'The Best New Act in America' iLuminate to Light Up EKU Center

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Called "The Best New Act in America" by America's Got Talent, New York-based dance company iLuminate are coming to the EKU Center in Richmond for an electrifying, family-friendly performance on September 27, 2018 at 7:30 PM. Known for their one-of-a-kind fusion of extraordinary lighting effects with remarkable dance moves and high-energy music, iLuminate's artists create an awe-inspiring visual performance.

Tickets are on sale now, and priced at $25, $35, $45, and $69. Tickets can be purchased online at EKUCenter.com, by calling the box office at 859-622-7469, or in person at 1 Hall Drive in Richmond, on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University.

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.

iLuminate has been featured on Dancing with the Stars, The X Factor and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The group has appeared with GRAMMY-winning performers including Christina Aguilera and The Black Eyed Peas. The New York Times has described the show as, "Spectacular, magical and dazzling! iLuminate is more than a neon comic book, achieving a magic that’s as much a product of darkness as of light."

Founder Miral Kotb is a prolific entrepreneur in the fields of technology development and the performing arts. She practiced computer coding and dance as a child, combining the two when she founded iLuminate in 2009. Kotb’s work has since been presented in over 15 countries, including her native home of Egypt. Kotb founded iLuminate in 2009.

iLuminate has pioneered a new art form and continues to impact people locally and globally in schools, arenas, and Off Broadway theaters.