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Luminate Festival 2017

The Twisty Twinz wowed us with their aerial performance in 2013 and this year we are delighted to welcome them back to enthrall and enchant us! This twin-tastic duo will be teaching workshops in aerial silks, trapeze and acro balance. Watch out for their amazing roving stilted characters who will be appearing all over the festival site!

Workshops 2017

Songlines & The Planetary Grid - Deya Dova

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Singer, Producer and Visionary, Deya Dova presents an audiovisual talk on the science, origins and experience of the Earth's energetic field – the Planetary Grid. The presentation inspires a relationship withour own personal Songlines and a sense of deep ecology through remembering our symbiotic connection with living, breathing, sentient Earth.

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...

West African Drumming Meets Afro-Cuban Funk - Jimi Dale

SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Explore the techniques and differences between African and Afro-cuban/ Latin musical techniques and styles. Learn how polyrhythm works to create a different feel within music. Learn how to be creative in making your own music learning these techniques. No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and have fun!

Dance of the Sacred Masculine - Hamilton Barnett

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Dance of the Sacred Masculine is a transformational movement journey for Men. We will combine guided movement medicine with Men’s process work, using the masculine archetypes as a container in which to embody and explore the energies of the masculine experience. All men are welcome, no matter where they are in their life journey. No movement or dance experience is necessary.

Muscle Testing for Health - Kimberley Jade

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Kimberley Jade from Jade Energies will present this workshop based on the concept of internal energy fundamental to traditional Chinese medicine and used in kinesiology. Muscle testing is a non-invasive way of evaluating the body and assessing its needs. You will learn to whole body test and muscle test yourself and others.

Clown 202: Making It Personal - Jen Hyde

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Explore your emotional states and find ways to play with them through exaggeration, vulnerability, and the recognition that we are all, inherently, foolish. Leave with a feeling of presence and awareness, a desire to be more loving and authentic in relationship, with the ability to laugh and marvel at yourself.

Love Singing With Love - Georgia Duder-Wood

SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

A dynamic and joyful workshop. Everybody sings better when we consciously work with the energy of love. Experience singing with ease by applying essential yet simple vocal techniques, and reclaim a loving relationship with singing and your voice. Open to all levels of experience. Only requirement: a willingness to have fun and make some sound! 

The Clown On Stage - Colin Minney

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

This is a 2-hour crash course in the arts of clowning and play as a performer on stage/street/venue. Extremely organic and improvised, yet based on the “25 rules of clowning”. Using some very simple playful games explore these points, and volunteers get to experience them first hand with an instant audience.

Teach Your Passion - Claire Thompson

THINK WORKSHOPS

Learn how to develop your own workshop and bring your ideas and experience to life in your hometown and in the festival community. For this workshop, Claire is drawing from her experience creating several successful workshop series and touring them internationally, as well as her background as a life coach and branding consultant. You will get big ideas, ponder on tough questions, brainstorm, and receive practical advice. Bring a notebook, your passions, and your gifts!

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.

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.

In AcroYoga, the smallest community is 3 people covering the 3 main roles of base, flyer and spotter. The base is...

5Rhythms® WildSacred Waves - Kat Worth

MOVE WORKSHOPS

5Rhythms® is a kick ass moving meditation practice. You will experience an open and permissive dance space to practice the Wave; Flowing Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, Stillness. Each Rhythm is interpreted in a uniquely personal way, opening us to new freedom and possibility that is both surprising and healing, exhilarating as well as deeply restorative.

Renewable You - Lisa Sherman

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Modern life can trigger our nervous systems into chronic fight/flight, causing stress, burnout, and health problems. Learn how to purposefully switch on your relaxation response with mindful movement that weaves together the energizing yang of flow yoga with the relaxing yin of qigong and meditation. Become a renewable resource for yourself and your community.

Yoga of Bass Ecstatic Bass Session - Claire Thompson

MOVE WORKSHOPS

World-renowned producers Desert Dwellers join Yoga of Bass founder Claire Thompson for an Ecstatic Bass session on the Luminate Live Stage. Follow them from cutting-edge downtempo dub and bass music, through a crescendo into true dancefloor ecstasy, and back down to a bass-heavy sound healing. This musical journey is skilfully paired with Claire's yoga asana, free movement, and a deep stretch sequence, and all is infused with inspiration and humour.

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.

Herbal Pharmacies - Tyson Hammond

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Learn which are the most important herbs to grow around your home and how and when to use them. The first half of the workshop is the presentation of information, the second half is interactive to help you remember the important points.

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'.

Perineal Steaming and Vaginal Steaming - Elizabeth Stein

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

An ancient medicine for modern times. Come find out what the hype is about and how to do a steam safely at home. Explanatory and clothes on demo workshop only. Feel inspired and confident in doing your own steams. Open to men and women.

This workshop builds on the previous workshop by delving into the history and proper technique of an art form that is very beneficial for men and women, but especially for women as it...

Vedic Astrology - Darinka Marun

THINK WORKSHOPS

Ever wanted to know why you are like you are? Vedic astrology offers a tool excellent at prediction and deep personal self-awareness. Learn what vedic astrology is and how to use it as a science of self knowledge and relate specific planetary conjunctions to topics of global and personal significance.

Vedic astrology is commonly known in India as Jyotisha or Hindu Astrology - it is the science of the stars, the study of light. Astrology is a map of the...

Guided Partner Massage and Meditation - Claire Thompson

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Take the time to ground and connect at the festival. Participants pair up and are led through a simple and effective massage sequence (done through the clothes), while being guided to notice the mindfulness, gratitude, and interconnectedness that naturally arise while trading massages. Bring a friend to trade massages with, or find a friend at the workshop!

Yoga 2.0 - Dr. Sam Shay, DC

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Certain ancient postures and principals of yoga are unsafe. Revealed are the darker sides of yoga: how people can get hurt physically, emotionally, nutritionally, and spiritually by the misapplication of yogic principles and postures. Dr Sam aims to educate and alleviate through sharing his personal experience.

 

 

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.


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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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  • Aleon
  • Aquapoodle
  • Confusiohm
  • D-Sens
  • DeepSouthAudio
  • Digital Rust
  • DJ M!k!
  • DJ M.U.T.E.
  • DJ RIA

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

Experiences

First time at Luminate We finally experienced Luminate this year & wish we'd made it sooner; we'd always wanted to check it out as lots of friends had said its like a mini womad!. It was great to catch up with so ...

Lisa & Geoff
Onekaka, NZ

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