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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 Sacred Swing Circus and in the Circus Space leading workshops in foot hooping and advanced hooping techniques.

Workshops 2015

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.

Develop your Story / True and Personal Storytelling - Hans Strub and Chris Laing

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

Develop your Story / True and Personal Storytelling - Hans Strub and Chris Laing

Storytelling can be a valuable life skill. It is how we learn and share information, and transfer emotion. It is a great way for people to connect interpersonally and strengthens communities. Experience is the best way to fully appreciate the unique magic and intimacy story sharing can create.

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

Embodied Intuition - Christine Callanan

Posted on 25/12/2014 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Embodied Intuition - Christine Callanan

The intuition of the New Age differs from the usual intuition which you already know. The earlier intuition was orientated towards your gut feeling. Now the intuition happens through the unified heart chakra. This may be less noticeable but through this it is ensured that the mind is switched off.

 

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.

 

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.

Empowering Local Food Resilience - Robina McCurdy

Posted on 27/12/2014 at ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Empowering Local Food Resilience - Robina McCurdy

 

Become inspired by successful examples of self reliant food production around Aotearoa, New Zealand. Learn how to set up an empowered information and resource sharing hub and about models to adopt and adapt to your context. Discover how to create your own local food trading system.

 

Mayan Dreamspell Sacred Journey - Giselle Martins

Posted on 06/01/2015 at THINK WORKSHOPS

Mayan Dreamspell Sacred Journey - Giselle Martins

Now that the furore over 2012 has finally passed, we can return to a study of the Mayan Calendar for what it is and always has been: a medicine path and a form of daily spiritual practice.

Learn about the philosophy and basic principles of this fascinating, ancient galactic system.

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.

 

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.

 

Songlines & The Planetary Grid - Deya Dova

Posted on 06/01/2015 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Songlines & The Planetary Grid - Deya Dova

Explore the mysteries and your personal connection to the Great Mystery through understanding & awareness of the Planetary Grid and it's Songlines. Singer, Producer, Artist and Visionary, Deya Dova, shares her experiences visiting & recording live onsite at sacred sites around the world. Deya shares her knowledge of the planetary grid and her personal insights and ongoing exploration into ancient petroglyphs, star knowledge and...

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...

Kaylie Kreatrix

Posted on 08/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

Kaylie Kreatrix

Kaylie is returning to Luminate for the second time to teach the art of buugeng (a Japanese toy similar to S-staffs).

She has delighted us with her beautiful buugeng flow on the live stage at Luminate 2013, and since then has acquired a fire buugeng, taken up spinning of double staffs and dragon staff, and skilled up on an aerial rope.

Fire spinning is Kaylie’s big passion so you will have plenty of opportunity to see her magnificent fire...

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!

The FireBugs

Posted on 08/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

The FireBugs

This fiery bunch based in Dunedin have been teaching and performing at Luminate for 3 years now and are very excited to be coming back for the 4th time! The Bugs have many fluid members who come and go, but the core consists of Keir Russell, Tama Te Mura, Mariya Semenova and Ben Prince – fire and flow artists who met and formed in Dunedin and got many a show together under their belts.

In 2012 the...

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

My experience of Luminate Festival is a diverse collection of creative beings from around the planet coming together to co-create through sharing music, dance, knowledge, play, healthy food, crafts, and infinite possibilities of e...

Amira Mudfaery
Golden Bay

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