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Luminate Festival 2017

 

Welcome to Luminate, a vibrant festival of cutting-edge live & electronic music, visual & performing arts, inspirational knowledge sharing, and pioneering environmental initiatives. Stay tuned for Luminate 2017...

All Applications to Contribute to Luminate 2017 are Now Closed

Thankyou to all who have applied to contribute to Luminate 2017 in some way. All Applications are now closed. The full schedule of events wil be released very soon.

Last few days to apply! Circus, Media Team and Volunteer Applications soon to close!

These are the last few days for Photography and Video and Circus applications to be submitted, so if you are keen get them sent in!   Click here for Photography and Video: http://www.luminatefestival.co.nz/apply/photo-video   Click here for Circus: http://www.luminatefestival.co.nz/applications-2017/circus-space   Volunteer applications close on Thursday morning while the remaining Applications are reviewed. Set up crew, techies and foodies are still required! Watch this space should they reopen next week for final requirements!    Click here to apply to be a Volunteer: http://www.luminatefestival.co.nz/festival-info/volunteer   A massive thank you to all of you who have applied for the positions at this years Luminate Festival, the workshops and stage schedules are full of amazing acts, performers and presenters! Check them out in more detail under the Luminate Festival menu tab.... Its going to be awesome!

Volunteer applications are now open !

Applications for volunteers are now open!

Luminate Festival Educational and Spiritual Trust is run by a fantastic team of volunteers that work throughout the year and during the festival and we are looking for enthusiastic, motivated, vibrant people to join our team for 2017. Many skills are required throughout the set up, festival and pack down. For more information click here!

Workshops 2017

Authentic Connection and the Fundamentals of Tantra - Ellie Wilde

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Fun, interactive practices designed to open the heart, bring presence, awareness and more authenticity into your connection with others. Learn the three basic tantric keys to move energy through the body - breath, movement and sound. Learn how we can use them to clear energetic blockages, release emotion and cultivate more life-force energy.  

Yoga of Bass Ecstatic Bass Session - Claire Thompson and Desert Dwellers

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Join Yoga of Bass founder Claire Thompson for an Ecstatic Bass session with Claire’s yoga asana, free movement, deep stretch sequence. Infused with inspiration and humour, Yoga of Bass brings the full-frequency sound of a festival main stage sound system to your yoga practice, impacting all the chakras and immersing you in music.

Teach Your Passion - Claire Thompson

THINK WORKSHOPS

Learn how to develop your own workshop and bring your ideas and experience to life in your hometown and in the festival community. For this workshop, Claire is drawing from her experience creating several successful workshop series and touring them internationally, as well as her background as a life coach and branding consultant. You will get big ideas, ponder on tough questions, brainstorm, and receive practical advice. Bring a notebook, your passions, and your gifts!

The Sustainable Orchard - Sol Morgan

ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Learn how to establish and maintain a healthy, productive fruit garden. Gain knowledge on how to position fruits in your garden/microclimate, variety selection depending on climate, good planting technique, training & pruning methods and strategies to produce fruit with optimum health.

 

 

Face and Body Painting - AUMI

KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

This is an opportunity to have a one on one face or body painting session, encouraging imagination and self-confidence. Throughout the process of painting, the children will be invited to embody their design of choice and use it to creatively influence their day. Painting is a form of meditation; it’s a happy place where everything else in the world falls away.

Power Plants for Everyday Wellbeing - Annaliese Hordern

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Herbal medicine was traditionally a part of daily life. Today we are enjoying a resurgent interest in herbs and power plants for their benefits such as happiness, energy, relaxation and wellbeing. We want more out of life, to think clearer & smarter, to prevent dis~ease, to experience greater euphoria and to really enjoy ourselves.

Introduction to Ren Xue and Yuan Gong (Qigong) - Aiyanna Langemeijer

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Qi plays a vital role in our health. Explore how to connect and work with universal energy (Qi), how to make it your own and use it to heal and stay healthy. You get a chance to experience the connection between your mind, Qi and body and see how your mind has a profound influence on your body.

The Abundant Vegetable Garden - Sol Morgan

ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Learn how to design, plan, implement and manage a productive, healthy vegetable garden. Gain knowledge on key organic principles, design points to set up a well functioning garden, different garden development methods and strategies to maintain fertile soil and healthy crops.

