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Luminate Festival 2015

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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

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.

Sonic discoveries of traditional Maori instruments - Reti Hedley

Posted on 12/01/2015 at ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Sonic discoveries of traditional Maori instruments - Reti Hedley

Gain an insight into Maori traditional instruments and discover how they cross over to the digital realm of music. Learn about the history of various Maori instruments and their cultural origins. Find out how to apply Pre-European Maori instruments to modern genres of music.

Combining Yoga and the 5 elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine - Michael Wynne

Posted on 12/01/2015 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Combining Yoga and the 5 elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine - Michael Wynne

A series of workshops designed to explore health management, Zen meditation and Yoga techniques. Experience practical guidance of harmonising energy to improve health or achieve mental clarity. All experience levels can benefit from the tools of Classical Yoga, the five elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chi Kung, Zen shiatsu and Pranayama breathing techniques.

Ryan Walker & Alice Maxwell - Spiral Technica

Posted on 20/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

Ryan Walker & Alice Maxwell - Spiral Technica

Ryan Walker excels with a variety of fire props and is one of the best teachers and performers in NZ. In addition to his many object manipulation skills, in 2015 he brings us Living Loops, an inventive interactive LED based tool for teaching and learning with any light based prop, which has been enthralling children and adults alike all over New Zealand. 

www.spiraltechnica.com 

Alice Maxwell, Ryan's partner, will be helping Ryan run Living Loops, and will be teaching Dragon...

Xanthe Naylor - Firebugs

Posted on 11/12/2014 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

Xanthe Naylor - Firebugs

Xanthe has performed professionally both nationally and internationally and has been involved in circo-arts for 5 years. Based in Dunedin, she often performs with Firebugs at festivals around NZ, including Under the Spinfluence and Circulation. She has a beautiful pixie-like spirit and is very excited to be returning to Luminate.

This multi-talented miss will be teaching workshops in hoop, poi and juggling from beginners to advanced!

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

Building Land-based Communities & Ecovillages - Robina McCurdy

Posted on 25/12/2014 at THINK WORKSHOPS

Building Land-based Communities & Ecovillages - Robina McCurdy

Learn how to go about establishing a sustainable human settlement with common values, on shared land. Consider the benefits, pitfalls, steps and skills involved. Take part in interactive group process. Learn about a new permaculture-based ecovillage model currently being developed to meet the needs of our time.

 

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.

Maori Legends - Matiu Te Huki

Posted on 08/01/2015 at KIDZ WORKSHOPS

Maori Legends - Matiu Te Huki

Matiu will tell several Maori myths and invite participants to act out the stories to help them be remembered and passed down forever. The stories are for children and adults are welcome too.

Matiu has 15 years experience teaching Te Reo Maori and kapa haka, and specialises in early childhood education.

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.

Kick Start Yoga - Anahata Yoga Retreat

Posted on 18/01/2015 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Kick Start Yoga - Anahata Yoga Retreat

Ease yourself into the day with a spot of early morning “me” time at our daily Hatha Yoga morning sessions. Enjoy a choice of loosening and energizing postures and vitalizing breathing practices. Welcome the morning sunshine with  Surya Namaskar salutes to the sun and set a clear and charged tone for the day.

Suitable for all ages.

Kids Storytelling with African drumming and dancing - Jimi Dale, Robert Fugah

Posted on 06/01/2015 at KIDZ WORKSHOPS

Kids Storytelling with African drumming and dancing - Jimi Dale, Robert Fugah

Kids and parents will learn a simple drum beat, song and dance, which is part of a mythological story to express wholeness and unity. Breath, movement, music and voice create a sense of connection and encourage a feeling that we are all included and significant to each other.  

Suitable for all ages

Robert Koffie Fugah  I am passionate about my arts and love to see children grow and develop their enjoyment also. This reputation has...

Two for Tea - Jo Galbraith and Jake Goode

Posted on 08/01/2015 at KIDZ WORKSHOPS

Two for Tea - Jo Galbraith and Jake Goode

You fall in love, get married and for the first few years it’s wonderful. Then the magic goes out of the relationship. But what happens when you are married to a magician and can never escape the magic? Prepare for a hilarious retro spoof, combining acrobalance, manipulation, comedy and magic for the whole family.

 

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...

Karl Wulff

Posted on 20/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

Karl Wulff

Karl is a Master Mask Maker. He's also one half of the dynamic duo that runs Community Artworks in Nelson. In addition to that he's one of New Zealand's best multi-prop object manipulators. Put all that together at Luminate and watch the creativity flow!

Karl has been busy in his workshop creating costumes, masks and exotic LED sculptures that will be illuminating and entertaining you throughout the festival site. He's also a wonderful teacher of poi, staff, double staff...

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

I want to thank you so much for our experience at Luminate. We had a great time and connected with many beautiful people. Thank you for what you do. You and the festival are amazing!! I know how much work organizing is and I appre...

Jorge, The Underscore Orkestra
The Underscore Orkestra plays a blend of Balkan, Klezmer, Gypsy, Jazz and Swing, USA

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