ILUMINATE Returns to NYC Next Week at Theatre 80 St. Mark's
After dazzling sold-out audiences around the world with its "mesmerizing" ("Good Morning America"), "eye-popping," (Time Out) and "stunning" (Broadway.com) displays of visual and musical amazement, iLuminate, named the best new act in America by "America's Got Talent," returns to New York City this summer for a limited 7-week engagement. Performances begin Monday, July 18 at 7:00pm at Theatre 80 St. Mark's (80 St. Mark's Place) and continue through September 4th.
Music, art, and the technological magic of iLuminate bring you a story of adventure and romance told through dance styles ranging from contemporary, hip-hop, latin, and breaking, all using the power of light. With a mash-up of dazzling wizardry, spectacular dance moves, fun audience-interactive games and high-tech effects, iLuminate delivers this unique dance-in-the-dark event.
"We are thrilled to be bringing the show back to New York this summer," states Miral Kotb, Founder and Director/Choreographer for iLuminate. "We have added some fun new elements that allow audiences to interact with the cast and participate in the show, including a chance to light themselves up, play an interactive game, and so much more. It's going to be an exciting summer in NYC!"
Watch a preview below!
iLuminate plays the following performance schedule: Monday at 7pm, Wednesday at 3pm & 7pm,Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 1:30pm & 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. There are no performances on Tuesday.
iLuminate™ is an entertainment technology company that combines state-of-the-art technology with electrifying entertainers who perform in the dark to create the ultimate performing arts experience. Founded by dancer and software engineer Miral Kotb, iLuminate™ enables performers, choreographers, engineers, technicians, stylists and artistic directors to produce explosive performances with customized wireless lighting programs. The results are extraordinary lighting effects choreographed with phenomenal dance moves that take viewers on an exhilarating ride.
Since launching in 2009, iLuminate™'s patented technology has been used in numerous performances by Grammy-winning superstars such as Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera, The Black Eyed Peas, and David Guetta, among others. It has also been featured on hit primetime television shows including "America's Got Talent" (in which the dance troupe took third place), "Dancing with the Stars" and "X Factor," awards shows like the "American Music Awards," "MTV's Video Music Awards," "BET Awards," "The Nickelodeon Awards," "Billboard" and "Latin Billboard Awards," and daytime favorites "The Ellen Degeneres Show," "The Wendy Williams Show," and "Good Morning America" and "The Queen Latifah Show." Having catapulted into an international sensation, iLuminate™ has performed across the globe for various events, including headlining at the Cairo Opera House in Egypt; performing with Labrinth for Sony's Xperia smart phone launch in London; dancing at automotive shows in Canada and South Africa; participating in Capezio's prestigious 125th Anniversary Celebration at New York's City Center; participating in the Hennessy Classivm Mega Event in China, performing at the Kids Inaugural Concert for Military Families as part of inauguration weekend in Washington D.C, among several others. In addition, iLuminate™ continues to perform at numerous corporate events across the country for such prominent companies as IBM, Lenovo, Opryland, Energizer, Dell, Cisco, Olympus, Starwood Hotels, and many others. 2012 saw the company open the production arm of their brand. Their first feature show was performed at Six Flags theme parks across the country where over 4,000 people a day were part of sold-out crowds to witness this all-new event. iLuminate also installed two unique shows on the esteemed Crystal Cruises ships, which continue to perform weekly at sea. iLuminate's Off-Broadway show played to sold-out audiences at the Duke on 42nd Street in 2012 and then re-opened for a two year run at New World Stages. The show has since been on tour in Mexico, Malaysia, Hong Kong and across the United States. Their technology has also been used in shows in Europe, including Robin Des Bois in France andBelieve, a Holiday on Ice production, as well as by tennis player, Serena Williams, at her own special event. Education has been iLuminate's most recent focus and they have presented educational tours in Central Asia and New Zealand. Most recently, they did a weeklong workshop at Cortland Repertory Theatre in which high school dancers performed in the dark in lighting suits their fellow student technicians created and programmed.