iLuminate Lights Up the Stage
Nothing spices up a dance performance like great lighting—especially when that lighting is on the dancers.
Innovative group iLuminate performs all of their shows in the dark, save for the kind of amazing LED suits the dancers wear. It's a trick that totally messes with your head, and we mean that in a good way. Unsurprisingly, artists including Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera and The Black Eyed Peas have used the group's flashy technology, which also lit up the "America's Got Talent" stage.
Now iLuminate is coming to NYC. They'll be at The Duke theater on 42nd street from this Friday, the 23, through January 5. Click here for details. Not a New Yorker? No worries: Take a look at this enlightening footage from one of iLuminate's performances.
We've said it before and we'll say it again: New York City Ballet principal Sara Mearns is some SERIOUS #goals. Her strength and power onstage borders on superhuman. But what's extra magical about Mearns is that she really puts in the fitness and cross-training work outside of the rehearsal studio. And she's overcome her fair share of injuries. Which is why she was the perfect source for Vogue's latest ballet fitness story.
Well, this brings class videos to a whole new level! Choreographer Phil Wright and dancer Ashley Liai have been together eight-plus years, but she was still in total shock when he proposed to her mid-dance at Millennium Dance Complex earlier this week. Why? Well, the whole thing was unbelievably perfect.
In the dance industry, dancers don't always have a say in what they wear on their bodies. This can get tricky if you're asked to wear something that compromises your own personal values. So what should you do if you find yourself in this sticky situation? We sat down for a Q&A with "Dancing with the Stars" alumn Ashly Costa to answer that very question. Here's what she had to say about the options dancers have surrounding questionable costumes.