ILuminate Lights Up Charlotte For A Spectacular Family-Friendly Performance At Levine Center For The Arts

iLuminate, the original entertainment technology company that electrifies audiences around the globe with its glow-in-the-dark performances, has announced its 2018 national tour dates and will be performing at Knight Theater's Levine Center for the Arts on September 26, 2018. For tickets, show time and additional information, go to: https://www.blumenthalarts.org/events-performances/coming-performances/detail/iluminate

Founded by Miral Kotb, iLuminate shot to international fame in 2011 when it was named "the best new act in America" on America's Got Talent. The entertainment company's patented technology enables performers, choreographers, and artistic directors to create explosive performances in the dark that mesmerize audiences of all ages.

iLuminate tells the story of a group of 20-somethings who dance to the beat of life as they move through a city of glowing colors and heart-pounding tempos. In this world, the audience is introduced to 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. But 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 spectacular family-friendly 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, LMFAO, The Wanted and Sam Smith on a completely dark stage. Cast members wear glow-in-the-dark suits that are controlled by patented wireless lighting programs to create specialized and choreographed dances and illusions.

The multi-city national tour is sure to mesmerize audiences from New York City to Philadelphia, Norfolk to Kansas City, Kalamazoo to Houston and beyond! For a full list of tour dates and cities visit: http://www.iluminate.com/tour-dates/

"We have fantastic new elements planned for our fall tour shows," said Miral Kotb, creator of iLuminate. "We've added an interactive game scene in which audience members can participate in the live stage show to help solve the puzzle that rescues our main characters. It's the best time you will have in the dark!"

iLuminate stars Daniel Amoros, Lisa Bauford, Matthew Dobbins, Daphne Driscoll, Lucia Joyce, Bryan Longchamp, Timara Melchor, Simon Mendoza, and Charles Way.

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.

Founded by dancer and software engineer Miral Kotb, the entertainment technology company combines state-of-the-art technology with electrifying entertainers who perform in the dark to create the ultimate performing arts experience. iLuminate enables performers, choreographers, and artistic directors to create explosive performances with customized wireless lighting programs that mesmerizes audiences of all ages. Since launching in 2009, iLuminate's patented technology has been utilized by Grammy-winning superstars such as Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera and The Black Eyed Peas, among many others. For additional information, visit www.iluminate.com.

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