Luminate’s vision is about sharing knowledge, inviting inspiration, expressing creativity, invoking healing, discovering contemporary and traditional arts and culture, in a space of celebration and connection.
There are many ways into creating choreography: this workshop will explore some of them, looking at dance and at character movement. This workshop is for people with some aerial experience. Rather than learning specific moves or technique, we will explore different ways and qualities of moving, aiming to transcend technique.
Aerial Silk & Sling- Lets FLY!! In this workshop we will cover a range of climbs, holds, drops, locks, inversions and rolls.. We aim to teach techniques to boost confidence, build strength, endurance and body form. `We were all born to shine!´
Come along to begin your journey with the flow prop known as rope dart. With origins as an ancient Chinese fighting weapon, this prop is very versatile and even has a place in martial arts tournaments.
A conditioning and flexibility class, specifically tailored to suit aerialists, or those wanting to try aerials.This class will introduce participants to a variety of exercises aiming to make your body supple and and to prevent injuries. Become circus-fit and injury free!
Intermediate level Contact Staff workshop for learning Fishtails, progressing on to Vertical Stalls + Turns. Some Contact Staff experience will help, but this is open to people with all levels of knowledge
Focusing on applying the concept behind a chi roll to all other areas of the body as well as within ‘caging’. Ultimately, this class is aimed at supplying participants with the understanding behind the patterns that allows these skills to be applied to not only other areas of flow art, but philosophically to all aspects...
Teaching participants to break their spinning down into beats and how to synchronize those beats to the music. Suitable for people using any flow toy. Using techniques from drumming (21 years experience) I will teach them to count out/feel out the rhythm of the music and plan their moves accordingly
I would like to help people to understand how and why being safe with your performance and equipment used is of the utmost importance . Giving people the power to be the best and most professional they can be to ensure safety of all involved.
Have a go at circus! Try a variety of circus skills, including acrobatics, juggling, hula hoops, cable drums and acro-balance. This is open to complete beginners, as well as those who may have some experience.
In this workshop I plan to introduce the history of Poi to participants. I will explain the cultural significance of Maori poi. I also will introduce the benefits of poi for mental and physical health. Then I will host a bit of a skill-share of basic poi techniques.
I will teach simple but unique tricks for all levels of experience. I have mastered tricks that are very fun to learn. Anyone is welcome because it will be loads of fun to try special ways to hoop. Dancing and flowing with the hoop around your whole body. Come and try new tricks to use...
Come and discover the moving medicine of the Hula hoop and unlock the creative energy flowing through you! This workshop will focus on building comfort and confidence in your body, through the use of basic tricks and dance movements with the hula hoop. Most importantly, we will create spiral magic together and have fun!
Come and learn the secrets behind the illusion and magic of hula hoop isolations! In this workshop you will learn how to make the hula hoop look as if it is floating in mid air, and completely mystify your friends, family or audience!
Come and get weird with a hoop! Never danced before? Awesome! Never hooped before? Even better! Forget what you think you know about hooping and enter the world of interpretive hoop dance. Learn how to feel the music and use your hoop as an extension of your soul. This workshop is for absolutely everyone !
First-timers introduction to the world of flow arts! This is a comprehensive workshop to welcome all ages to this fantastic skill and community. We will be going over the history of firespinning,fire safety and some basic poi moves with practise sets
This will be a fun, guided workshop, where you’ll reclaim your capacity to move naturally with flow and freedom building a connection with yourself, others and surroundings. We’ll explore grounding and playfulness, as well as technical aspects of Contact Improv including rolling, weight sharing and lifting safely. Long sleeved tops and pants are advisable
The aims of this workshop are to develop the basic foundations of contact staff. We will be focusing on body movement and footwork, and how this effects the movement of a staff over someones body. Once knowledge of footwork and body movement has been incorporated into someones flowstate, more advanced contact staff becomes easier.
This workshop will introduce participants to the wondrous and versatile fire prop, the dragon staff. The basic chi rolls and selected other moves will be taught, with focus on individual perception of the prop and enjoyment as key themes.
An introduction into the fundamentals behind the dragon staff, continuous flow and how to approach this flow art most effectively for open minded growth. Teaching will focus around simple patterns of motion for beginners and will also accommodate skill levels up to advanced/proficient/veteran.
Come and discover the magic of hooping! This workshop is an introduction to hooping for beginners, including basic moves such as weaves, isolations and waist hooping. Learn how to move your hoop as an extension of your body and feel the flowwwwww.
You will learn some easy and cool-looking tricks and moves to start having fun with your Poi. For those who already started , I can show you some awesome additional features and pattern. Planes, Buzz Saws, Corkscrews, Windmills, Stalls.
Learn the basics of fire staff movement! An introduction to spinning outlining how to move through space with your staff. We will outline a base understanding of rotation, planes of movement with your staff and how to flow consistently and safely with you’re prop.
This workshop will be teaching a core move in hula hooping/hoop dance that is a real crowd pleaser – Isolations. This core move is transferable to other flow props. The participants will come away with knowing the foundations of the move and also a range of variations. Participants will then be able to begin to...