Utilizing electro-luminescent (EL) wire, fiber optic fabric, black light and other special effects, Rainbow Dance Theatre’s artistic directors Valerie Bergman and Darryl Thomas create a world of wonder! Delighting audiences young and adult with its magic and humour, iLUMiDance is a tour-de-force of virtuosic dancing and cutting-edge technology.
The dance emerges on a fully darkened stage, with set, costumes, and props designed from EL wire, allowing dancers to morph, disappear and reappear in the blink of an eye. A computer on the side of the stage, synced to a musical score featuring classical, tango, and modern music motifs, “talks” to the costumes, sets and props so that the dancers and EL wire both dance to the musical score. The audience is transported into a world of wonder and surprises where humans morph into animals before their very eyes, flowers grow to amazing proportions and defy gravity with a balletic “Waltz of the Flowers” variation, and other creatures fall and recover “matrix” style in the blink of an eye.
Constant visual surprises and athletic virtuosic dancing delight audiences young and adult alike!
About Rainbow Dance Theatre
“Deeply satisfying…..combines artful stagecraft with physical prowess…in intricate, balance-shifting acrobatic maneuvers.” - Seattle Times
Rainbow Dance Theatre’s (RDT) ensemble of eight virtuoso dancers transforms the concert stage into a world of mystery, pathos, and humour. Delighting audiences of all ages with its athletic “pull-out-the-stops celebration of … dancing that pays homage to world-dance and world-music influences” (Sheryl Dare, Honolulu Advertiser), RDT’s repertory features modern works with roots in the traditions of many world cultures. Combined with innovative aerial choreography, visually stunning interactive sets, and the latest innovations in fiber optic and electro-luminescent technology, the distinctive choreography of artistic directors Darryl Thomas and Valerie Bergman creates “an exotic feast for the senses” (Isamu Jordan, Spokane Spokesman Review).
REQUIRED SAFETY PROTOCOLS**As of tickets on sale date - subject to change
Proof of Vaccination
All patrons will be required to show proof of vaccination using the BC COVID-19 Vaccine Card to attend events at the Sid Williams Theatre. Patrons ages 19 and over must also show a piece of government issued photo ID. Patrons under age 12 can attend events with a fully vaccinated adult. There are NO exceptions to this Public Health Order.
For more info visit the BC government site.
Masks are no longer required, but we strongly recommended patrons continue to wear them. We recommend the use of masks rated N95 or higher.
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