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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

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.

 

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!

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!

Tame the Beast of Addiction - Dr. Sam Shay, DC

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Empower yourself with a simple, secular, and successful 5-step method to reverse the cycle of addiction. Whether it's sugar, food, video games, tech, social media, shopping, working, smoking, or otherwise, Dr Sam provides the tools, resources and models to free yourself from compulsive, addictive behaviour.

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.

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.

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.

 

Conscious Cuddling - Diane Sparks

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Touch is a valuable, nurturing and often pleasurable part of life, which is more potent when done Consciously. This workshop will encourage and increase awareness in a safe and playful way with all contact fully clothed and consensual. Please bring something to lay on.

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!

 

 

Thai Yoga Massage & Therapeutic Flying - Debora O'Callaghan & Tobias Castelli

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Take a journey of true listening with all that you are through "The art of Touch”, down on the ground and up in the air. Focus on the healing, relaxing and rejuvenating practices of Thai Yoga Massage and Therapeutic Flying.

ATS® (American Tribal Style Belly Dance): Essentials - Tracey Saunders

MOVE WORKSHOPS

American Tribal Style® Belly Dance allows dancers to create performances together without choreographies using group improvisational techniques and non-verbal communication. Learn basic improvisational techniques along with core movements from the fast and slow ATS® vocabularies. Once the core movements have been covered we'll look at as many of the advanced steps as time allows!

West African Drumming Meets Afro-Cuban Funk - Jimi Dale

SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Explore the techniques and differences between African and Afro-cuban/ Latin musical techniques and styles. Learn how polyrhythm works to create a different feel within music. Learn how to be creative in making your own music learning these techniques. No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and have fun!

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...

Djembe Mayhem - Miro Klima

SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

A high-energy, full-immersion African Drumming experience. Prepare to be swept off your feet, physically challenged, energised & inspired all at the same time, by the world's most advanced, natural dance music that you will be co-creating.

Simple Stress Reduction That Works - Dr. Sam Shay, DC

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Learn how to positively change the 9 major factors that manifest as mental/emotional stress. Understand that not all stress in the mind is caused by stress in the mind. Discover a true, down-to-earth, model of a mind-body medicine that is practical and understandable.

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.

YogaRhythms, Wild & Free - Rire Norman and Hayley Melrose

MOVE WORKSHOPS

YogaRhythms is a co-creation between the twin vehicles of yoga and music designed to ignite unity and connection on the dance floor!

A Yoga Rhythms Journey is carefully curated around a solid foundation of live music, & powerful electronic world rhythms & bass music all DJ’d live to guided Prana Flow Yoga, kundalini dance, breath-work, ecstatic dance and sealed with a multi sensory sound bath.

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.

FreeDance: Connect - Nik Chung

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Be guided to explore sensations, thoughts, emotions and spirit with verbal cues through 90mins of tantalising music. FreeDance: Connect is an ecstatic dance experience with carefully chosen music that invites you to connect with yourself, the environment and others to create a joyful collective consciousness, celebrating our synergy as one.

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...

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.

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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