Artist of Light, World Premiere From "America's Got Talent" Dance Group iLuminate, Will Play Off-Broadway

By Michael Gioia
14 Nov 2012

The world premiere of Artist of Light, a stage show from glow-suit dance group iLuminate, who rose to fame on television's "America's Got Talent," will begin a limited engagement Nov. 23 at The Duke in New York City.



"We're so proud to present our very first ticketed show," said iLuminate founder, creative director and software engineer Miral Kotb — who is also credited as director, choreographer and playwright of the Off-Broadway production — in a statement. "Artist of Light is a fable that combines mythical elements with music, art, dance forms and the magic of iLuminate light suits. We've created an exciting story with characters our fans will fall in love with."

The production, which will continue through Jan. 5, 2013, will feature musical direction by Justin "Kanobby" Keitt (Far East Movement), who composes for the piece alongside Christopher Tignor (Slow Six, Wires.Under.Tension).

Artist of Light, according to iLuminate Productions, "tells the story of Jacob, a talented but insecure young artist who struggles to connect with the real world. He 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 bully steals the paintbrush and uses it for evil, turning Jacob's sweet creations into horrifying monsters, Jacob must face danger without the help of his miraculous tool. He fights to save his town and friends, all while knowing the paintbrush that brought him so much joy is now a weapon in the hands of a villain bent on destruction."

The creative team also includes Athena S. Bienvenu (playwright), John "JRock" Nelson (choreographer, scenic design, costume design), Dario Mejia (choreographer) and Marcus Allan Cobb (choreographer).

The Duke on 42nd Street is located at 229 W. 42nd Street, 2nd floor (between 7th and 8th Avenues). For tickets, call (646) 223-3010 or click here. For more information, visit iLuminate.com.