 

 

Yin/Yang and the 5 Elements in Traditional Acupuncture - Alan Jansson

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

The relationship between hot and cold, light and dark, activity and rest, life and death, and the 5 elements earth, metal, water, wood and fire – these are the fundamental underpinnings of the 3000 year-old philosophy upon which traditional acupuncture is based. Alan will share the understanding that he has gleaned from 30 years of practice.

Discussion will include how we are affected individually and collectively by our interdependence upon our planet and its myriad of climates. How...

The Authentic Yes and No - Regan Pryor

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Fear and communication barriers can be such a block to making deep connections with another. Learn how to own your true yes and no to gain the experiences that truly serve us. From this place we can own our desires and make clear requests while honouring the response of the other.

Guided Partner Massage and Meditation - Claire Thompson

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Take the time to ground and connect at the festival. Participants pair up and are led through a simple and effective massage sequence (done through the clothes), while being guided to notice the mindfulness, gratitude, and interconnectedness that naturally arise while trading massages. Bring a friend to trade massages with, or find a friend at the workshop!

Conscious Communication - Mordecai Matan

THINK WORKSHOPS

Via fun exercises in interchanging pairs explore concepts such as saying yes, no and maybe; expressing judgement, the mechanics of boundaries, and different aspects of consent: giving, receiving, taking and allowing. Awareness is focused on basic concepts in our everyday relating with others. Gain a greater sense of mindfulness, responsibility and ownership in interpersonal communication.

5Rhythms® WildSacred Waves - Kat Worth

MOVE WORKSHOPS

5Rhythms® is a kick ass moving meditation practice. You will experience an open and permissive dance space to practice the Wave; Flowing Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, Stillness. Each Rhythm is interpreted in a uniquely personal way, opening us to new freedom and possibility that is both surprising and healing, exhilarating as well as deeply restorative.

West African Dance (Kids: 6-9 yrs) - Annika Wagenhoff

KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

Bring your comfy clothes and bare feet and you'll be set to join in the fun of learning some West African dance moves and a short routine. You will also to be able to incorporate your own moves with live African drumming to accompany you. Parents are welcome to watch and join in.

Some 'Live' Stories and Learning About Survival Skills for a Challenging World Ahead - Brian Maskell

KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

Brian M Maskell is a strategist and an organisation development consultant with more than 50 years of world-wide experience. He has a very broad background of experiences – in both public and private sectors. He has a particularly strong interest in areas of public law and associated government principles and ethics; in cases of government breaches of those principles and breaches of trust that people of a country necessarily reside in their government; and in the coupling of...

Awakening the Animal Instinct - Ben Dessard

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Explore physical limitations through high-intensity explosive movements to spark animal instinct. Within this challenging state heart and mind unite to create holistic strength. A fusion of breath work, yoga, primal movements and free self-expression invites you into a strengthening journey. Breathe heavily, let your voice be heard, and explore your physical potential.

The Abundance of Papatuanuku: Essential Oils and Our Health - Vasumi

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Explore the world of essential oils harvested from the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers and other parts of plants. Vasumi will be welcoming you with smells to excite your senses. Ingest some of these oils and discuss their healing properties for physical and emotional wellbeing. Also look to use them in creating wonderful food.

 

 

Native American Song Circle - Kari Barron

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Enjoy the experience of blessing the directions and shamanic rhythm & sound during an interactive song circle. Learn sacred ceremonial songs that will leave your heart buzzing!

Raranga Harakeke - Te Awhi Rito Hou

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Basic Raranga Harakeke (flax weaving). Information covered will include how to gather harakeke, preparation and tikanga around working with harakeke. Starting with simple plaiting skills to create easy works. With 2 weavers working together, we plan to offer a few different options of what you can weave in 2 hours. For those who are keen to do more, we will be able to extend you in the second session!

 

Cannabis As Medicine - Redwood Reider

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Join two of New Zealand's leading cannabis advocates to learn about the history of medicinal cannabis use, the science behind its health benefits, the current political and legal situation in NZ, your rights and what you can do to promote law change. Learn how to make healing root balms and how cannabis is used for medical conditions.

