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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

Luminate Eco Tour - Gayle Murphy

THINK WORKSHOPS

An opportunity to explore Luminate's pioneering eco initiatives, gain knowledge and insight of our systems and ask any questions you might have.

The Law of Time: The Foundation of the New Culture and Ancient Civilisations - Vasumi

THINK WORKSHOPS

Diving into the Mayan Calendar, its roots, branches and highest flowering through ancient civilisations of the past. Could it possibly be the foundation for the new time? Participants will receive their 'Galactic Signatures' to explore the relevance of the Mayan Dreamspell.

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...

Mushroom Home Cultivation - Aidan Kelly

ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Receive a foundational understanding of fungal ecology and home scale cultivation of mushrooms. Learn to think resourcefully about home scale food production re-using products like plastic containers, coffee grounds, tea bags, lawn clippings, garden compostable material etc. A follow up session covers some medicinal and technological applications of fungi.

 

 

Galactic Communication Optimisation - Grayham Forscutt

THINK WORKSHOPS

Luminate functions as a mini prototype community, an invitation protocol for entry into the galactic community............... Starseed and Starkids number over 100,000,000. Are you one? ... ... ... ... ... Earth as a living Being has similar energy lines as human chi lines. This grid is Gaia's Lightbody, and the interface for cosmic forces (a kind of planetary acupressure). Star Families and Ultraterrestrials are masters at grid engineering - we can learn this too......................

Creative Flax Weaving for Beginners - Maureen Harte and Beate Franke

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Small 'Magic Kete’. Learn how to prepare flax, ready for weaving, and to weave a small two-corner kete. Come away with a completed small weaving having learnt some basic weaving techniques. Continue again later on when we make Small ‘Rourou’in the next workshop. We will open with a waiata and mihi/introductions for both workshops.

Sacred Sounds: Kirtan - Anahata Yoga Retreat, The GayaTree and Guest Kirtanists

SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Open your heart and clear your head with “kirtan”. Join Anahata Yoga Retreat and The GayaTree Kirtan band every evening 7-8pm for joyful singing and dancing in this uplifting Yoga practice of call-and-response singing of transformative mantras.

 

 

 

Blissful Reflexology - Shanti Smith

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Come experience some blissful foot work! Foot reflexology is a simple and easy to learn, hands-on healing tool. In this workshop you will learn the basic techniques for reflexology and gain an understanding of the principles behind the therapy – and you’ll find that giving and receiving are one and the same!

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.

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.

 

 

Awakening Shakti: Womb Journey; for Women and Men - Ellie Wilde

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Journey through the seven energetic gates within the womb to activate creativity and a deeper connection to the Divine Feminine. Learn shamanic tools to release energy, clear and activate more life-force energy bringing power and presence to your physical and emotional body. Gain more trust, gratitude, devotion and innocence in your sexuality.

Sacred Relationships - Inki Tāne

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

This workshop will present the perspective held by many indigenous tribes worldwide: we, as humans, are not above the natural world but rather an intricate part thereof. An examination of our sacred relationship with varying plant and animal species through both physical as well as metaphysical lenses will be offered.

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!

 

Songlines & The Planetary Grid - Deya Dova

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Singer, Producer and Visionary, Deya Dova presents an audiovisual talk on the science, origins and experience of the Earth's energetic field – the Planetary Grid. The presentation inspires a relationship withour own personal Songlines and a sense of deep ecology through remembering our symbiotic connection with living, breathing, sentient Earth.

Pounamu: Ascension Tool of Aotearoa - Mark McPherson

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Learn about the historic importance of Pounamu in ancient cultures. Find out how Pounamu is formed. Learn how the stone is worked and how we can access its inner beauty. Discover how the stone interacts with human beings, namely its vibratory frequency and how it can embed into our heart chakra.

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.

Introduction to Theatre of Liberation - Andy Dolling

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

For justice and freedom! Through the use of dramatic games investigate ideas of oppression/ liberation in an embodied way. Play games to co-create possible new realities and understand old forms of control that are unconsciously preventing us from achieving freedom. Come and embrace solidarity and endless potential in ourselves, each other and the world!

Act Up! - Hester Phillips

KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

"Many people don't discover how creative they are until something forces them to think outside the square." – Anonymous.

Explore the art of creating spontaneous drama. Working alone and with others through fun games and activities, the thrill of improvised drama is yours for the taking.

Stiltness - Benjamin Castelli and Johanna Bachmayr-Heyda

KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

Walk on 'stranger' feet! Although to most people it seems something impossible, stilt-walking is just a matter of finding your balance and trust in your own body. Gain more consciousness in your movements and balance and  trespass inner borders to have fun and play entertaining, yourselves and others.

Canaan Downs Collective: Kaitiaki - Gayle Murphy

THINK WORKSHOPS

An hour long presentation giving an overview of the cooperative land ownership that is underway at Canaan Downs, the vision and values, aims and objectives of the Canaan Collective. Gain insight into how you can become part of this amazing visionary project that is taking care of the land where Luminate is held. We will take a walk around Canaan to see the regenerating forest, get to know more of the land, and experience the abundant beauty there.

Team Building for Teens - Courtney Brooke

KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

Have an outrageously fun time connecting with each other through movement, games and group problem solving. These challenging activities will require communication, planning, perseverance, and a little bit of good humor. We'll have an exciting time while connecting our experiences back to real life situations and understanding the connections between ourselves and others a little better. Teens 13 to 17.

 

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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