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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

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.

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!

Cultivate Your Life Force - Mordecai Matan

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Journey through a selection of techniques from Pranayama, Kriya Yoga, Ayurveda, Daoism and Qi-gung, clear the meridian channels, create awareness of the central channel, the micro-cosmic orbit and cultivate the nectar body. Remove emotional blockages, karmic participation blockages, bring vitality, longevity and even immortality with these transformative techniquesto create a daily practice.

 

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.

The Yoga of Sound and Music - Claire Thompson

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

In ancient India, one of the paths a yogi could study was that of the Yoga of Sound, or Nada Yoga. But how do we practice this in our modern world? From ancient techniques of cultivating silence and chanting, through examining the neuroscience of listening and embracing modern technology, to using music as meditation and mood changer, and finding full-on festival dance floor freedom. Discover how to connect with this powerful practice.

Women’s Ceremony: Isis Meets Maya - Vasumi

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

A gathering of women in a circle.Celebrate by embodying feminine archetypes. Work with these aspects of selves and explore their embodiments through different cultures and ages, in order to heal the past, reclaim our present moment, and be strong for the journeys to come.

Renewable You - Lisa Sherman

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Modern life can trigger our nervous systems into chronic fight/flight, causing stress, burnout, and health problems. Learn how to purposefully switch on your relaxation response with mindful movement that weaves together the energizing yang of flow yoga with the relaxing yin of qigong and meditation. Become a renewable resource for yourself and your community.

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.

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...

The Power of Sound – Sannyasin Atmabhava (Anahata Yoga Retreat)

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

This experiential workshop will combine an exploration of the voice as sound resonance and Nada (sound) Meditations from the Yogic tradition. Use sound to heal emotional disharmony, the 7 tones of the Chakra's and the mantra OM. Participants will learn the foundations of 'Nada Yoga Meditation', using sound as a form of meditation.

 

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 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.

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.

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.

Sound, Noise, Music and Humans; How Our Aural Landscapes Can Harm or Heal - Georgia Duder-Wood

SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

A presentation exploring sound and humanity and the potential for sound to shape the Aquarian Age. Topics include indigenous beliefs and creation myths, the physics of sound and vibration, sound healing, why singing heals, the Schumann resonance, music and emotion, and suggestions for how we can live more 'soundly'.

Creating Sustainable Human Habitats: Intentional Communities, Co-Housing and Ecovillages - Robina McCurdy

THINK WORKSHOPS

We 'visit' a diversity of communities around the world, and address some critical 'how to’s’e.g. how to build community from where you are right now, how to gather together the right people, how to gather sufficient resources to start, how to avoid typical pitfalls. Be sure and attend Robina’s other workshops as well!

 

 

Earth Building with Agari Farm - Dani Wolff and Earl Boyd

ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

An introduction to the earth building concept. Come and play with materials that make up what you need to build your own regenerative home! We'll explore testing, cob, mud bricks & appropriate passive design. The second workshop we will get muddy & go deeper into cob & mud bricks & will create our own community project, a mini earth structure!

Wheel of Consent - Regan Pryor

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Become aware of the energy dynamics when you meet someone and have an interaction. Who is taking, who is allowing, who is serving and accepting. These dynamics occur in every personal interaction and can be measured with the Wheel of Consent model created by Betty Martin. Explore gratitude, surrender, generosity, and integrity.

Ecstatic Presence - Diane Sparks

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

This is an active meditation, centred on guided movement, dance and stillness. It will help you to connect more deeply with your authentic self, and from that, connect to others. Some keywords: fun, play, release, depth, connection and Love.

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.

 

 

Havan: Ancient Fire Ceremony - Anahata Yoga Retreat

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

An ancient Vedic fire ceremony to invoke healing energy as well as harmonize and purify the self and surroundingenvironment. Make symbolic offerings from the heart space to the fire of transformation.

 

 

 

 

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.

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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

Experiences

The LUMINATE Festival is all kinds of things summed by one awesome title. I've gone the last two years now as a fire-dancer and have had such great experiences. Meeting so many cool people, dancing and having fun, and of c...

Tama Te Puea Braithwaite-Westoby
Fire Performer, PhD student in German Fairytales, Dunedin

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