primate dictator. We’re very appealing! The Soul Monkey Lounge will be hosting an afternoon happy hour on Saturday from 12noon to 2:00pm serving up some banana desserts with a side of Motown soul.

Bing Zombie Saloon

An old west saloon lost in deep space. A rift in time shall open on the Apogaean mountaintop. Plutonium tommy knockers, uranium spike drivers, silk road prostitutes, alien monkey rustlers, long-dead crooners and deep space truckers will be thrown together to co-mingle in the dim, flickering lanterns of the Bing Zombie Saloon. So shiney up yer tin cup and belly up for cup after cup of our fine fermented zombie squeezins. Lay that laser pistol down and pick from the ample red light she-aliens, and dosey doe your dusty space spurs until they have worn through the hull.

Bing Zombie Trailer Park Tramps

The BZ Trailer Park Tramps invite you to the other side of the tracks. Come by and we’ll share an “Eye Opener” with you during the afternoon hours. Boiler Maker or Schlitz anyone?? Watch out for our undies that are hanging out to dry. We just put them up!! Our Bocce Balls and Lawn Darts are always out for your pleasure though you will find us slaving at the Bing Zombie Saloon at night. The BZ Trailer Park offers you the lifestyle of the Apogaea Tramp that found themselves on the wrong side of the tracks. Make a left off the paved road and come see us sometime!

Black Hanky

Floggers and fire and rope, oh my! Come learn about the joys of properly administered bdsm, safety awareness, and the chemistry behind the pain vs pleasure aspect of bdsm. In the event of a burn ban, replace the word “fire” with “knives.”

Buddha Lounge

The Buddha Lounge offers an indoor and outdoor experience of music, art and meditation by providing meditation, chill, lounge downtempo grooves during the day and then we move into tribal, deep house and trance in the evening. The Buddha Lounge offers and S4 Tractor DJ system for veteran club DJs, chill/house music producers and recording artists.

Campalicious

Bacon, Bacon, Bacon! What food have you dreamed of deep frying in bacon fat? Bring it to Campalicious where we make your bacon dreams come true in our deep fryer filled with bacon fat!. (Anything that will melt must be completely wrapped in a tortilla.) Stop by any morning between 9am and noon to see what other craziness ensues. You never know what we might be cooking up…!

Camp Contact

Contact improv is a dance technique in which points of physical contact provide the starting point for exploration through movement and improvisation. Contact Camp will be offering workshops both directly and loosely related to contact improv, with a side of cuddle parties.

Camp Wardrobe MalFUNKtion

The creators of Circus of Fear and Wardrobe MalFUNKtion bring to you the greatest show at Apogaea under the Big Top! Camp Wardrobe MalFUNKtion is an experimental fashion station and the burlesque headquarters of Apogaea. Come visit our skilled wardrobe engineers for an innovative and creative new look, and then take a saunter down our runway. Don’t have a costume for Apogaea? Decided on jeans and a t-shirt for the weekend? Careful you might get BUSTED by our fashion police intent on preventing fashion emergencies. Citation recipients from our police will be taken into custody for fashion makeovers. Careful, they have fuzzy handcuff and bootywackers! CWMF is ALWAYS looking for costumes and clothing to share with the Apogaea community. Please bring any costumes, accessories and clothing donations in CLEAN condition. We will be accepting donation all weekend.

Circus of Illumination*

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, prepare your hearts to shine! The Circus is in town! Open your eyes, open your minds, and experience things you never thought possible. People of extraordinary power, balance, and uniqueness will amaze and delight you. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll fall in love with life. Come be entertained by our feature length show. Come back for a variety of circus arts workshops for all skill levels.

Circus of MalFUNktion

The creators of Circus of Fear and Wardrobe MalFUNKtion bring to you the greatest show at Apogaea under the Big Top! While the wardrobe transforms you, the circus will mesmerize you into becoming our next looong-term guest!

Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet

Grand opening of the Colorado Annex of your favorite playa soulmate trading outlet. We provide the highest quality soulmates at the lowest possible prices. Bring a used soulmate to trade. We provide drinks, insightful interviews, and a synergistic approach to finding your soulmate! And is this one doesn’t work out, trade them back to us in September at our main store located in Black Rock City!

