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Motion Notion 2016: A Photo Journal by KreateLove


Arriving to the stages, the lighting upgrade to the Temple stage was evident. Lasers and more lights created a mystical setting to dance the night away.


After the rain storms of 2015, the fabric to provide some shelter at the Temple stage was a welcome bit of respite from the potential elements.


The paths between stages are well lit and entice attendees to adventure at night time. This particular pathway leads to PK Sound’s Cabana stage.

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This year PK’s Cabana stage also got a revamp. Traditionally made with bamboo, brightened and enhanced with different lighting techniques, this year the stage was made into a giant tiki head. At night it came alive with video mapping, moving and morphing, creating a visual journey to enhance the aural journey.


Fire art between the stages lights up the night and gives attendees a place to gather for chats and warmth against the cool nights of the Rocky Mountains.


A dancer shows the latest in prop toys. Her dreamcatcher is a departure from the average staff, poi and hoop options.


Costume culture is an important part of North American festivals.


It’s always Wine O’clock at Motion Notion.


The Nest, the third stage at Motion Notion showcased VJs alongside DJs. The entire inside surface of the dome was video mapped with psychedelic images.


Festivals aren’t just for music and dancing. Motion Notion provides the perfect backdrop for kicking back and laughing it up with friends.


DJ Wakcutt from Golden B.C. ends his 20 years of DJing set unexpectedly by breaking out his lap guitar.


DJ Jams based in Calgary, Alberta takes the party to the deeper side of D’n’B.


Like at many festivals, LED props and prop dancers light up the night at Motion Notion.


The lighting crew at the Cabana Stage silhouette the crowd with impressive lighting techniques.


TC plays a killer set to the crowd at the Cabana in support of his newest album Unleash the Wolves.


Party-goers soak up the rays and have a little fun on a slip ‘n’ slide by the cool, blue water.


Western Canadian house and techno label Substation Recordings bang out their best sounds in an afternoon label showcase featuring label members.


There’s something about the atmosphere of a festival that brings out the love between partners.


There’s nothing like spotting a DJ partying. Here, DJ Slynk shows that it’s not all business.


The beauty of festivals – not knowing where the road ends, but knowing the journey will be worth it.

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