iLuminate Presents ARTIST OF LIGHT, 11/23-1/5
iLuminate Productions today announced tickets are now on sale for the world premiere of iLuminate's: Artist of Light, a live show in New York City at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project on West 42nd Street. iLuminate wowed the nation with their groundbreaking light suits on America's Got Talent and then hit the road, performing for awestruck crowds around the globe. Now, they take you on a fantastical journey in their first off-Broadway show. The limited run engagement commences November 23, 2012 and runs through January 5, 2013.
Music, art, and the technological magic of iLuminate bring you a story of adventure and romance told through dance styles from contemporary to hip-hop to breaking, using the power of light.
Artist of Light tells the story of Jacob, a talented but insecure young artist who struggles to connect with the real world. He takes comfort in his magical paintbrush, which grants him the power to turn the characters of his imagination into living, breathing creatures. When a jealous bully steals the paintbrush and uses it for evil, turning Jacob's sweet creations into horrifying monsters, Jacob must face danger without the help of his miraculous tool. He fights to save his town and friends, all while knowing the paintbrush that brought him so much joy is now a weapon in the hands of a villain bent on destruction.
iLuminate founder, creative director, and software engineer, Miral Kotb, says, "We're so proud to present our very first ticketed show. Artist of Light is a fable that combines mythical elements with music, art, dance forms and the magic of iLuminate light suits. We've created an exciting story with characters our fans will fall in love with."
Justin "Kanobby" Keitt, best known as the musical director for hip-hop group sensation Far East Movement, has signed on as Musical Director for this production. Kanobby has produced songs for music icons Snoop Dogg, Quincy Jones and John Legend, and wrote the musical score for Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa's "Mac and Devin Go to High School" film.
Composer Christopher Tignor's work as a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and interactive software engineer is best known through his releases with his bands Slow Six, Wires.Under.Tension, and under his own name across six LP's and numerous compilations on the Western Vinyl and New Albion labels. As a touring musician, orchestral arranger, and Avant composer, Tignor has played venues as diverse as Carnegie Hall and the Mercury Lounge.
The creative team of "Artist of Light" includes: Miral Kotb (Director, Choreographer, Playwright); Athena S. Bienvenu (Playwright); Justin "Kanobby" Keitt (Musical Director/Composer); Christopher Tignor (Composer); John "JRock" Nelson (Choreographer, Scenic Design, Costume Design); Dario Mejia (Choreographer); and Marcus Allan Cobb (Choreographer).
IN PERSON: The Duke on 42nd Street
229 W. 42nd St, 2nd Fl, (between 7th & 8th Avenues)
New York, NY 10036-7299
Regular box office hours are: Tuesday - Friday 4 PM - 7 PM; Saturday 12 PM - 6 PM
On performance days: Extended hours until performance time
BY PHONE: 646-223-3010
Regular Ticket Services phone hours are: Sunday - Wednesday 11 AM - 5 PM; Thursday - Saturday 11 AM - 7 PM
The show begins previews Friday, November 23rd. Performances: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays at 7:00pm & 9:00pm; Saturdays at 3:00pm, 7:00pm & 9:00pm; & Sundays at 3:00pm & 7:00pm. Running time is 55 minutes, no intermission.
Ticket prices are $79.50, $35.00 for students and children up to 14-years-old.
iLuminate is an entertainment company that combines state-of-the-art technology with electrifying entertainers dancing in the dark to create the ultimate performing arts experience. Founded by dancer and software engineer Miral Kotb, iLuminate enables performers, choreographers, technicians and artistic directors to produce explosive performances with customized wireless lighting programs. The results are extraordinary effects choreographed with phenomenal dance moves that take viewers on an exhilarating ride. Since launching in 2009, iLuminate's patent-pending technology has been used in numerous performances by Grammy-winning superstars such as Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera and The Black Eyed Peas. iLuminate's first televised performance was on the BET Awards as part of Chris Brown's Michael Jackson tribute. For additional information, visit: www.iluminate.com, http://vimeo.com/43131085 and http://www.facebook.com/iLuminatedance.