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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

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!

 

 

PlayTime - The Laughter Guy (Gareth Edwards)

KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

Lets ring the school bell on normality and opens the door for PlayTime, a fusion of laughter yoga and silly song. Based on Laughter Yoga, PlayTime is the antidote to the stress of modern living; a shortcut to joy for all ages and abilities. Laughter guaranteed!

Along with song, the Laughter Guy uses laughter yoga, which is both modern and ancient. Traditionally called Hasya Yoga it is part of the Pranayama (Breath) branch of Yoga. Many disciplines...

Permaculture: An Ecological Design System for Productive Landscapes and Thriving Social Systems - Robina McCurdy and Alexandra Cachia

ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

An insight into how to work in harmony with nature to produce an abundance of food in a landscape of beauty. Discover how to integrate elements such as organic vegetable gardens, fruit trees, herbs, flowers and small animal systems, especially within our home environments - with a myriad of social benefits.

 

 

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.

Dancing Freedom: We Are Nature - Richard and Lydia

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Connect to your body as an extension of the earth and all of the elements. Dancing with the 5 elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether, intention and awareness allows us to engage and activate the innate intelligence of our bodies to access shamanic, somatic and ecstatic states for healing, self expression and a return to wholeness.

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.

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!

Food Philosophy - Ranieri Silva

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Food Philosophy is a little discussion on the important role food plays in our lives and how it brings people together. Discuss how food affects your environment and the importance of seasonal eating and the strong connection with the annual circle.

 

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.

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.

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.

Grow Your Own Spirulina - Tyson Hammond

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

This superfood is a micro-algae that is 70% Protein, rich in Vitamin A, B12 and Iron. Ideal for vegetarians and you can easily learn to grow it at home in your back yard.

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!

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.

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.

 

 

 

Principles of Good Government & Government Administration & Control: What Are They, Where Are They? - Brian Maskell

THINK 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...

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'.

West African Dance (Kids: 6-9 yrs) - Annika Wagenhoff

KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

Bring your comfy clothes and bare feet and you'll be set to join in the fun of learning some West African dance moves and a short routine. You will also to be able to incorporate your own moves with live African drumming to accompany you. Parents are welcome to watch and join in.

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!

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!

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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