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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

Lacto-Fermentation: How to Make Sauerkraut - Inna Alex

ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Lacto-fermentation creates foods which are more nutritious than they were before being preserved by introducing beneficial flora and probiotics to foods. Learn to make sauerkraut (from cabbage) in lacto-fermented fashion. Discover the ancient art, taste and take home knowledge applicable to a variety of vegetables in this hands-on demonstration.

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.

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.  

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.

Free Mind, Open Heart: Mindfulness in Everyday Life - Swami Karma Karuna (Anahata Yoga Retreat)

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

You cannot always choose the outside circumstances in life, but you can choose HOW you respond to them. Learn meditation tools to manage the mind and emotions, becoming present, free and open in the midst of different life experiences. Bring the feel-good factor off the mat and into daily life activities.

 

 

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.

Fusion Belly Dance - Tracey Saunders

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Tribal Fusion Belly Dance is a modern form of belly dance that draws on traditional belly dance movements and fuses them with other forms of dance such as hip hop, flamenco and Indian classical dance to name a few - the result is beautiful fluid and interesting mix of ancient and modern.

Muscle Testing for Health - Kimberley Jade

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Kimberley Jade from Jade Energies will present this workshop based on the concept of internal energy fundamental to traditional Chinese medicine and used in kinesiology. Muscle testing is a non-invasive way of evaluating the body and assessing its needs. You will learn to whole body test and muscle test yourself and others.

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!

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!

The Sound Journey - Sika Deer

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Close your eyes. Lie down and experience the power of primordial sounds as Sika plays didjeridoos, drums, flutes and rattles. A sound journey is powerful and deep! Enabling people to move through obstacles within themselves, it invokes healing and profound transformations that can be carried into day-to-day life, connecting you with your source of power.

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.

Natural Soap Making - Sarah Page

ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Make your own natural Palm oil free soap using only natural ingredients including organic goats milk, natural colourings and essential oils. Goats milk soap is an intensely nourishing and very gentle soap which is ideal for children and babies and anyone who has skin problems. No natural additives are added and the soap is pure and simple.

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!

Natural Self-Dentistry - Courtney Brooke

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Our teeth, the trees. That's right – our gums and teeth are alive! And there are practices we can include in our daily rhythms to keep our mouths healthy and even repair our teeth without having to spend time in the chair of conventional dentistry. Come learn how clean up your dental habits with holistic, natural dentistry.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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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