De Camp

De Camp Is where all your Pirate, Metal head, Alchemists and Ruff Neck Dreams & Fantasies will come true. Our Village is a place to come watch and listen to your favorite local musicians and artists do what they do best 24 hours a day. We will play everything under the stars when it comes to your listening pleasures on Colorado’s best sound system. During the daylight hours come by for a walk threw at our Piratacle example of how a professional theme camp at the big burn is handled. Learn how to build hot water solar panels and pressurized running water systems. Learn how to build a luxury shower and evaporative ponds for your grey water or build a geodesic dome. See how we run a “big” sound system and organize our DJ listing. Relax in the Trampledome or come ravage our treasure chest to make some art of your own. Please come by for our daily afternoon workshops and tea times. On Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Nights, cum get your pirate meat. Thursday night will be a Mexicano fiesta/potluck and chili cook off. We are asking all to bring a side dish to contribute to the feasts while keeping warm and toasty under our huge, heated geodesic structure. In the AM’s come enjoy our Metal Café. Ever been to a Boobs, Bacon and METAL Breakfast? Got Talent? Bring It!!! Need some pirate booty? We got it but you’re gonna have to duel for it.,.)’(.,.Yarrrrrrrrrrr

Disco Vikings

Listen to your inner Disco Viking telling you “go tuu tha Deesco Viking camp aand shtraap yourshelf to zee aax veel, ya”. Enjoy our grog nightly from 9 till we run out. Die in disco battle, with foam weapon in hand, jousting on our Sheep Gone Wild / AKA Sheep Thrills. Then groove to our DJs rockin it from the horn dome or chill on our Disco Viking ship sipping infused water with some sort of visual distraction in front of you..

Fibonaccity

Fibonaccity will explore the mathematical properties and origins of the spiral. We’ll use the Golden Ratio and Sacred Geometry to create solar powered spirals, artwork and teleidoscopes. We will have solar/battery-powered music playing to encourage dancing and interacting. Multi-colored scarves will be hanging throughout the area to enhance the teleidoscopic images of the camp and dancers. We will also have information available, both written and verbal, regarding sacred geometry and solar power to encourage discussion and participation. Primarily, we just wanna have fun!

Fire and Ice

Come hang out with us for fun and drinks at Apogaea 2012! Amenities include: Ice bank with vodka bar, fire spinning, drape trapeze dancing, and big sound.

Green Hour Absinthe Bar

In late 19th century France, Absinthe rose to such popularity that the 5 o’clock hour became known as “The Green Hour.” The Green Hour is back at Apogaea every evening while supplies last. Stop in for libations from 5 o’clock to whenever the green fairy has her last dance.

Hedd_sound

Hey, y’all. Come take a load off on the Big Couch or other couches and get ready to dance! We will have all your favorite Colorado DJs and producers playing on the cleanest sound around town. Come on, kick back and relax, let’s get Hedd_sound.

High Flying Unicorns*

Come play with the Fucking Unicorns and the High Flyers near center camp. Watch and learn aerial acrobatics and prop manipulation. Relax and climb on the Fucking Unicorn climbing structure. Hypnotize your eyes on the programmable LED Fucking Unicorn rainbow and be a witness as two unicorns tie the knot at this year’s festival.

HYPgNOmic Revelers

HYPgNOmic Revelers is a camp of rogue ex-gnomies, who will hypnotize, mesmerize and tantalize all brave individuals who dare to enter. Come one, come all – Friday afternoon eat, drink and be entertained. Belly dancers, crazy beats, hypnotists and a plethora of curiosities will use their illusions to remove your delusions.

Just Waiting on Ewe

Come to the movies! Bring your chairs, pillows, blankets, fuzzy coats and maybe something to share as you watch your old and new favorite cult classics with maybe a few sing-alongs thrown in. Every night, dusk till ???

La Madrugada

La Madrugada is the witching hour, the time between midnight and dawn. Join us at our late night oasis providing a rest stop for nocturnal Apogaeans. Open from midnight until daybreak, this teahouse offers a relaxing atmosphere, downtempo ambience, nourishing sustenance and exotic entertainment. You don’t know who you’ll find there or what might happen next.

Mallurd Wedding Camp*

A promise to love and cherish others as long as we all shall live, that’s what Mallurd Wedding Camp has to offer. During the day, an ordained minister will be available for weddings or ceremonies expressing love toward one another under a beautifully designed and decorated arbor. We want to encourage the love and devotion that all people feel inside and inspire Apogaean’s to share it with others without prejudice. Costumes & bouquets will be available for shotgun weddings/ceremonies and the Vegas style receptions will be memorable with Champagne toasts, DJs, dancing, stages, an open bar and catering provided by Voodoo Smoked BBQ! Honeymoon suite and annulments will be available for Apogaean’s convenience.

My Casa Hedron

My Casa Hedron is here to feed your face. Come win original artwork and handmades by ringing our sculpture. We will be serving pancakes and omelettes from when we start until we run out.

