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Off-Broadway's iLUMINATE Begins Holiday Performances At New World Stages

iLuminate, named the best new act in America by "America's Got Talent," returns to New York City to light up the holidays with its displays of visual and musical amazement in a limited 7 -week engagement.

Performances begin TOMORROW, November 22 at 8:00pm at New World Stages - Stage 1 (340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues). Opening Night is Thursday, December 1st. Performances will continue through January 8, 2017.

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. What a great holiday gift to New York!

"There is no better place to be during the holidays than New York City," exclaims Miral Kotb, Founder and Director/Choreographer for iLuminate. "We are delighted to be bringing the show back to New York so soon after our summer engagement. Since that time, we have added new elements, including new music and opportunities for audience members to participate in the unique iLuminate experience. We are all looking forward to spending this special time in the city."

iLuminate plays the following performance schedule: Monday at 7pm, Wednesday-Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. & 7:30pm. There will be an additional performance on Tuesday, 11/22 @ 8pm. Tickets for iLuminate are priced at $77 and $87 (Premium seats are $99) and may be purchased through Telecharge/(212) 239-6200. For additional information please visit the website at www.iluminate.com

About iLuminate

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 soldout 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. Most recently, it enjoyed a summer engagement at Theatre 80 in New York's East Village. 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 and Be lieve, 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. They recently 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. iLuminate just returned from an engagement in Saudi Arabia.

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