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Luminate Festival 2017

Waste Minimisation

 

Luminate aims to go further than the three R’s, encouraging participants into a new era of ownership, creating less “waste” at source. All participants, suppliers and crew are empowered with inspiring initiatives that are educational and informative. Pioneering closed loop systems and guidelines support these initiatives that reach far out from the event site.


No rubbish bins or recycling on site

·        pack out what you bring in and leave no trace

·        bring products with minimal or no packaging

·        a focus on reducing waste at source on all levels

·        everyone is responsible to deal with any waste they generate

·        directions are given to local recycling and refuse centres

·        clean environment bond for food vendors

·        micro rubbish collected daily and post event by the eco amenities team


Bring Your Own Containers

·        vendors are not allowed to provide food or drinks in disposable plates or cups

·        bring your own containers & cutlery, or hire ceramics from Luminate

·        dishwashing facilities are provided for your convenience

·        vendors are not allowed to sell products in cans, bottles or packaging

·        bring your own water bottle and fill it for free from Canaan’s pure spring water


Composting and closing loops

·        all toilets are compost toilets (see here for more info)

·        all food scraps from the market are composted

·        all food scraps from food vendors are collected and composted

·        participants are encouraged to compost personal food scraps in the central compost

·        all organic matter is added into the humanure pile to form a thermophilic system

·        compost is used to fertilise the land on site


Reusing Resources

·        infrastructure, art and décor are all created using re-cycled materials and by re-using and up-cycling resources

·        natural building materials are used where possible, eg bamboo, untreated timber

·        natural materials are used for décor and art where possible, eg harakeke, bamboo

·        90 per cent of all timber used for building is recycled or donated

·        everything from the furniture and appliances to the nuts and bolts are meticulously reused year on year

Workshops 2017

Stiltness - Benjamin Castelli and Johanna Bachmayr-Heyda

KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

Walk on 'stranger' feet! Although to most people it seems something impossible, stilt-walking is just a matter of finding your balance and trust in your own body. Gain more consciousness in your movements and balance and  trespass inner borders to have fun and play entertaining, yourselves and others.

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.

Tomorrow's Voice Today - Aralyn Doiron

KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

This is a space for speaking from the heart and deep listening. In a rapidly changing world, this circle encourages the next generation to explore their current lives and shape the future they want to inhabit. To empower youth in knowing they have value, and can work together to create the world they want to see.

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.

Yin/Yang and the 5 Elements in Traditional Acupuncture - Alan Jansson

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

The relationship between hot and cold, light and dark, activity and rest, life and death, and the 5 elements earth, metal, water, wood and fire – these are the fundamental underpinnings of the 3000 year-old philosophy upon which traditional acupuncture is based. Alan will share the understanding that he has gleaned from 30 years of practice.

Discussion will include how we are affected individually and collectively by our interdependence upon our planet and its myriad of climates. How...

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.

Real Ways to Change Our World Fast - Laurence Boomert

THINK WORKSHOPS

Learn about creating adaptive, thriving, future-focused communities. Be inspired with the possibilities, invigorated with a sense of can-do, and learn of real ways to make good things happen fast. Change the way you see money, power and possibility with models that people across Aotearoa and the world are using today to make a better world.

Conscious Communication - Mordecai Matan

THINK WORKSHOPS

Via fun exercises in interchanging pairs explore concepts such as saying yes, no and maybe; expressing judgement, the mechanics of boundaries, and different aspects of consent: giving, receiving, taking and allowing. Awareness is focused on basic concepts in our everyday relating with others. Gain a greater sense of mindfulness, responsibility and ownership in interpersonal communication.

Local Food & Seed Sovereignty - Robina McCurdy

ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Find out about attempts to counteract the decline in seed varieties and the rise of corporate control over our food and seeds. Learn how permaculture and community development methods applied to bioregional food resilience can recharge local economies. Short film clips produced by the Localising Food Project serve as supportive evidence for this.

 

Galactic Communication Optimisation - Grayham Forscutt

THINK WORKSHOPS

Luminate functions as a mini prototype community, an invitation protocol for entry into the galactic community............... Starseed and Starkids number over 100,000,000. Are you one? ... ... ... ... ... Earth as a living Being has similar energy lines as human chi lines. This grid is Gaia's Lightbody, and the interface for cosmic forces (a kind of planetary acupressure). Star Families and Ultraterrestrials are masters at grid engineering - we can learn this too......................

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!

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.

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!

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!

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.

K-I-S-S: Keep It Simple Singing - Georgia Duder-Wood

SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

A fun and informative seminar to understand the fundamentals of good vocal technique. Learn how to increase your vocal range, power, resonance, clarity and authenticity with an extremely effective and easy to remember 5-point checklist. Learn and apply simple concepts to increase confidence in song. Suitable for beginner or advanced singers.

Mushroom Home Cultivation - Aidan Kelly

ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Receive a foundational understanding of fungal ecology and home scale cultivation of mushrooms. Learn to think resourcefully about home scale food production re-using products like plastic containers, coffee grounds, tea bags, lawn clippings, garden compostable material etc. A follow up session covers some medicinal and technological applications of fungi.

 

 

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...

Team Building for Teens - Courtney Brooke

KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

Have an outrageously fun time connecting with each other through movement, games and group problem solving. These challenging activities will require communication, planning, perseverance, and a little bit of good humor. We'll have an exciting time while connecting our experiences back to real life situations and understanding the connections between ourselves and others a little better. Teens 13 to 17.

 

Source Singing: A Singing Workshop for Women - Tui Mamaki

SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

As women, the anatomy within our pelvis and within our throat/larynx, bears an uncanny resemblance. Vocal chords look just like miniature vaginas! Increase your creative flow, your mojo, your peace. Deepen your connection with your voice - both physical and metaphorical. A workshop for singers, poets, maidens, mothers, crones, and all those in-between.

Condor Meets the Eagle - Kari Barron

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

A sharing of shamanic & ancient wisdom from North & South America. Participants will learn about ceremonial practices, sacred healing plants and the art of smudging. Enjoy the experience of blessing the directions and shamanic rhythm & sound. Bring a drum or rattle!

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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