The Reservation

The Reservation is a Native American themed sound camp providing both music and art. Enchanting beats will invite the community. Come shake it on one of our stages. A 20′ illuminated teepee will provide a place to relax and warm up at night. Giant dream catchers adorn the trees. Join the tribe for a voyage around Apogaea aboard our 12′ canoe. After sunset the Reservation lights up with art and music all night. Watch out for the herd of electric buffalo.

Sealab 2012

Sealab is the camp where the Dubmarine art car will be parked. We will have a small sound system and bar. Our camp will be an undersea themed dance area as well as chill out area. Basically lots of safety yellow and bass music.

Shangri-LaLa

Imagine relaxing among poofy pillows shaded from the afternoon sun, while peacefully reflecting on your experiences at Apogaea. Hand strummed guitar chords and tinkling chimes fill the air as scarves billow in the breeze while you float off into the imaginary place of Shangri-LaLa. Join us in our ethers, where you can experience a daily guided meditation or visit anytime for your own journey to calm your senses and center your soul.

Shibari Serenity*

Shibari Serenity is to be a place of comfort and relaxation where all can enjoy the beauty and comfort of wearing, tying and learning about rope. Started by Samurai as a way to secure prisoners of war, shibari has evolved into a creative form of expression allowing both the artist and canvas to explore the joys of rope work. We will offer classes and be glad to allow any and all to wear our ropes as they wish. We encourage everyone to try rope and wear it out and about as well. Our goal is to one day have all interested Apogaeans dressed or accessorized in rope.

Space Camp/The UFO has landed*

This year we will be improving on last year’s model. The UFO will elevated 4 ft off of the ground and will be in a landing position (if you remember last year just turn last year’s model, flip it upside down, split in the middle by 4 feet, and elevate it 4 feet above the ground, with a door dropped to show a DJ and VJ. We will be using the panels from last years UFO, so the lights will be controllable by the VJ. The UFO will be raised allowing for a cloth to go from the bottom of the UFO to the ground, hiding all of the frame work. This cloth will be projected on with visuals and lights.

Spaced Out Lounge

N.O.R.A.D has not played a trick on you. The Spaced Out Lounge has landed in Colorado. We leave orbit over Southern California when ever we see the chance to meet those who love the earth and have the spirit to think outside the box. Stop by the Lounge for tea and people. Astronaught or Technician. Everyone is welcome.

SpiroCamp

We are all connected by the loops and whorls of our lives. Bring your favorite piece of clothing or fabric to create a visual representation of those spirals using a classic gear toy from your childhood. All ages welcome!

Story Portal

Stories make up our reality. We tell our own stories; they describe how we see the world and how we see ourselves in it. We tell ourselves stories about what we can and cannot do. We tell others stories about who we are and what we believe. Sometimes we get stuck in our stories. Other times, the stories we tell catalyze the change we want to create. Story Portal will be a place to rehearse familiar stories, re-imagine stories, and invent new stories.

Substrata

An open sound and video platform for multi-performer multi-media expression in a forested area near you.

Tramp Camp

Yes…… it’s what you’re thinking.

VANgogh

Channel your inner Merry Prankster and paint “Betty White” the VAN.

Xpat Alien

To accommodate the growing number of aliens choosing Earth as their permanent residence, XPAT ALIEN hopes to smooth the transition to Earth based partying. Join us at the universally renowned Crop Circle Cantina for some pole dancing and ice cold beverages.

Center Camp

* Indicates recipient of Apogaea Creative Grant

Come to Center Camp, Apogaea’s Main Infrastructure centrally located at your event with workshops, performances and art. This year Center Camp will feature 3 separate areas: Activity Space, Stage Space, and Courtyard Space.

Center Camp Daily Events

1-4pm – Courtyard Space

Clotho’s Daughters: A casual get-together for fiber artists and those who want to learn. Bring your needles, hooks, looms, spindles, wheels, or other implements of construction. If you’ve none of the above, bring your curiosity and companionship. All ages, genders, and skill levels welcome.

6pm – Courtyard Space

Lamplighter’s ‘Lighting of the Lamps’: Come meet Rraine and help light fellow Apogaeans’ way by illuminating the lamps!

Thursday’s Center Camp Events

6-6:30pm – Stage Space
Mutant Wheelchair Showcase: Steampunk, Cyber Modified Wheelchair Show

6:30-7:30pm – Activity Space
Vibration Rotation Workshop: Come spiral into the beauty and grace of Hula Hooping, learn new skills and freshen up on old ones; with on body, off body, single and double hoops! Open to ALL skill levels.

8-10pm – All Center Camp
Meet and Greet’ Mixer: Open drum circle, skill toy jam, and art car showing. Bring your Djembe, Triangle, Kazoo and Dancin’ shoes!

10pm-3am – Stage Space
Movie Night! Join us for a relaxing movie night, bring your pillows and sleeping bag and get cozy. Movies start at 10pm with a MIDNIGHT showing of ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW! B-Y-O POPCORN and CANDY!

