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Program 2023

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“Humankind, a species that has the power to create the world around them as they see fit. However, can we create anything we want? How powerful are we? What are our limits?” 

JOURNEY is an interdisciplinary cross-over performance about "the poetic drama of humankind". It shows us the duality of life and how opposites intertwine and connect, and how this creates our existance. Life and death, day and night, light and heavy. JOURNEY asks questions that make us reflect on ourselves as human beings and "human doings"; What's in the past? How to take control? What's on the other side? How do we relate to the world around and in ourselves?  
This performance was created from scratch and rehearsed in 10 weeks by students from no less than 8 associations and directed by Sophie van Grinsven (@triskelioncreativecourses). Students started from their own perspective and field of expertise and worked together to cross over to other artistic disciplines, creating a 40 minute cross-over performance to explore the human existence in all it's diversity.
The disciplines that are covered in this act are: Music, Dance, Theater, Spoken Word, Visual Art, Photography, Chess and Scala-memes

Music Through the Years

"𝗤𝘂𝗶 𝗯𝗲𝗻𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗮𝘁, 𝗯𝗶𝘀 𝗼𝗿𝗮𝘁"
"𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗹, 𝗽𝗿𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝘁𝘄𝗶𝗰𝗲"

Long, long ago, in the time when nature🌳 was still in balance, but wars⚔ already ruined a peaceful life, music of course was already all around. It gave an embodiment of people's longins, needs, and heartstrong desires, even as reminders, gestures of gratitude, and wonderful entertainment. Music was there before, and time has only carried it further, a developmental journey over mountains of collective passion, and lakes of personal drive.

Let us take you with us, through the ages.🎼Starting with ancient Gregorian chant, visiting many stops along the road of classical music, 🎻swinging🎷 along with the early and later jazz,🎺🎸 and catching up with more modern music, ending with some up-to-date contemporary electronic vibes. 🎵

Listen.🎶 Absorb like a sponge. And throw it all out again, at the old-time favourite sing-alongs.

Japanese Jazz Night

Studentproof and Kinjin are gonna funk up Lunafest by playing some Japanese funk-jazz from the 70's along with some new J-pop classics with a jazzy twist! To do this, a band called 'Jin and Jazz', consisting of 11 members from both the associations are going to have a 45-minute long performance in the Corona Hall!

Big Band

The Studentproof Bigband is a 17-piece band led by the amazing trumpet player and bandleader Charles W. Green. Under his lead, the Studentproof Bigband established a varying repertoire of romantic ballads, swinging bebop tunes and groovy funk arrangements. One thing is for sure, the Studentproof Bigband will blow you away at Lunafest!



Batucada Workshop

You don't have to be in Rio during Carnival to experience the overwhelming power of a samba batucada. Percussionist Michiel Westerhuis will teach you all about this magnificent percussion brigade that every student can be a part of during the Luna Festival on April 1st. So join in and have a blast!

All kinds of drums and percussion instruments together create a fascinating and fast paced sound. It is going to be TU/e’s biggest rhythm squad of the year, and you can be a part of it.

Order your tickets now via the website of StudiumGenerale!

In the last 10 minutes, the participants are going to preform feel free to come listen!

Balfolk Dance Workshop

𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐤 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐬𝐭𝐲𝐥𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐟 𝐬𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐖𝐞𝐬𝐭-𝐄𝐮𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬. 🕺In this workshop, Isa Barten and Mick Decates will introduce you to several different balfolk dances, danced in pairs, lines or circles. At the end of the workshop, you’ll have a taste for the sorts of dances encountered within balfolk.🎶👯‍♂️ Dancers of all skill levels are welcome! Musical accompaniment will be performed by Q-ball. 


Join us in Pulsar for some dancing!💃💃💃


𝗟𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁? 💡 𝗖𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗮? 🎥 𝗔𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻? 🎬

These are all great suggestions for our improv team!

