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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

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...

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.

Open Floor Dance - Hester Phillips

MOVE WORKSHOPS

"You can dance anywhere, if only in your heart." – Anonymous.

Open Floor is a dance floor discovery zone and a full-hearted movement meditation. On the Open Floor we move and include: good days and tough ones, passion, hesitance, joy, sorrow, births, deaths and everything in between.  There are no steps to learn and no right or wrong ways to do things.

Hester will mix good music with clear guidance to inspire wild dances and tender...

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.  

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...

Three Soft Cheeses - Sarah Page

ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Be amazed by how simple cheese making actually is. Make a very simple cream type cheese, which is extremely versatile and can be used to make cheesecake or be mixed with various herbs and fruit for a delicious spread. Mix and drain prepared cheese and make a garlic and herb Boursin together with fully drained Curd.

Sacred Relationships - Inki Tāne

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

This workshop will present the perspective held by many indigenous tribes worldwide: we, as humans, are not above the natural world but rather an intricate part thereof. An examination of our sacred relationship with varying plant and animal species through both physical as well as metaphysical lenses will be offered.

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.

West African-Inspired Dance - Monica Evans

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Come to move and be moved by the high energy and collective joy of West African-Inspired dance. Shake, leap and stretch! Learn some sweet new moves, sing some songs, lay down a new choreography, and surprise yourself and others on the dance floors later… This workshop is for anyone and everyone – if you can move, you can dance!

We the World - Mik and Jacquie

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Join an interactive journey of discovery into the world we all share. Through the eyes of the incredibly rich and diverse tribal cultures of our planet encounter peoples you never knew existed. Hear voices that speak across past, present and future generations. Experience views that will widen your horizons. Enlightening, informative and inspiring.

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.

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.

AcroYoga: Connection and Play - Debora O'Callaghan & Wayne Hoover

MOVE WORKSHOPS

This beginner-friendly workshop will work on the FUNdamentals of AcroYoga – a beautiful practice that combines the dynamic wisdom of acrobatics, the awareness, breath and balance of yoga, and the healing, loving nature of Thai massage. Working with one or more partners these three disciplines are fused into sequences of inversions, flows and balances. Bring yoga mats.

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.

Awakening the Animal Instinct - Ben Dessard

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Explore physical limitations through high-intensity explosive movements to spark animal instinct. Within this challenging state heart and mind unite to create holistic strength. A fusion of breath work, yoga, primal movements and free self-expression invites you into a strengthening journey. Breathe heavily, let your voice be heard, and explore your physical potential.

The Authentic Yes and No - Regan Pryor

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Fear and communication barriers can be such a block to making deep connections with another. Learn how to own your true yes and no to gain the experiences that truly serve us. From this place we can own our desires and make clear requests while honouring the response of the other.

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'.

The Art of Activism - Mik and Jacquie

THINK WORKSHOPS

Explore the positive effects of art in the theatre of global activism. Evaluate the effectiveness of art activism. Use your creative skills to facilitate positive change in your personal and communal worlds. Build confidence in your creativity , share ideas, learn recognise the usefulness of art and ideas as a means of positive change in the modern world.

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.

Abundant Love - Lis Martinac

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Self-Love is the essential seed from which all things grow. Practice a powerful combination of ancient tools including singing mantra, pranayama and guided meditation. A discussion/introduction to loving practices will follow. Attendees will be given thought provoking exercises intended to help them connect deeply with themselves and create a self-loving shift. Lis will hold a follow up session focusing on ‘Fear or Love’.

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.

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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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