iLuminate Artist of Light
Crowds have flocked to see iLuminate live, and many of them have been left awestruck by the group's performances. Shows, such as Iluminate Artist of Light, have been held in many parts of the world, with the group recently coming back from a Central Asian tour. The so–called New York show is not only a magnificent feat of choreography but is also a play of sorts, a theatrical drama that tells the story of Jacob, a talented young artist who is struggling to connect with the real word. Young Jacobs takes solace in his magical paintbrush, bringing imaginary characters to life.
Unfortunately for Jacob, a bully steals his magical paintbrush and turns it to evil, creating horrifying monsters. Without his paintbrush, Jacobs fights to save his friends and his town from the evil monsters, while painfully aware of the fact that his magnificent, magical tool is now a weapon in the hands of a villain. Jacob's story is told by the talented artists of iLuminate through technology, art, dance and music. Some have called iLuminate's shows as experiences worth a lifetime. Others call them out of the ordinary. Undoubtedly, the consensus is that these are shows that have taken the theatrical experience to a whole new level, by combing it with music, dance, art and technology. In what the company calls 'an unforgettable theatrical experience', performers clad in brightly shining, colored tubes performs and tell the story of young Jacob with the magical paintbrush.
After appearing on America's Got Talent, the company was again invited to perform once again on the show, this time as guest performers. In late 2013, the company appeared on America's Got Talent and performed pieces of Iluminate Artist of Light. The Off–Broadway show was performed on the reality TV show's eliminations episode. It received a lot of acclaim, with audience members giving it a standing ovation. Artists of Light has been staged on Off–Broadway theaters such as The Duke and was previously staged at the New World Stages, where it will be performed once again.
iLuminate's 2013 tour of Central Asia took it to countries such as Kazakhstan and Kyrgystan, where the group also taught master classes in the cities of Karakol and Bishkek. All of the company's Central Asian shows were sold out. Their founder and creative director, Miral Kotb, also spoke at various universities and was also featured on TV alongside Dario Mejia and John Nelson. In the media, the company and its shows have been praised by the likes of the NY Daily News, NY Post, Examiner.com, FastCompany and more. Some have even gone so far as to call its shows 'a magical visual feast'. In short, this dance–in–the–dark sensation is a must see live, and you can watch it with Iluminate Artist of Light tickets in hand.