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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

Composition and Awareness - Benjamin Castelli and Johanna Bachmayr-Heyda

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Create a game through mere improvisation, without rules, to amuse yourself and the people around you. Through different theatre techniques and games, participants are challenged to widen their self awareness in space. By tuning into the others, and playing with what they offer, a story can be told through action and reaction.

Learn to Use Kinesiology - Tessa Jones

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

What is kinesiology and how might one use it? Learn how to use kinesiology (muscle testing) confidently so that you can assess whether a substance is good for you or bad. Learn acupressure points to use with kinesiology for a fuller assessment.

Wifi, Cellphones and RFEMR - Sue Grey LLB(Hons), BSc, RSHDipPHI

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Sue is regarded as New Zealand’s expert in the law and policy relating to radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation and electro-sensitivity, raising awareness about the biological effects of radio-frequency waves, wifi, and cellphones particularly for children, and can advise on actions that can be taken to reduce unnecessary exposure.

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...

Amazing Birth - Tracy Botica

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

As minimisation of risk and disconnection from body and nature dominate mainstream birthing, the need for us to understand the wonders and benefits of physiological birthing increases. Explore the incredible changes that occur in mother and child when birth occurs without intervention and discuss why this is so important for us as a social, sustainable species.

Zumba® - Ngaire Piggott

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Ngaire presents a super fun, funky Zumba®/dance workout that is suitable for anyone. Zumba is fantastic because it uses a variety of different dance rhythms like African, tango, salsa, reggaeton, hip hop, belly dance.... you name it. With choreography simple enough for anyone to be able to participate, experience the pure joy from such a fun unified dance session. It’s really awesome!

The Roald Dahl Show by Nick Duval-Smith, Teller of Tales - Nick Duval-Smith

KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

Do you know how Roald Dahl ended up in Africa? Inspired by these adventures, he wrote poems about Dirty Beasts! And what about your favourite Roald Dahl books? One of Dahl’s favourite things was confectionary, I will have you know. I shall tell you about all this and more… Come along and settle in for some wonderful tales and scary stories!

 

 

5Rhythms® Elemental Waves - Kat Worth

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Earth, Fire, Water, Air, Ether; Dancing the Elements through the 5Rhythms® Map. We move in mindfulness with all that is within and without us. Our inner and outer landscapes. Drawing on the surrounding environment, our Wave resonates with the Grounding Earth, our Fiery Passion, Watery mysterious depths, Air current connectivity and the Oneness of Ether and spirit.

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.

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.

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.

 

 

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.

 

Perineal Steaming and Vaginal Steaming - Elizabeth Stein

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

An ancient medicine for modern times. Come find out what the hype is about and how to do a steam safely at home. Explanatory and clothes on demo workshop only. Feel inspired and confident in doing your own steams. Open to men and women.

This workshop builds on the previous workshop by delving into the history and proper technique of an art form that is very beneficial for men and women, but especially for women as it...

Ignite the Inner Fire: Digestive Health & Vitality - Niels Kloumbérg (Anahata Yoga Retreat)

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

The digestive system is at the core of the body, the inner fire, which digests food and life experiences, as well as distributes nutrients and vitality. The solar plexus area is thought of as the centre of health, influencing all other body systems which affect the mind and emotions.

West African Dance - Annika Wagenhoff

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Bring your comfy clothes, bare feet, a taste for trying something new and join in the fun of learning energetic and expressive dance moves to djembe rhythms from West Africa. West African dance is about joy and freedom through movement, celebration, and feeling our connection with the earth and a sense of community. Wontanara!

Local Food & Seed Sovereignty - Robina McCurdy

ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Find out about attempts to counteract the decline in seed varieties and the rise of corporate control over our food and seeds. Learn how permaculture and community development methods applied to bioregional food resilience can recharge local economies. Short film clips produced by the Localising Food Project serve as supportive evidence for this.

 

Dancing Freedom: Love in Action - Richard and Lydia

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Use dance, movement, breath and sound to explore how to take all the information that fuels your passion to feel energised andjoy-filled. Be guided deeper into each of the elements; earth, water,fire, air and ether for a deep sense of connection to self, one another and your capacity to share fully in the world.

Tomorrow's Voice Today - Aralyn Doiron

KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

This is a space for speaking from the heart and deep listening. In a rapidly changing world, this circle encourages the next generation to explore their current lives and shape the future they want to inhabit. To empower youth in knowing they have value, and can work together to create the world they want to see.

How to Determine Your Unique Diet - Dr. Sam Shay, DC

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Want to make educated choices about your foods? Dr Sam explains over 10 major diet trends. Discover a clear, logical way to determine one's unique diet based on one's unique lifestyle, genetics, anthropology, personal beliefs, health needs, personal resources, and the environment. Identify your basic metabolic needs and which macronutrient profiles best fit you.

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!

Bollywood Bliss - Shamila Rasa

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Bollywood Bliss workshops give you the experience of being part of a fun and cheeky Bollywood Dance Troupe! Learn expressive movement, connect with others, work as a team and improve your memory through recalling dance choreography incorporates a fun warm up, melodrama, Indian culture, yoga and relaxation. Perform as a flash mob during the festival!

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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What an amazing experience!! Thanks to everyone for sharing the peace, love, smiles and groovy vibes! Now to head out and spread the love, inspiration and creativity of the mystical mountain. Love you all xxxx

Sarah Cooney

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