Audio Production - Ryan Whare (Ryanosaurus)

SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Take a peek into the mind of a producer and see a snippet of what it takes to make music in the 21st century.

World Class Music

Luminate's Live Stage offers an authentic, world class line-up of talented musicians, spanning many contemporary and traditional genres and artists who merge live music with digital/computer technology to forge new and exciting, integrated pathways of musical creativity and performance.

TheElectronic Zone line-up at Luminate 2015 is packed full of amazing international and local talent, pushing the boundaries of contemporary electronic genres, and providing a world class experience of diverse, cutting edge dance music. it's the only dedicated zone for 100% electronic music at Luminate.

Tribal hosts acoustic drumming & other native instruments in a wonderland of organic sculpture and much barefoot dancing around the fire. Bring your percussion, your fire toys, your inspiration and join in this sharing space.

The Chillout Lounge offers a comfortable place to chill out, lounge around, and enjoy a mug of chai or a bliss ball, whilst soothing atmospheric soundscapes permeate your cells and encourage a heightened state of quantum relaxation.

The Village Stage's pitch will have a powered stage with a couple of mics and speakers and be located in the food zone.

Inspirational Workshops

Luminate Festival offers a  wide selection of workshops like Permaculture, Bio Dynamics, Yoga, Aikido, Jikyo Jutsu, Qi Gong, Holistic health, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Native plant medicine, Harakeke, Maori Legends, African dance, to Belly dancing and lots more. At night a selection of enlightening movies & documentaries are screened.

Music workshops include Celtic guitar, Irish low whistle, Irish bouzouki, African drumming, Didgeridoo, songs of medieval Spain, Indian Vocalisation, Kirtan, Stagecraft, Improvisation, and Electronic music production using Abelton Live and Logic.

The dedicated Juggle-poi-toy circus zone hosts sessions on juggling, poi, staff, slackline, unicycling, stilts, whip cracking, silks/aerial, acrobalance, hulahoop, and lots more; most are suitable for kids and adults. At night the zone transforms into spectacular choreographed fire performances, and look out for the many roving performers too.

Amazing Range of Activities

The Market is a colorful, spacious area; the central happening ‘home’ of the festival, offering quality, yummy healthy food, a range of wonderful products, and a open mic stage! It’s a great place to catch up with friends over a mouth-watering meal, coffee, juice or snack, and for parents to relax while the children enjoy a variety of activities.

The "Healing Hub – Hauora", offers a wide range of healing experiences from various styles of massage and other bodywork to channeled readings and light workers.

At the Circus Space you will find an extensive program of circus style workshops catering for all ages and abilities, and hosts a spectacular array of fire/LED performers each night throughout the festival.

When we say that the Luminate Festival is Kidz friendly, we mean much more than just 'allowing' Kids to be there with their parents... We actually try to make the event a memorable experience for all the children who come and to support their parents to enjoy being there with them.


Until Luminate Festival 2017

Festival Schedule 2017

Festival Guide 2017

Live Stage 2017

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  • Desert Dwellers
  • Pitch Black
  • Ott & The All-Seeing I
  • Deya Dova
  • Dubarray
  • Kaminanda
  • My Baby
  • Ungus Ungus Ungus
  • Wild Marmalade
  • Formidable Vegetable Sound System
  • Zen Mechanics
  • Dark Nebula
  • Ryanosaurus
  • Unseen Dimensions
  • Interpulse

Electronic Zone 2017

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  • Zen Mechanics
  • Legacy
  • D-Sens
  • Twilight
  • Warp
  • Xsetra
  • Mr Squatch
  • Luna Orbit
  • Sub.conscious

Chillout 2017

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  • Conscious Comfort
  • Interpulse
  • Kaminanda
  • Matiu Te Huki
  • Mr Squatch
  • My Baby's Love in Tipi
  • Ott DJ set
  • Sixis
  • Ungus Ungus Ungus

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Luminate: to shine light, elevate spiritual consciousness, put a smile on your face; earth friendly festival of music, art, culture, intentional community, sustainability, celebration and inspiration; celebrating the ancient festival of Lughnasadgh, midway between the summer solstice and autumn equinox. Luminate Festival Educational and Spiritual Trust. Registered Charity CC43938