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Luminate Festival 2015

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A wide range of circo-arts sessions is scheduled each day, many are suitable for all ages, please check the website and festival schedule for full details. Workshops include: Juggling with clubs, balls and other objects; Poi; Contact and Dragon Staff; Unicycling, Acrobalance; Hooping; Aerials (silks, hoop, rope, trapeze); Slackline; Devil Sticks; Fans; Rope Dart; Bugeng.

Click here to check the circus workshops!

Workshops 2015

Afro/Yoga - Asho Gevorgyan & Jimi Dale

Posted on 06/01/2015 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Afro/Yoga - Asho Gevorgyan & Jimi Dale

A Quantum breath meditation and an enlightening cultural experience! It blends African drumming, elemental dance stories and songs of Earth, Water, Fire and Air with a mix of Chi Gong, Pilates and Sufi . This an enlivening cultural experience for all ages and all skills levels.

 

Home grown Herbal Pharmacies and Growing Organic Spirulina - Tyson Hammond

Posted on 17/12/2014 at ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Home grown Herbal Pharmacies and Growing Organic Spirulina - Tyson Hammond

Learn about the different herbs and native plants you can grow at home, helping you create your own medicine chest in your own garden. The herbal pharmacy growing in your back garden, personalised to you and your family’s needs, becomes more complete with the growing of super-food - Organic Spirulina.

Drum Carving Workshop - Carlos Riegelhaupt

Posted on 06/01/2015 at ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Drum Carving Workshop - Carlos Riegelhaupt

Learn the old ways of carving a special instrument and how to be part of the transformation of a tree stump into a beautiful drum.

Permaculture: A Rhymer's Manual - Charlie Mgee of Formidable Vegetable Sound System

Posted on 27/12/2014 at ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Permaculture: A Rhymer's Manual - Charlie Mgee of Formidable Vegetable Sound System

An eccentric experience in ecological edutainment where the power of music, rhyme and humour convey the permaculture principles in a new wholistic method of conscious education. Song and dance true to the complex thinking systems of Permaculture are both highly entertaining and educational.

 

Healing with the Earth - Redwood Reider

Posted on 06/12/2014 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Healing with the Earth - Redwood Reider

We live in uncertainty over the future health of our world. Spiritual tools to help us thrive through potent times generate healing within ourselves and the world around us. Poet and activist Redwood will share poems interspersed with Buddhist and shamanic practices to connect to the earth and spirit within. 

Dancing Freedom: Embodied Alchemy - Richard Tronson & Lydia Marolda

Posted on 03/12/2014 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Dancing Freedom: Embodied Alchemy - Richard Tronson & Lydia Marolda

Authentic movement and ritual move us beyond the thinking mind and allow us to open to the body's innate intelligence. Participate in a deep soul-filled experience of tribal music and dance. A transformative journey to explore the elements of Earth, Air, Water, Fire & Ether in a synergy of ecstatic dance.

Science of Spirit - bioLuMigen

Posted on 16/01/2015 at THINK WORKSHOPS

Science of Spirit - bioLuMigen

What is Spirit? Spiritual insights into the nature of our being and the cosmos are emerging from the unravelling of modern physics and consciousness research. Explore the workings of consciousness, quantum mechanics, the infinite potentiality of all things and more. Consider the parallels between cutting-edge science and mysticism, shamanism and spiritual teachings.

Beneath Canaan - Kieran McKay

Posted on 17/12/2014 at ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Beneath Canaan - Kieran McKay

What lies beneath Canaan? Discover how water gets there, where it goes and what it flows through. Who are the explorers? Listen to entertaining stories of what drives cavers to depths below. Gain local knowledge and a better understanding of the cave environment, the geology and hydrology of the mountain.

The Twisty Twinz & Tobias Castelli

Posted on 11/12/2014 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

The Twisty Twinz & Tobias Castelli

The Twisty Twinz have been rejoicing the Luminate goers with their stunning acrobatic acts and fun workshops for many years.

Nele and Jola Siezen have been doing acro-balance (partner acrobatics) since childhood and bring a wealth of experience in international circus performing and teaching to Luminate.

Yoann Combet

Posted on 08/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

Yoann Combet

Yoann Combet

We are very excited to have Yoann – an outstanding slackline and highline performer all the way from France – join us at Luminate for the first time and teach his made skills in slackline and devil sticks to people of all ages!

Yoann has performance experience from being a clown and a fire juggler at cabaret shows and nightclubs in France to walking a highline over an abyss at the International Festival of Extreme...

