Schimmel Center Presents ILUMINATE On Today & 16
Schimmel Center presents two family friendly performances of iLuminate-an action-filled journey of light and sound that fuses dance and technology-on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. (with intermission) and Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. (without intermission).
iLuminate tells the story of a group of 20-somethings who dance to the beat of life in a city of glowing colors and heart-pounding tempos, and closely follows the fantastical journey of Jacob, a talented young artist who struggles to connect with the real world. Jacob 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 townsperson steals the paintbrush and turns his creations into horrifying monsters, Jacob must face these dangers alone and fight to save his town and his friends.
The production features ten cast members, performing an array of dance styles ranging from contemporary to popping to breaking, set to popular and classic hits by Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, James Brown, Janet Jackson, Chris Brown, LMFAO, The Wanted, and Sam Smith on a completely darkened stage. Cast members wear glow-in-the-dark suits that are controlled by wireless lighting programs to create specialized and choreographed dances and illusions. The company gained nationwide exposure after being seen on America's Got Talent in 2011.
The production is written by Miral Kotb and Athena Sunga, and directed by Miral Kotb, with music by Justin "Kanobby" Keitt and Christopher Tignor, music direction by Matt Stine, consulting direction by West Hyler, fight direction by Rick Sordelet and Christian Kelly-Sordelet, lighting design by Miral Kotb and Jordan Monson, costume design by John "Jrock" Nelson, Marcus Allan Cobb, Grace Eddy, Sarita Fellows and Tara Weber, and choreography by Dario Mejia, John "Jrock" Nelson, Trevor "Cleva Trev" Harrison, Robert Vail, Marcus Allan Cobb, Lisa "L-Boogie" Bauford, and Miral Kotb.
Tickets are available at www.schimmelcenter.org, by calling 212-346-1715 or by visiting the box office located at 3 Spruce Street. The Schimmel Center box office is open Tuesdays through Saturday from Noon to 5:00 p.m. and three hours prior to performances. $20 tickets for children twelve and under are available when purchased with an adult ticket.