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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

Mbira - Jimi Dale

Posted on 06/01/2015 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Mbira - Jimi Dale

Mbira is an instrument used in ceremonies in Zimbabwe as a way of contacting the Ancestral Spirits. In this workshop, we shall learn how the notes are arranged in an easy way and learn to play a simple tune and song together. Some instruments provided.

 

Love Singing with Love -
 Georgia Duder-Wood

Posted on 06/01/2015 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Love Singing with Love -
 Georgia Duder-Wood

A dynamic, free-spirited approach to singing under the premise that everybody can sing better when simple vocal and musical techniques are applied and “the need to get it right” is removed. Participants will learn a simple checklist to aid free, authentic expression and simple ways to integrate sound healing into a life and discover the joy of communion through the sharing of self through song.

Breath Circle: conscious connected breathwork - Emma Skellern

Posted on 01/12/2014 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Breath Circle: conscious connected breathwork - Emma Skellern

 

Our Breath is a simple yet profound vehicle for healing and inspiration. This specific technique of conscious connected breathing is an experience, which unites us with the Life Force, offers an opportunity to let go of anything we no longer need to carry and brings up insights, bliss and inspiration.

Kay Dent

Posted on 08/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

Kay Dent

Kay Dent

From England Kay brings us the art of hoop manipulation. She has a wealth of teaching and performance experience gained at international events.

You can find Kay performing on the live stage in the evenings as part of CirqueSanity and in the Circus Space leading workshops in foot hooping and advanced hooping techniques.

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.

Creatively Capturing Stones: Jewellery making - Jessica Holdaway

Posted on 08/12/2014 at ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Creatively Capturing Stones: Jewellery making - Jessica Holdaway

A special stone or crystal can be captured as a beautiful piece of jewellery. Learn to make a macramé net to hold any stone or item and create your wearable or gift piece. Tap into your creative talents and learn a practical new skill.

Pilates: Floor Core - Tudor Burchill

Posted on 06/12/2014 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Pilates: Floor Core - Tudor Burchill

Discover the history and foundational principals of Pilates.

Experience being guided through a classic Joseph Pilates style ‘continuous flow’ exercise sequence, assisted by postural correction to facilitate rapid core and postural strength.

Pilates offers pain reduction, increased vitality and appealing changes in physic.

Primal Lifestyle - Irma Jager

Posted on 25/12/2014 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Primal Lifestyle - Irma Jager

Your genes are extremely sensitive to environmental influences. You really can make great progress toward reversing years of adverse lifestyle habits in just 21 days.

Mainly by eating and exercising, you can transform from a sugar-dependent, fat storing organism that constantly battles hunger, illness, depression and weight gain into a ‘fat burning beast’ who burns stored body fat.

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.

Lacto-Fermentation: How to make Sauerkraut - Inna Alex

Posted on 06/12/2014 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Lacto-Fermentation: How to make Sauerkraut - Inna Alex

Lacto-fermentation introduces beneficial flora and probiotics, making food more nutritious. Learn hands-on to make sauerkraut (from cabbage) in lacto-fermented fashion.

Discover the ancient art, taste and take home knowledge applicable to a variety of vegetables.

Drum Repair/Drum Maintenance Workshop - Carlos Riegelhaupt

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

Drum Repair/Drum Maintenance Workshop - Carlos Riegelhaupt

Do you have a drum with a broken skin? is your drum sounding flat and ringy? Is it cracked? Learn the skills to repair your drum and how to tune and maintain it. 

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...

Yogic Sleep - Anahata Yoga Retreat

Posted on 18/01/2015 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Yogic Sleep - Anahata Yoga Retreat

Relax and recharge your entire system with 30 minutes of “Yoga Nidra” or Yogic Sleep. With a 30 minute Yoga Nidra equivalent to four hours of deep sleep, this proven relaxation technique will leave you feeling grounded, rested and rejuvenated.

Suitable for all ages.

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...

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.

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