PRESS RELEASE: INTERNATIONAL DANCE SENSATION ILUMINATE | 9/30/2018

Sep. 13, 2018

MIDLAND, Mich. – Tickets are on sale for Midland Center for the Arts’ engagement of iLuminate, on stage Sept. 30 at 6 p.m.

International dance sensation iLuminate first wowed the nation on America’s Got Talent, when their dancers performed dynamic routines and illusions on a darkened stage. Their electrifying fusion of technology and dance creates a visual experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen. It will reawaken your senses and imagination!

Tickets for iLuminate are $36 for adults and $25 for students and can be purchased at www.midlandcenter.org or through the Center Ticket Office, 800-523-7649.

About iLuminate

“Spectacular, magical and dazzling!” The New York Times

iLuminate’s director and producer Miral Kotb combined her passion for dance and technology to create iLuminate. She started dancing at the age of 5 and wrote her first piece of software at the age of 9 and never stopped either of her passions. After receiving her B.A. In computer science from Columbia University, she performed and created works around the country as well as in several cities in Europe, Britain, and Egypt. As a software-engineer she worked at Bloomberg LP then moved into mobile app development. It was in 2009, at Apple’s World Wide Developer’s Conference, that Miral came up with the idea that soon became the iLuminate technology. In addition to running iLuminate and overseeing shows, Miral partnered up with Code.org to create an educational video that is played for students in Elementary schools around the world and is a mentor for Google’s Made with Code initiative. Miral has spoken at Google Zeitgeist, TedX Broadway, StubHub, Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Adaptive Paths, Acuity Brands and Capital One.

Since launching in 2009, iLuminate™’s patented technology has been used in numerous performances by Grammy-winning superstars such as Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera, The Black Eyed Peas, and David Guetta, among others. It has also been featured on hit primetime television shows including “America’s Got Talent” (in which the dance troupe took third place), “Dancing with the Stars” and “X Factor,” awards shows like the “American Music Awards,” “MTV’s Video Music Awards,” “BET Awards,” “The Nickelodeon Awards,” “Billboard” and “Latin Billboard Awards,” and daytime favorites “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “The Wendy Williams Show,” and “Good Morning America” and “The Queen Latifah Show.”

Having catapulted into an international sensation, iLuminate™ has performed across the globe for various events, including headlining at the Cairo Opera House in Egypt; performing with Labrinth for Sony’s Xperia smart phone launch in London; dancing at automotive shows in Canada and South Africa; participating in Capezio’s prestigious 125th Anniversary Celebration at New York’s City Center; participating in the Hennessy Classivm Mega Event in China, performing at the Kids Inaugural Concert for Military Families as part of inauguration weekend in Washington D.C, among several others. In addition, iLuminate™ continues to perform at numerous corporate events across the country for such prominent companies as IBM, Lenovo, Opryland, Energizer, Dell, Cisco, Olympus, Starwood Hotels, and many others.

iLuminate’s most recent focus is on education. They have had educational tours in Central Asia and New Zealand and recently did a week long workshop at Cortland Repertory Theatre in which high school dancers performed in the dark in lighting suits their fellow student technicians created and programmed.