Friday’s Center Camp Events

9:15-11am – Activity Space
Yoga w/ Mahadeva: Rise and Shine with a morning yoga class with Mahadeva. Get your stretch on and warm up those muscles for the weekend. Please bring your own Mat or Towel if possible.

10am-1:30pm – Stage Space
Headband EXPLOSION! We are here to inspire everyone to get crafty and take their creation home with them. Our workshop will teach anyone who attends how to make a stylish headband so participation is mandatory! We will also have fun light playful music and mimosas. Our goal – HAVE FUN!

11am-1pm – Activity Space
Intro to Contact Improv Dancing: Come learn the art and creativity of Contact Improv Dancing. Open to ALL Skill Levels.

1-3pm – Activity/Courtyard Space
Kite Making and Kite Flying: Learn the fun skill of kite flying! Make your own or bring your own to show off and fly, we are hoping for a nice breeze and will have a workshop space with supplies to create your handmade kite.

1:30-2pm – Stage Space
Poems from a Deep Nothing: Poetry from the Deep, for the beautiful. Artist-Dank Phart the Pirate Poet

2-2:30pm – Stage Space
Open Poetry Jam: Lyricist, Rap, Rhythm and Rhyme. We bring the beats you bring the Rhyme. No need to sign up, just show up and step up to the mic. Open to everyone!

3-4pm – Activity Space
Intro to Contact Staff: This will be a beginner class for those interested in learning some of the basic concepts and principles of staff flow. Please bring own staff if you can. Some staffs will be provided.

4:20pm sharp! – Activity Space
Shakedown Street Parade: Gather at Center Camp for a SHAKEDOWN STREET PARADE! We will proceed throughout Apogaea, passing through our camp ‘Story Portal’ and then back to Center Camp.

4:30-5pm – Stage Space
Poi Class w/ Cheese: Come Explore the many Planes of Poi! Open to ALL skill levels, from Intro to Advanced. Learn how to weave or work on your tosses and anti-spin flowers 🙂 Please bring your own poi if you can, some will be provided

5-7pm – Activity Space
Evening Yoga w/ Katie: Enjoy an evening stretch and relaxing way to start your night with the beautiful music of Josh Vogeler in the background to guide your flow. Please provide your own mat or towel if possible.

5-6:30pm – Stage Space
Josh Vogeler’s Songs of Folkedelic Dasein: He grows songs out of the Folk spirit… music speaking from deep intuitions of human experience while creating space for celebration.

6:30-7pm – Stage Space
Shuck Em Up: A Journey from a Sad Clown to a Happy Clown with the use of skill toys, emotions and dance.

7-9pm – Activity Space
Turning Relationship Breakdowns into Breakthroughs: A workshop for everyone, all sexes, all types of relationships. Come learn, discuss and leave with a breakthrough experience.

7-8:30pm – Stage Space
Flow Consciousness: The conscious evolution of enlightenment through flow props, fire performance and opening awareness of your morphogenic field through motion meditation. Workshop for All Skill Levels and All Ages. Please bring your own prop if you can!

Saturday’s Center Camp Events

12midnight-1:30am – Stage/Courtyard Space
Clockwork Crew Performance: The ‘Dubmarine’ Art Car will be coming to Center Camp! An Outdoor dance party at Center Camp…..out the side of a giant green submarine.

1:30-3am – Stage Space
The Beamz Instrument: This unique and mind blowing instrument will play music via 6 lasers. Sounds a bit odd… but it is a very sweet machine and definitely uses some cutting edge musical software that YOU will really want to see and experience!

3-5am – Stage Space
DJ Notus: Notus will play a late night set to keep the energy at Center Camp high all night long! Stop by for a taste! The show will feature a beautiful Hula Hoop performance.

10-11:30am – Activity Space
Spiral Yoga w/ Mylia: Wake up to a twisting and bending, revitalizing yoga class. Spiral your way into the day! Please bring your own Mat or Towel.

11:30am-1pm – Activity Space
Healing Hands Workshop: Join us for a Healing Hand! Learn about reflexotherapy, massage, stretching techniques and more!

12noon-2pm – Stage Space
HOOP IT FORWARD!* Hoop Decorating Workshop for everyone! Blank hoops with every color of the rainbow tape PROVIDED! Customize your own personal hoop and take it home with you 🙂

1-3:30pm – Activity Space
Get yo’self a Mohawk right here! Is your haircut bland and boring? Want something that stands out and yet is easy to care for? Get yo’self a mohawk with Madalene at Center Camp! Armed with shears, scissors and the skillz to make mohawks, bihawks and trihawks a reality, give your hair a weekend it’ll never forget! Ask Mr.T: mohawks rock!

