Dino-Light by Lightwire Theater
Friday, January 17, 2020
Lightwire Theater brings stories to life in complete darkness. Hailed by Rolling Stone as “absolutely incredible,” the electroluminescent artistry of this New Orleans-based group mesmerizes audiences with a unique show that combines dance and innovative costume design. An assortment of neon-lit creatures, from dinosaurs to 16-foot tall birds, ducks, soldiers and more, moves around a completely darkened stage choreographed to exhilarating music and featuring the occasional neon sword fight. Lightwire’s costume creations can require nearly 200 hours to build and can include anything from fishing poles to duct tape to skateboard wheels. The result is a showcase of innovative visual storytelling that will enchant the inner child of every age.
Lightwire Theater co-creators Ian Carney and Corbin Popp met in New York City while dancing in Twyla Tharp’s Movin’ Out on Broadway. An immediate connection was made between the kindred spirits as they discovered their mutual love of art, theater and technology. After coming across a product called “EL wire,” the lights turned on and the possibilities seemed endless. Together with their wives Eleanor and Whitney, they began to experiment with shapes and designs to develop puppetry-based neon creatures that quickly came to life.
Lightwire Theater are winners of truTV’s Fake Off and have been featured as semifinalists on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, where Howard Stern praised their ingenuity and creativity, and declared, “You’re everything that makes America great!” Lightwire Theater continues to create and deliver innovative theatrical experiences to audiences worldwide, including Hong Kong, Estonia, Canada, Belarus, China and Abu Dhabi, and as finalists on My Tf1’s The Best, Le Meilleur Artiste in Paris.
“An eye-popping display of story telling that’s like nothing else you’ve ever seen.“
– broadway world
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2019-20 season sponsors