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Karl joins us for his 3rd Luminate Festival, bringing with him the amazing award winning costumes and masks that he makes at Community Artworks in Nelson. Watch out for his colourful roving creations around the festival site both night and day. Karl is an amazing fire performer and teacher too! Look on the website for further information on his workshops.

Workshops 2015

Dance Of The Sacred Masculine - Hamilton Barnett

Posted on 06/01/2015 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Dance Of The Sacred Masculine - Hamilton Barnett

Movement Medicine For Men! An experiential workshop to claim the energies of the sacred masculine archetypes, through the body, our own authentic movement and instinctual dance. Circle up with brothers in this dynamic body centered process to shamanic music. Adults only- Men only

Ignite the Inner Fire - Energise the Body and Enlighten the Mind Swami Kriyaratna Saraswati and Mangalananda Saraswati Anahata Yoga Retreat

Posted on 18/01/2015 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Ignite the Inner Fire - Energise the Body and Enlighten the Mind  Swami Kriyaratna Saraswati and Mangalananda Saraswati Anahata Yoga Retreat

Light your inner fire with movement, breath and energy locks.

Explore transformative ways to stoke the digestive fire, increase vital energy and turn up the heat to catalyse growth and evolution.  Within our bodies, the fire element is experienced as the governor of digestion, in our minds, fire brings qualities of initiative, drive, passion and confidence and a strong inner flame powers change, growth and evolution.

 

Kundalini Yoga - Anna Lundqvist

Posted on 06/01/2015 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Kundalini Yoga - Anna Lundqvist

Welcome to experience the yoga of awareness, one of the more spiritual styles of yoga.

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.

 

Jethro Hardinge

Posted on 20/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

Jethro Hardinge

We are super excited to have Jethro back at Luminate after 3 years of living and working in Australia! He is a super-skilled, multi-talented and incredibly hard-working performer and dance choreographer who is a real treat to have back on the circus crew this year! His skills range from devil sticks, slackline, twin staff, dragon staff, poi, hoop, swing, salsa, and everything in between. At Luminate he’ll be teaching devil sticks, partner dancing and staff flow routine...

Ruby

Posted on 20/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

Ruby

Ruby has been playing with devil sticks for several years, demonstrating throws and catches, spins and twists in a light and playful way. Recently she has been performing with Fusion Clown Company, entertaining spectators with her antics and characters at events in Nelson, Blenheim and Picton. Watch out for her enchanting fire play and infectious smile across the festival site. Ruby will be teaching workshops to both children and adults...

You Animal - Connect with your inner creature - Sage Joy Forest

Posted on 06/01/2015 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

You Animal - Connect with your inner creature - Sage Joy Forest

Journey through dance, sound and deep imagination to connect with what is known in shamanism as your power animal. Our power creature supports an aspect of ourselves - a quality we want to nourish in our own evolutionary journey.

 

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

 

What is healing ? - Rebekah Goldstein-Hawes

Posted on 16/12/2014 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

What is healing ? - Rebekah Goldstein-Hawes

We will look at the healing process as personal evolution. Learn some surprises about human anatomy and what this means.

Gain a new perspective of pain and disease, open up to the amazing potential of your own body to heal, and how to find the support to let healing happen!

Yoga of Bass - Claire Thompson & Darin McFadyen of FreQ Nasty

Posted on 25/12/2014 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Yoga of Bass - Claire Thompson & Darin McFadyen of FreQ Nasty

The first part of the Yoga of Bass is “peak, flow and letting go - the talk”. It focuses on the flow states we reach on the dance floor, and explores how we may combine these peak experiences with a daily spiritual practice to create a truly transformational life.

 

Middle Eastern Rhythms Drumming - Carlos Riegelhaupt

Posted on 06/01/2015 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Middle Eastern Rhythms Drumming - Carlos Riegelhaupt

Discover the Darbuka drum including how it is made and how to play it. Study three rhythms commonly used in Middle Eastern traditional music for Belly dancers. Learn how to communicate through the drum, with oneself and with others. Join Belly dancers for a co-created fusion of drumming and dance.

Nia Movement - Bex Deva

Posted on 16/01/2015 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Nia Movement - Bex Deva

Explore and play in the dance of Nia, a movement practice that teaches you the art of ‘Dancing Through Life”, feel more joy in your body as you connect to the 5 Sensations and 5 Stages of Movement while listening to Your body and moving to great music! A workshop exploring Sensing Stimulation, followed by a Nia class.

Suitable for all ages

 

Bex Deva has danced for much of her life and has been sharing...

The Swan Sisters Childrens Performance Duo - Amiria Grenell and Amy Grace

Posted on 25/12/2014 at KIDZ WORKSHOPS

The Swan Sisters Childrens Performance Duo - Amiria Grenell and Amy Grace

An interactive, workshop styled children's performance, which incorporates music, song, rhythm, movement, dance, poetry and singing. The children learn about voice and body while they work together. They are encouraged to bring their own instruments and join in the performance at the end, with moving, music and singing.

CircoFrico

Posted on 20/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

CircoFrico

CircoFrico

Luminate is excited to welcome a wonderful Italian/Czech collaboration - CircoFrico

Klara and Matti form CircoFrico, fusing different skills to generate exciting new possibilities.

Between them they have experienced and performed in Circus, as street performers and in festivals across Europe and beyond, bringing a wealth of teaching and performing experience with both with children and adults in a number of different countries. 

Klara will be teaching workshops in aerial acrobatics and teaching paired acrobatics and acro yoga with Matti, whilst...

Just Clowning - Colin Minney

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

Just Clowning - Colin Minney

Come and learn to play, relax and let go into the moment of creativity and openness. Be the clown and the fool. The clown loves to try everything; to fail and still smile. The fool is willing to risk everything and trust. Through, games, exercises and playfulness, let your inner child flourish.

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 for Everything!!!
 It was such an awesome experience to be at the Luminate 2013! 
I would love to build up a better society with all these amazing people, who shared these peaceful days of love and harmony at the LUM...

Clara Josefine

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