2-4pm – Stage Space
Free Culture Through Open Technological Empowerment:The Current State of Online Revolution: A Panel discussion for Apogaeans to discover, learn and ask questions to the expert panel

4-6:30pm – Stage Space
Art of Japanese Bondage: An Exotic Workshop that will provide demonstrations on knot-tying, rope use, respect for limits, and the exhilaration that can be found in sharing this experience with a willing partner. The second portion would include an opportunity for the attendees to work together as actor or tying subject.

4-6pm – Activity Space
Gemini Birthday Party: Can I get a stripper pole up in here!? We might need some furry hand cuffs and a blindfold but duct tape and large panties will suffice.. Join us for a Celebration of the Gemini’s! Cake,

Goodies and an awesome birthday party! Bring your own plate and cup. Feel free to bring a homemade birthday cake of your favorite for everyone to try!

6-8:30pm – Activity Space
Open Skill Toy/Prop Jam: Bring your favorite Skill Toy down to Center Camp before the man burns to JAM with your fellow Apogaeans. All Props and All Skill Levels welcome! Bring your own prop if you can or come to share skills with others and find out about new skills. This event will continue until the Burn Begins.

11-11:30pm – Stage Space
Sweeten This Little Hand Dance Performance: A Unique Artistically Created Contemporary Dance Performance by Danse Latere. Will start following the Man Burn.

11:30pm-Dawn – Stage Space
A Night of Films and Clips: Fun! Excitement! Fail-Win Clips… Dark Cartoons… Psychedelic Films…. and much much more! Bring your pillow, blanket and CANDY!

Sunday’s Center Camp Events

9:30-11:30am – Activity/Courtyard Space
Coffee & Tea Morning Recovery: Wake up! Its time to recover, rejoice and bring yer stories of a wild night! Come to Center Camp for a relaxing morning gathering. Bring your own mug and something to share, whether it be a bottle of champagne for mimosas, pancakes or some good stories. Hot Water should be available, please bring any extra tea or coffee you may have to offer!

10am-2pm – Stage Space
Sunday Morning Cartoons: Time to get up and laugh! Early morning cartoons will be played throughout the morning for your enjoyment. Please bring your blanket and pillow to stay cozy.

11:30am-1pm – Activity Space
Yin Yoga Art Modeling: Come to the final Yoga Session of Apogaea! A unique YOGA and DRAWING class where you will have a choice to participate in this as a yoga class where you receive artwork of yourself from the people drawing you, or as an artist where you utilize yin yoga posture as a brilliant opportunity to draw from life!

Events elsewhere in town…

Daily Events

12midnight SoundPuddle Jam

Bring your musical selves and instruments to the SoundPuddle for a synesthetic jam session.

2:43am Taunt-an-A.S.S.

Meet by the event perimeter and give an A.S.S. something to do.

7:30-8:15am Sensitivity Training: You and the Party Place

Look But Don’t Touch the Glitter Ponies. Located outside Center Camp. Hosted by G.G. Allin.

10:30-11:30am Guided Meditation

Somatically-focused meditation inspired by the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
We will begin with 10 minutes of guided breath-work/imagery and proceed into basic shamatha/vipassana. Informal. Arrive when you will. Bring your preferred seating material (we have some if you have none). At TEMPOLAB.

12noon-3pm Tramp Camp

You. Yes, You! Step right up to the one of a kind jumping experience provided Tramp Camp to bewilder your senses and ignite your inner child. Come to play, stay to create.

Afternoon: VANgogh

Stop by in the PM for afternoon tea. BYOC.

Bacon: Dirty Nate is Fucking Excited

Somewhere at Apo…

5pm-Sundown Jam Circle

Come join the daily Jam Circle at Tramp Camp from 5 to sundown every day. Bring drums if you got em’, guitars, flutes, violin, didge, your voice, all forms of sonic expression welcome!.. Come one, come all instrument or not… Let’s see what we can create!

6:30-8:30pm: Laboratory

We invite you to the asylum of contemplative lunacy, where social protocol is suspended in lieu of curiosity and attention via wordless perception. Served with a soundscape of urban plant life, a side of swinging vines and a prickly cadence. Install yourself in the petri dish, taste the menu. We will begin with a brief debrief and move into a tableau vivant.

Dusk: Just Waiting on Ewe

Come to the movies! Bring your chairs, pillows, blankets, fuzzy coats and maybe something to share as you watch your old and new favorite cult classics with maybe a few sing-alongs thrown in.

9pm Disco Vikings

Enjoy our grog nightly from 9pm until we run out!

