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iLuminate

From 45 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Edgy, Original

About the show

This eye-popping spectacle by iLuminate (of 'America's Got Talent' fame) returns to Off-Broadway. Go on an action-filled journey of light and sound with dancers who thrive to the beat of the city.  More…

Music, art, and the technological magic of iLuminate bring you a story of adventure and romance conveyed by an array of dance styles and amazing light-up costumes. The moves range from contemporary to popping to breaking, all energetically choreographed to popular and classic music by artists such as James Brown and Chris Brown.


Member Reviews (45)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Edgy, Original
80
Avg Score

65
Dated, Disappointing, Cliched, Insipid, Overrated

See it if you enjoy watching teenagers hop around while wearing glow in the dark clothing. They are very enthusiastic.

Don't see it if you are expecting a play. Plot and characters are suggested but not realized. This is a dance performance and even the dance is unimpressive

88
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Ambitious, Surprising

See it if you need to do something with kids, aged 5 - 16. Most importantly, you won't be bored, they will be delighted, and everyone will be happy!

Don't see it if You are 70 or older -- the music can be a bit much. But it is a visual delight, so take a chance if you're feeling lucky!

85
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Refreshing, Edgy

See it if You want an evening full of original, fun, dancing, media, music, neon lights, hip hop, R & B and more. A feast for the eyes and senses.

Don't see it if If you want a play or classic musical...way different than that.

89
Entertaining, Delightful, Masterful, Family friendly, kids will love it,, Ambitious

See it if An enchanting, entertaining and highly talented performers in a fun, family-friendly show. I see why they won in America's Got Talent.

Don't see it if you dislike lights, dancing, circus-like performers, or any audience interaction.

87
Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, Refreshing, Enchanting

See it if you want an amazing dance show with special effects using lights.

Don't see it if you want a show with a deep plot.

83
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Exquisite, Profound

See it if Great lights show... Loved the dancing and music....

Don't see it if Hate light shows, dark theatre, dancing, and music...

84
Entertaining, Edgy, Dizzying, Ambitious, Original

See it if Technology meets artistry in this unique theatrical event! Astonishing spectacle achieved through computerized light and dance.

Don't see it if if a deep or compelling story is needed to keep you entertained. This is ALL about the visual and there is plenty to see!

76
Ambitious, Entertaining, Refreshing, Delightful, Edgy

See it if Love to watch dancing.

Don't see it if Don't like the dark!

64
Disappointing, Dizzying

See it if You like performance art.

Don't see it if Can't stand black light and flashing lights. I felt I was getting sick or nauseous after awhile. I had to leave after a half hour.

68
Confusing, Original, Dizzying

See it if You have kids to entertain and enjoy talented, energetic dancers and fun light technology effects. I liked the balletic movements & tango.

Don't see it if You don't like a confusing uninteresting plot with pretty loud music and much of the dancing robotic and hip hop.

75
Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky, Original

See it if you're in the mood for cool technology, effects, visuals & dancing. It's fun and family friendly. Not much of a story.

Don't see it if you want serious theater, you don't like being in the dark (it is a glow in the dark show), you don't like dancing or tech effects

70
Entertaining, Original

See it if you like dancing shows. This one is entertainment in the dark.

Don't see it if you don't like dancing and don't want to sit in the dark.

75
Original, Creative, Family-friendly, Loud, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy contemporary pop/r&b music and are looking for a spectacle - the dancing is good, but the lighting is the true star here.

Don't see it if you're looking for a strong narrative -- the wisp of a storyline here is very hokey.

67
Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Fun, Great singing

See it if you liked Blue Man Group, De La Guardia, sensationalism, great dancing, top 40 music, high energy.

Don't see it if you want a plot line, you are a little kid because it is dark and scary.

80
Clever, Entertaining

See it if You like dance and technology in an entertaining show that is suitable for the entire family

Don't see it if You want a substantive story

80
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you like to be entertained by a show that is outside the usual box. Music, lights and dance come together in a very unusual way. It pops!

Don't see it if being in a dark theater and stage makes you nervous. Or if you want more dramatics. It is fun, entertaining and eye catching nothing more.

81
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Edgy, Riveting

See it if You saw them on Americas got talent and enjoy the technology, lights and dance, great for kids,fun

Don't see it if You are bothered by music,dark,lights,dance

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Great music, Unique, Great dancing

See it if You want a family friendly experience that is different. You want fun music, cool dancing, and truly neat technology with electric lights.

Don't see it if You want a clear story line with distinct dialogue. You don't want to be in an audience with kids. You don't like audience participation.

93
Original, Entertaining, Refreshing, Fluffy, Delightful

See it if You love dance, hip hop, loud music and talented enthusiastic dancers that glow in the dark. No real story here. I was energized by this.

Don't see it if You are looking for dialogue and a gripping story. This is all about dancers that glow in the dark and creative staging. Will see it again

70
Banal, Entertaining, Must see, Slow, Great staging

See it if You remember them from the talent show

Don't see it if you afraid of darkness

100
Must see, Dizzying, Entertaining, Epic, Intense

See it if You love a combination of Classic Hip-Hop Dance moves, along with a Science Fiction Storyline (without words) that's out of this world.

Don't see it if Bright flashing lights make you crazy. You don't want to spend 90 minutes in the dark (I'm not kidding), or you hate loud rap music.

83
Delightful, Entertaining, Dizzying, Edgy, Loud music

See it if you think flashing lights,loud music&newer technologies used for entertainment is interesting.Lights are dizzying in darkness so sit in back

Don't see it if you can't handle flashing lights, loud music, no serious acting and no plot. Show can make you feel a bit dizzy! Sit further back!

70
Entertaining, Edgy

See it if you've got the kids with you, and they're into light, sound, and dance

Don't see it if you're looking for a mind-blowing experience

92
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Intense, Enchanting

See it if You don't want to see a full blown musical or drama yet you want to be entertained. You like light shows. You like Michael Jackson.

Don't see it if You don't like Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Missy Elliot or loud rhymthic pounding music. You want a full blown musical or serious drama.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Riveting, Exciting, Energizing

See it if you love dance numbers with clever, cutting edge technology. You love spectacle and don't mind a silly story. Great for kids

Don't see it if dance, loud pop music, or moving lights aren't your thing. Don't see it if special effects like strobe could trigger seizure


December 1st, 2016
"Not to be missed if you intend to be uplifted and exhilarated to your core this holiday season. 'iLuminate' may be rather thin on plot convolutions, but the arc of development is lusciously steered by symbolism and metaphor...More is revealed than if we were watching the performers dancing in th...
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December 1st, 2016
"'iLuminate' creates a magical theatrical experience that defies a theatrical genre. The story line is a battle between light and dark, creativity vs. chaos, filled with an overwhelming overabundance of talent. The plot line is rather inept, with a man trying to find himself through art…For a com...
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December 2nd, 2016
"The fluorescent outlines of the costumes leave no room for mistakes in the choreography, and the performers didn’t disappoint. Hip-hop, jazz, ballet and contemporary dance blend together seamlessly to catchy songs, a lot of which are pop music hits...It is a great visual concept but it needs to ...
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December 2nd, 2016
"You’ll be mesmerized by extraordinary special effects and exemplary choreographed dance moves in a constant frenzied pace...The narrative does not clearly emerge and dialogue is practically non-existent in the show; yet you still follow the story through interpretative dance. And that in itself ...
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