Do you have a suggestion to make their scenes better (or more difficult) or do you just want to enjoy seeing them struggle to make up something on the spot? Then come watch the improv act during the Lunafest.

You can see them between 21:50 - 22:50 ⏰. Feel free to walk in whenever.


Living Room

Coffee House

Coffee Houses have been a place for individuals to come together and debate since the 1700s☕. Since the 19th century, chess has also found its place in coffeehouses where chess fanatics gather to play chess. In our coffeehouse we combine the cultural practices of debating and chess🤗. Stop by to have a friendly debate and/or play chess whilst enjoying a lovely cup of coffee☕☕☕! This Luna Festival activity is a collaboration between the chess association♟ S.C.C.E. Noesis and the debate association 🗣E.S.D.A. Chronos

Origami Workshop

Join us for a fun and interactive Origami Workshop at Lunafestival hosted by Kinjin! Learn the ancient Japanese art of paper folding and create beautiful designs with our instructors. From traditional cranes to modern geometric shapes, this workshop is perfect for all ages and skill levels. Come join us and discover the joy of origami!


𝐆𝐞𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐚𝐭 𝐤𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐨𝐤𝐞 𝐝𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐚 𝐅𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥!🎶🎤 Bring your friends and family to join in on the fun as we gather to belt out some of our favourite tunes🎛🎚. With a wide selection of songs to choose from, everyone can find something they love 💙. Whether you're a seasoned singer or a first-timer, our welcoming and supportive environment will have you feeling confident and ready to perform. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to showcase your singing skills!


DM Room

DM Photobooth

Credits to Gabriël Walenberg
Credits to Gabriël Walenberg

𝐃𝐞𝐤𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐌𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐚 𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐭𝐨𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐰𝐚𝐥𝐤 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐭𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐡𝐲!📷 Come take your picture in different styles: from the early cyanotype (as you can see in the picture) to a modern-day studio photo; choose the one that suits you the best or get all of them.💁‍♂️💁‍♀️

Walk into the DM studio (Luna -1) during any of the timeslots and be surprised by what year it is ;) ⏳📸



Ceilidh Workshop

𝐉𝐨𝐢𝐧 𝐮𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐧 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐮𝐧-𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐂𝐞𝐢𝐥𝐢 𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐭 𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐚 𝐅𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐅𝐨𝐨𝐭𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐬𝐞! 🤩 𝐂𝐞𝐢𝐥𝐢 (𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐤𝐚𝐲-𝐥𝐞𝐞) 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐜𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞.


The Ceili workshop will be hosted by Madelief Wagenaar, an experienced Irish dance teacher and performer, for example known from her performances with the Dutch Folk Band Rapalje. 


Irish dancing is famous because of the big shows like 'Riverdance' and 'Lord of the Dance', but when it comes to ceili dancing, the steps are much more basic and easygoing. Ceili is a very social experience and thus a great opportunity to connect with new people. During this workshop, you will learn the basics of Irish Ceili dancing. With just a few simple steps you will be able to dance along to all the dances during this workshop. No dance experience required and guaranteed fun!🥳


So come join us in Orbit for the Ceili workshop. All you need is a willingness to learn and have a great time!

Sword Fighting Workshop

𝐀𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐢𝐭 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐨𝐧𝐞 (ˢᵃᶠᵉˡʸ) 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚 𝐬𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝? Do you want to be able to beat Geralt of Rivia or Inigo Montoya in a sword fight?🤺 Now you can learn to do so! ⚔The Knights have prepared a sword fighting training and are ready to start training new squires.🗡
This workshop is provided by board and roleplay game associations 🎲 knightsofthekitchentable




DM, KL!NK and Glyph are collaborating on an exhibition. The art pieces are made by teams that include people from different associations, they took a certain art stream as their inspiration for the art pieces they made. The exhibition will be placed in the Luna lobby and is available to visit throughout the whole day!

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