The Flaming-Juggle-Poi-Toy Zone 2012

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Applications for the Juggle Poi Toy Zone Crew are now closed.

The Flaming-Juggle-Poi-Toy-Zone offers an extensive program of circus style workshops catering for all ages and abilities, and hosts a spectacular array of fire/uv performers each night throughout the festival.

The Workshops run on Thursday 2nd February until Tuesday 7th February, 10am-midday & 2pm-6pm daily.

In the mornings the sessions are intended for children, offering kids the chance to explore and increase their skills on a daily basis. Activities include hula hoop, poi, juggling, stilt-walking, slackline, unicycling & flowersticks.

Afternoon sessions are open to all ages : The comprehensive list of circus skills on offer is HUGE!! Please see our workshop listings for more information...but as a taster - rope dart, whip cracking, double staff, partner poi, contact juggling & the list goes on!!

In the evenings you'll be enthralled and inspired by the beauty and skill demonstrated by workshop presenters who perform with fire and glow toys around the festival site.

You can even try your new moves in poi, staff, clubs etc with fire in our supervised 'virgin burner' slot.

Prepare to learn a lot, play a lot and be thoroughly entertained!
Some of New Zealand's finest performers and teachers join together for Luminate, to share skills and collaborate with each other offering team taught workshops, inspiration, fun and stunning performances.

Luminate is delighted to welcome back to the FJPTZ this year: Sugra Morley, (, The FireBugs ( & Panic Circus (

The Flaming-Juggle-Poi-Toy zone is wonderfully coordinated by Nikki from Jugglers Rest Picton - an awesome backpackers which welcomes all travelers whether you are a juggler, spinner, twirler, twister, balancer, hooper, or just need a place to stay...


Check out the Circus Workshops page for the complete list and more detailed info about each session.

The Flaming Juggle-Poi-Toy Zone workshop leaders and performers are:
Nikki - Jugglers Rest Backpackers
Jerrie Edwards - Lotus Fae
Rewi Bracey - Lotus Fae
Jeff Robinson - Lotus Fae/ The FireBugs
Kathryn Thesman - Wellington
Ben Prince - The FireBugs
Jethro Hardinge - The FireBugs
Keir Russell - The FireBugs
Bobby Krupitzka - The FireBugs
Tama Braithwaite-Westoby - The FireBugs
Mariya Semenova - The FireBugs
Shaw Lester - The FireBugs
Fredrik Soderstrom -The FireBugs
Logan Gothie - The FireBugs
Mat Kohey- Highly Flammable
Xanthe Naylor- Highly Flammable
Simon Venebles - Chile
Tai Fernandez - Chile
Russ Taylor - Staff Guru Collective, Christchurch
Chris Panic - Panic Circus, UK -
Sugra Morley - Sugra the Juggler, Christchurch.
Qwinz Dudek - Christchurch
Ryan Walker - Nelson
Tom Honchae - Nelson

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Circus Workshops

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Beginners Poi for adults & children

Beginners Poi for adults & children

Giving you an understanding of the base elements of poi - planes, simple turns, weaves & butterfly mo...

Double Staff

Double Staff

All the skills of single staff spinning but with double the fun! The art of spinning, throwing, catching,...


We have a selection of childrens' stilts available to learn on - suitable from 4-10 years & a few adu...

Hula Hooping

Hula Hooping

Beginners, intermediate & advanced hoop moves including: how to keep a hoop spinning whilst dancing, ...

Rope Dart

How to control a rope dart, including wrapping it up and unwrapping it from your body, wide arc spins and...

Live Stage 2012

  • The Barons of Tang
  • Wild Marmalade
  • OKA
  • Ganga Giri
  • Ott
  • Emok
  • Phony Orphants
  • James Monro
  • America Grenell and Band
  • Emeralds and Greenstone
  • Janover
  • Prosad
  • Matiu Te Huki



Cosmic Corner



Fling Juggling

Golden Bay Organics Home of Poi Jugglers Rest, Picton LightStyle Web Native Harmonics
Nelson Environment Centre Seafront Design Shamans Garden Tasman District Council Village Theatre Takaka

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