Wednesday’s Events

Darkish Home Movies

We will be showing Drama in the Desert starting at darkish and then Burning Man: Beyond Black Rock. This is for everyone whether going Black Rock City this year or not to get be able to see a little bit of home. Feel free to bring your own DVD’s of Black Rock or other regional events if you would like to show them afterwards.

Thursday’s Events

11am-1pm: Advanced Aerial and Acro Playtime

12noon-9pm: Fire Convergence

The first necessary stop to spin fire at Apogaea. Fire Convergence has been built up for fire performance by fire performers and intends to be home to the fire play/performance community. Besides being the centerpiece for Conclave check in, we will act as a constant spin jam thanks to the Rickjob Spin-kat art project. Convergence will certainly be the place to make all your spirals become reality.

1-2pm: Aerial Showcase Hour

Be inspired by the acrobats and aerialists of the High Flying Unicorns. This informal performance hour will showcase some of the most talented aerialists in all the land. See aerial fabric, hoop, rope, and duo hoop and fabric on both Thursday and Friday. Stick around until 2 pm and enjoy an opportunity to learn the basics of aerial from the performers themselves.

2-3:30pm: Aerial Workshop

Want to fly? This beginning level workshop is for first time aspiring aerialists along with those with existing beginning level skills. The High Flying Unicorns will teach you basic level tricks on aerial fabric, hoop, and rope. They will cater the workshop to each participant’s skill level and trick knowledge and will utilize three aerial rigs for maximum participation.

2-3pm: A Mother’s Love

Relive your childhood with a tasty homemade cookie and an ice cold cup of milk. BYOMug. Soy, coconut, and lactose free varieties available. Cookie choices will also include vegan, sugar free, and gluten free.

7pm: Bing Zombie Saloon

Corner of El Segundo Blvd and Horsecock Lane, next to the railroad tracks – Black Cock City! The handsome Tyrone and His Possy will transform the Bing Zombie Saloon into Apogaea’s only Wild West Gay Bar, for one night only! Don your tiny cowboy hat and your glittery assless chaps and join us for an evening of infused drinks, raucous dancing, and stories you may not want to tell your fiancé about later! Prizes for most daring western costume, best naked square dance, and champion dildo rodeo riding will be awarded! Leave the kids at home for this one… tonight will be NC-18+++.

Sunset: Make Fun of Ishe POWER HOUR!

It is what it sounds like. Swing on by Atom & Eden and give a ration of shit to everyone’s favorite burner celebrity DJ, Ishe! Autographs may or may not be given. Come for the heckling, stay for the bass.

9pm: Story Portal Storytime!

Stories save lives! We are a camp that believes that our stories have the power to construct, create, and transform our lives. We invite you to our open house and mike on Thursday night for a performance by YOU! You can choose your own story topic, or, spin our wheel for 16 scintillating ideas. Bring a drink to share; we will share what we have as well! Tell a tale and then sit back and listen to the talent, humor and brilliance of your community’s stories. Story Portal and our stage will be open evenings throughout the event. Come get comfy on our stage. We will have children’s books available throughout the event for inspiration. We will also have a Story Wall, to which you can co-create a story with other Apogaeans over the event.

Friday’s Events

2:30-4:30am: “Just Waiting on Ewe” Walk-in Movie Camp

Dark Crystal or Labyrinth depending on the mood we are in. Come and watch a 80s classic with us.

Morning: VANgogh

On-the-GOH breakfast burritos in the AM.

10am: Yoga

Camp Contact

11-11:45am: Meditation Station at Shangri-LaLa

Gathering as a group magically enhances the meditation experience. Join with us for a guided visualization leading into silent meditation. Comfy seating is limited so you may want to bring your own.

11am-12:30pm: Acoustic Jam Session on the Fucking Unicorn Art Car

All instruments and experience levels welcome!

11am-1pm: Advanced Aerial and Acro Playtime

12noon-4pm: Camp Wardrobe MalFUNKtion

Open for costuming & our ongoing runway fashion show. Get costumed with our fashion experts & saunter down our runway to the pulsating, gyrating beats of our stellar Dj’s. Also featuring our roaming crew of fashion police. Citation recipients will be taken into custody for makeovers.

12noon-9pm: Fire Convergence

The first necessary stop to spin fire at Apogaea. Fire Convergence has been built up for fire performance by fire performers and intends to be home to the fire play/performance community. Besides being the centerpiece for Conclave check in, we will act as a constant spin jam thanks to the Rickjob Spin-kat art project. Convergence will certainly be the place to make all your spirals become reality.

12noon-3pm: Anal Fisting and Large Insertion Workshop

Learn the art of inserting large items into your butthole. All you can drink mimosas. Sponsored by Champagne Krug.