The Power of sound - The Melbourne Chant Collective

Posted on 27/12/2014 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

The Power of sound - The Melbourne Chant Collective

The Melbourne Chant Collective, Sun Hyland and Chakradhyan This experiential workshop will combine an exploration of the voice as sound resonance and the power of Kirtans and short meditations along with other Nada (sound) Meditations from the Yogic tradition. Kirtan as a form of meditation, feel your body and energy as sound resonance, Use sound to heal emotional disharmony, the 7 tones of the Chakra's

 

Yuan Gong (a new form of Qigong) - Natalie Meijer and Ali Kay

Posted on 12/01/2015 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Yuan Gong (a new form of Qigong) - Natalie Meijer and Ali Kay

Elevate your life to new levels with Yuan Gong. Learn Yuan Gong to cultivate your health, Qi (energy) and the consciousness for optimal wellbeing. Increases energy levels and calms the mind through easy to learn movements and breathing practices. Two workshops introduce moving and still forms and self healing exercises.

Be a Changemaker - Rebekah Goldstein-Hawes

Posted on 15/12/2014 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Be a Changemaker - Rebekah Goldstein-Hawes

How can I be a part of lasting and positive change? How can I make a difference in my health? In my community? By looking at the body, the family, the community as a system we can begin to understand ways to facilitate transformation. Learn tools for being a changemaker!

The Hoop Hooligans

Posted on 11/12/2014 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

The Hoop Hooligans

We are very excited to have The Hoop Hooligans, individually known as Zeph and Rewi, return to Luminate in 2015 and entertain us with their hilarious antics and top circus skills!

Together they form a super potent duo that combines hypnotic object manipulation, fire dance and comedy into an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages and cultures.    

Bokken (wooden sword) - Giselle Demelchiore

Posted on 27/12/2014 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Bokken (wooden sword) - Giselle Demelchiore

Bokken is an ancient Japanese wooden sword used for peaceful martial arts practice. Take up the Bokken and learn basic solo movements and partnered forms, while developing concentration, centre (Hara), and breath control. Be introduced to a practice for developing strength of mind and body.

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.

The E-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 Flaming-Juggle-Poi-Toy-Zone 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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Live Stage 2015

  • Amani
  • Beats Antique
  • Beyondsemble
  • bioLuMigen
  • Carlos and Sybie
  • Carolina Moon
  • Chimuka
  • CirqueSanity
  • D-sens
  • Dark Nebula
  • dDub
  • Desert Dwellers
  • Deya Dova
  • DOV1
  • Dub Kirtan All Stars
  • Formidable Veggie Sound...
  • Galanjah
  • Ganga Giri
  • Henry & Makete
  • Hypnagog
  • Irie Vibes
  • Isaac Chambers
  • Janover & reSunator
  • Jon Sanders
  • Joshua Tree
  • JPOD
  • Kalya Scintilla
  • Knights of the Dub Table
  • Loose Connexionz
  • Matiu Te Huki with My Golden Soul
  • MudWood
  • My Baby
  • Mystic Beats
  • Nigel Gavin
  • Perfect Stranger
  • Redwood Reider
  • Sika
  • Spiral
  • Terrafractyl
  • The Slacks

Electronic Zone 2015

  • BlueFrog
  • Defazed
  • DJ Aleon
  • DJ Cib
  • DJ Hobo
  • Eukali
  • FreQ Nasty
  • Gabby Gunn
  • Galangah
  • Herman Saiz
  • Josh Tasman
  • Joshua Tree
  • Ladykerbs
  • Leorion
  • Luccid
  • Melt
  • Pino
  • Scent
  • Shantaraam/Tech Aid/NightShayde
  • ShinDig
  • Siliconbeat
  • Simon Deep South Audio
  • Solomon
  • Systm.Bypass
  • The Wisdom of Shankara
  • Treavor Moontribe
  • Waay
  • Warp
  • Wilderness
  • Wodjer Want
  • Wyldcard

Chillounge 2015

  • Beats Antique
  • Beyondsemble
  • bioLuMigen
  • Chris Butler
  • Defazed
  • DJ Cib
  • Dj Dazy
  • Dj Kamotion
  • Dov1
  • Galanjah
  • Isaac Chambers
  • Joshua Tree
  • Karena Koa
  • Lunaspice
  • Mamadafunk
  • Manu
  • Matt Coldrick
  • Mental Extensions
  • Nigel Gavin
  • Shantaraam
  • Tala
  • The Hallelujah Tribe
  • The Wisdom of Shankara
  • Waay
  • Wyldcard
  • Yeshe

Experiences

Thank you so much to the Luminate Festival organizers and everyone who was involved to make this wonderful uplifting event, its touched my life and I’ll never forget my experience I had there, and will hold on to the energies an...

Te Ra Omenz York

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, 28th Jan - 4th Feb 2015. Luminate Festival Educational and Spiritual Trust. Registered Charity CC43938