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"America's Got Talent Finalists" iLuminate Combine Music, Dance, and Technology To Light Up The Merriam Theater Stage in Kimmel Center Debut, February 10-11, 2017

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, December 22, 2016) –– Extraordinary lighting effects combined with remarkable dance moves and high-energy music create an unforgettable performance experience by America’s Got Talent finalists iLuminate. The New York-based entertainment group is based on the fusion of technology and dance, performing in electrified glow-in-the-dark suits on a darkened stage to create a visual experience unlike any other. The show will run for three performances, February 10–11, 2017, at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts’ Merriam Theater.

“iLuminate is a perfect example of how the arts allow us to combine our passions, no matter how unrelated they may seem,” said Anne Ewers, President & CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “This incredible group brings such a unique and exciting style of performance to our stage and we cannot wait to be swept away by their groundbreaking show!”

iLuminate was formed in 2009 as the brainchild of Miral Kotb, a woman who sought to bring together her passions for dance and software engineering. Enhanced by the patented iLuminate technology that enables the crew and performers to produce explosive performances with customized wireless lighting programs, their shows focus on stories of adventure and romance expressed through an array of dance styles and illusions. Dubbed “the best new act in America” following their third place win on America’s Got Talent in 2011, iLuminate has quickly become a household name.

Other upcoming performances on the Kimmel Center Campus include Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (February 3–4, 2017, Merriam Theater), Shaping Sound: After the Curtain (March 7, 2017, Merriam Theater), and DRUMline LIVE! (March 9–March 10, 2017, Merriam Theater).


Merriam Theater
February 10, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

February 11, 2017, 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.


Tickets are available nowand start at $20.00. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling (215) 790-5883. More information at

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, The Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly Pops, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2016-2017 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit

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