12:30pm: Tantra

Dancing with the art of Sacred Sexuality at Camp Contact

1-2pm: Aerial Showcase Hour

Be inspired by the acrobats and aerialists of the High Flying Unicorns. This informal performance hour will showcase some of the most talented aerialists in all the land. See aerial fabric, hoop, rope, and duo hoop and fabric on both Thursday and Friday. Stick around until 2 pm and enjoy an opportunity to learn the basics of aerial from the performers themselves.

2-3:30pm: Aerial Workshop

Want to fly? This beginning level workshop is for first time aspiring aerialists along with those with existing beginning level skills. The High Flying Unicorns will teach you basic level tricks on aerial fabric, hoop, and rope. They will cater the workshop to each participant’s skill level and trick knowledge and will utilize three aerial rigs for maximum participation.

2-3pm: A Mother’s Love

Relive your childhood with a tasty homemade cookie and an ice cold cup of milk. BYOMug. Soy, coconut, and lactose free varieties available. Cookie choices will also include vegan, sugar free, and gluten free.

2-4pm: Everybody needs a little TuTu!!*

Feeling like you simply do NOT have enough Tulle in your burner wardrobe? Don’t be a tulle! Come let the fabulous team at Camp Wardrobe MalFUNKtion show you how to make a cute little tutu that’s yours to keep. We will provide all materials … bring only yourself and your love of giddy glam.

2-5pm: HYPgNOmic Reveler Camp PARTY

Eat, drink and be entertained. Belly dancers, crazy beats, fortune tellers, hypnotists and a plethora of curiosities will use their illusions to remove your delusions.

3pm: Blindfold Contact Improv Jam

Alter your perceptions through sensory deprivation at Camp Contact. In this playful experiment we will explore touch and movement while blindfolded using the dance form Contact Improvisation. What experience lies beyond sight? Let’s awaken our kinesthetic vision.

4-6pm: The Disco Vikings invite you to celebrate the birth of your favorite GEMINI

It’s the 1st Annual gemini happy hours and Bday social! Booze and cake, could you ask for more? At Disco Vikings Bar – Thor’s Hammered.

4:20-6pm: FIRST ANNUAL SHAKEDOWN STREET PARADE!

Get back to your Jerry-inspired roots where the music never stopped, and leave that terrible dubstep and the e-tard ravers behind! We’ll meet at Center Camp and playfully and bear-fully truck in a spiral all around town letting our freak flag fly. Outfit yourself with bell bottoms, bear and terrapin costumes, scarlet begonias, bubbles to blow, US flag pants, and sign to wave. They tell me this town ain’t got no heart, but ya just have to poke around…just have to poke around…! Bring something to share of yours – we done shared all of mine! Meet at Center Camp.

4:30pm: Lucki Charms’ School Of Burlesque

Camp Wardrobe MalFUNKtion brings to you~~ The Art Of the Tease, Burlesque Workshop~~ Learn the tantalizing glove peel, the sexy shimmy, the saucy saunter, the seductive stocking removal, and the devastating shakes and quakes. Bring gloves, stockings, and/or zip front hoodie sweatshirt (yes!) and your sweet, sexy self.

5-6pm: Wine and Cheese Happy Hour

At The Living Room

6-7pm: Potluck Dinner

Join us for dinner at The Living Room! Bring a dish to share.

Sunset: COIL: Circus of Illumination

Live music, acrobatics, comedy, fire, burlesque, juggling, video projections and more! Bring your own camp chair.

9pm: Mama Mia the Sing Along

Come decked out in your Abba best and sing along to all the cult classics. Dress to impress. You know that you have been dying to rock those bell-bottoms. At “Just Waiting on Ewe” Walk-in Movie Camp.

9-9:30pm: Hot CoCo is proud to present “The Spiral into Fertility 2.0”

Please come to the Volcadexteras Fire Stage and enjoy our collaborative fire dance production which we hope to perform in the Fire Conclave at Burning Man )'(

9pm-12midnight: FIre and Ice

Come hang out with us for fun and drinks!

9:30pm: House Party

Come crash our house party at The Living Room!

Saturday’s Events

10am: Acroyoga workshop

Build community, strength, coordination, and trust during this playful practice. Acroyoga combines yoga, acrobatics, and therapeutic Thai massage. Come sober and bring a blanket or yoga mat.

11-11:45am: Group Meditation at Shangri-LaLa

Gathering as a group magically enhances the meditation experience. Join with us for a guided visualization leading into silent meditation. Comfy seating is limited so you may want to bring your own.

11am-1pm: Advanced Aerial and Acro Playtime

12noon: Grilled Cheese Hangover Brunch

We’re making grilled cheese for you at The Living Room.

