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Artist spotlight
Niki Tao
Niki Tao
Music, Yoga & Movement
Nikita, also known as Dj Niki Tao, is a free-spirited nomad. His transformative journey commenced in India, where he resided for a profound year and a half, immersing himself in the practices of yoga, bhakti yoga, tantra, meditation, and mastering the enchanting art of playing the Bansuri, an Indian bamboo flute. Throughout the past decade, Nikita has delved into various disciplines, including the Wim Hof method, diverse breathwork techniques, Vipassana meditation, the ethereal art of overtone singing, and the exhilarating realm of Ecstatic Dance. Singing and dancing have perpetually been integral components of his existence and he holds the unwavering belief that the art of dancing and singing resides within each and every person. Driven by this belief, Nikita aspires to cultivate environments where people can liberate themselves from inhibitions and societal constraints, embracing their raw emotions and expressing their truest selves. This harmonious connection to the core of our being, as we are, lies at the heart of his mission.
Within the festival setting, Nikita assumes the role of coordinator for the Mystic Lounge stage where he curates a mystical ambiance through his selection of multicultural downtempo music. Moreover, he orchestrates interactive sound journeys, singing sessions, and jam circles, aiming to dissolve the boundaries between performer and participant, allowing each individual to embrace their artistic potential. In Nikita's vision, every person becomes an artist, where the collective experience transcends conventional roles and fosters a profound sense of unity.
Being a DJ over a decade, he discovered ecstatic dance in Arambol, Goa in 2014 and since then have been developing, reshaping and expanding his understanding of it, experimenting and finding optimal approach in DJ-ing and facilitating, helping people connect with their bodies and express themselves freely through movement.

On the dance floor Niki Tao serves up a fusion of different genres from downtempo to ethno-jungle tribal and global beats often along with his overtone-singing and Bansuri (Indian flute) playing, but without attachment to particular style Nikita selects music that triggers a wide range of emotions, helping dancers to turn them into a dance.
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