iLuminate: Artist of Light
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iLuminate: Artist of Light
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iLuminate: Artist of Light NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(54 Ratings)
Positive
85%
Mixed
11%
Negative
4%
Members say
Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Edgy

About the Show

Go on an action-filled journey of light and sound with dancers who thrive to the beat of the city. 

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Show-Score Member Reviews (54)

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63 Reviews | 12 Followers
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.

778 Reviews | 148 Followers
95
Great dancing, Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Great music with dancing and very high energy, alot of funny.

Don't see it if You dislike dancing and music and mos of all fun.

71 Reviews | 9 Followers
95
Refreshing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You love unique experiences and great vibes. If you love a fun, energetic night out this is the show to see

Don't see it if You are not a fan of untraditional shows or fun music

93 Reviews | 36 Followers
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

216 Reviews | 223 Followers
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.

366 Reviews | 76 Followers
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!

287 Reviews | 77 Followers
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.

290 Reviews | 92 Followers
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.

Critic Reviews (16)

Theater Pizzazz
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 the familiar luminations of stage spotlights. The high kicks seem higher and faster; the balletic moves are more ravishing, the break-dancing spins are swifter and more perilous."
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Times Square Chronicles
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 comic-book adventure come to life, 'iLuminate' is the show that will rock your world no matter what language you speak."
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On Stage Blog
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 be attached to something more appropriate, or to get a strong narrative to go along. Sadly, the current production of 'iLuminate' hardly reaches beyond an entertaining concept showcase."
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Z
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 is an experience – with waves of techno beats, classical music, Argentinean Tango and sultry R&B songs stimulating your senses. This mish-mosh of musical genres blend well."
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The New York Times
February 25th, 2014
For a previous production

"'iLuminate' is more spectacle than story, with technology its most dazzling star...When the lights on some suits are switched off, the action takes on other dimensions, and bodies that are carried appear to float and fly...At times like this, 'iLuminate' becomes more than a neon comic book, achieving a magic that’s as much a product of darkness as of light."
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Time Out New York
June 30th, 2014
For a previous production

"With little dialogue and a loud, nonstop electronic soundtrack, 'iLuminate' isn’t about aural pleasures. It works best if you turn off your brain and open your eyes wide. The light-up suits and sets truly dazzle. And what the choreography lacks in originality, it makes up for in meticulous execution, as characters seem to fly, float and switch heads...Nuanced it’s not, but it certainly lights up your life."
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Talkin' Broadway
January 27th, 2014
For a previous production

"'iLuminate' is a giddily modern animated movie given pulsating life...'iLuminate' throbs with movement, which is a good thing given how otherwise inclined it is to stay in one place. It attempts to tell a story...Trying to follow it can be tedious when no one involved ever convinces you that they think it matters...But even so it was an impressively conceived and executed way to transform ordinary dance into something you've never quite seen before."
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Theater Pizzazz
February 5th, 2014
For a previous production

"'iLuminate' successfully combines the old and the new into a witty entertainment that is imaginative and exciting…There really isn’t much of a story, just the ongoing struggles of an artist to create… An evil figure interferes and steals his tools in order to create ugly monsters. How our artist overcomes this, with the help of his friends, becomes an exciting urban journey full of dance and brilliant imagery…They all move beautifully and are more than just a cast, but a real company."
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