12noon-2pm: Banana Respublika / Camp Monkey Business

Come to the protective confines of the Banana Respublika and monkey around with the potassium proletariat in the Soul Monkey Lounge. We’ll be serving up banana desserts with a heaping side of Motown Soul Ghetto Funk!

12noon-4pm: Camp Wardrobe MalFUNKtion

Open for costuming & our ongoing runway fashion show. Get costumed with our fashion experts & saunter down our runway to the pulsating, gyrating beats of our stellar Dj’s. Also featuring our roaming crew of fashion police. Citation recipients will be taken into custody for makeovers.

12noon-9pm: Fire Convergence

The first necessary stop to spin fire at Apogaea. Fire Convergence has been built up for fire performance by fire performers and intends to be home to the fire play/performance community. Besides being the centerpiece for Conclave check in, we will act as a constant spin jam thanks to the Rickjob Spin-kat art project. Convergence will certainly be the place to make all your spirals become reality.

1-2:30pm: Naked Non-Sexual Almond Oil Contact Improv Dancing

Join us at Camp Contact for a fun non-sexual, naked, almond oil contact improv dancing. You must arrive on time for the setting intention and safety circle. This is our chance to connect back to our innocence – moving freely in our skin free of judgment! This experience is like a human dynamic slip and slide. At the end we will process what came up for everyone..fear, laughter, joy, child-like spirit, sexual energy, embarrassment, awkward sensations. This is a show up as you are authentically event! Participants only! Facilitated by: Queen Bee – brookyates@gmail.com

2pm: Inaugural Apogaea Classic No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament

Enjoy an afternoon of poker with your fellow Apogaeans at Just Waiting on Ewe camp. Free entry of course, no experience is necessary. I will provide basic lessons and etiquitte for those who have never played No-Limit Texas Hold’em. The winner will receive the Apogaea Classic tiara and sash. Dealer and snacks provided.

2-3pm: A Mother’s Love

Relive your childhood with a tasty homemade cookie and an ice cold cup of milk. BYOMug. Soy, coconut, and lactose free varieties available. Cookie choices will also include vegan, sugar free, and gluten free.

3pm: Movement, Play and Intimacy (Into me see)

A sweet, nourishing class to dive deep and explore creative movement, play and sharing. A blend of creative movement, contact, giving and receiving, seeing and being seen, and sharing nurturing healing touch. At Camp Contact.

3-4:30pm: The High Flying Unicorns present: A Circus Wedding Extravaganza

Two of the highest of flyers and most fuckingest of unicorns are tying the knot at Apogaea- Jill and Aaron. Witness a wedding like no other, as they share their love (and their friends share their love with them) through the art of the circus. Come see a three ring spectacle by some of the most talented performers in the community. Behold the beauty of aerial fabric, aerial hoop, duo fabric, hula hoops, poi, and acro-balance performances. Show your support for the couple as they exchange wedding vows and share a first dance in the air, and stay for cupcakes and cocktails.

4pm: Panel: Sex with Pregnant Women

At Camp Contact

4-6pm: Afternoon Delight

The ladies of Girl Scout Troop BRC 69 will be bringing you a late afternoon treat – Cookies! We will wandering around Apogaea delivering deliciousness. Keep your eyes open!

4:20pm: 4:20:00

At The Living Room.

4:30-5:30pm: The Science of SoundPuddle

A workshop on the technology and inner workings of the SoundPuddle art installation. Learn about the open source electronics that make it all possible, and see live demonstrations of the science of sound.

5:30pm: Apo-A-Go-Go Slappy Hour Burlesque Show

Camp Wardrobe MalFUNKtion is delighted to present, for your viewing pleasure, the Apo-A-Go-Go Slappy Hour Burlesque Show and Talent Review. Bring a camp chair, sit back and relax as Apogaea’s bountiful, bodacious, burlesque bombshells and bulging boytoys strut their sexy stuff on our stage in a spicy, pre-burn, strip-tease show. ****Camp Wardrobe MalFUNKtion respectfully requests, no photography of the performers during the show without specific permission from the performers.****

7-8:30pm: WDYDWYD photography project

Come be a part of this Worldwide community-art project to answer the question: “Why do you do what you do?” Portraits and video clips will be taken and shared with you and the community (by permission only, of course). Meet in front of the effigy – look for the girl with the camera. To see examples of this collaborative photography project visit: http://wdydwyd.ning.com/

Sunday’s Events

6-10am: Hide and Go Wake Ishe!

It’s early morning Sunday, the event is winding down, and the sound is off; is the party over? Hell no, you’re still loaded! Do you have to hear “Gold Dust” just ONE MORE TIME??? Then go find Ishe’s tent and yell your requests until magic happens!