BILLINGS, MT —In a performance that’s fun for the whole family as seen on America’s Got Talent, Alberta Bair Theater’s First Interstate Bank Fox Series features iLuminate, a fusion of dance and technology, in their full length show Artist of Life on Sunday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Join an action filled journey of light and sound as a group of friends go out clubbing in a city of glowing colors and heart-pounding musical beats. iLuminate brings this story of adventure and romance to life through an array of dance styles—from contemporary to popping and breaking—as expressed through lighted body suits, perfectly choreographed to music by artists such as Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, James Brown, Janet Jackson, Chris Brown, LMFAO, The Wanted, and Sam Smith.
Directed and produced by innovator Miral Kotb, Artist of Light has been seen Off Broadway, and tours the United States, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
This performance by iLuminate is sponsored by First Interstate Bank, Bill & Anne Cole, CHS Laurel Operations, KULR 8, and 97.1KISS. Tickets, $45/$33 and $25 for students with valid I.D., are available at the Alberta Bair Theater Box Office on the corner of 3rd Ave N and N Broadway, by phone at 406-256-6052 (box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10-5; Saturday 10-3) and/or online at www.albertabairtheater.org.
About iLuminate Innovator Miral Kotb
Miral Kotb is a prolific entrepreneur in the fields of technology development and the performing arts. Her skills in coding and dance were fostered by the age of 9 and remained passions separately practiced up to early adulthood. Miral’s work has since been presented in over 15 countries, including her native home of Egypt.
Miral received her degree in Computer Science from Columbia University while honing in on dance training in New York City. Upon graduating she secured a position with Bloomberg L.P. as a senior software engineer then entered the world of mobile application development.
Shortly thereafter, Miral had an early vision of a project that would combine her two passions. A concept made of dancers wearing costumes that illuminated wirelessly to complement a combination of music and choreography. She pursued her idea with help from some of the best hardware and software engineers in the business and in 2009 she founded iLuminate, which has paved the way for a new art form and continues to impact people locally and globally in schools, arenas and Off Broadway theaters.
In just a few short years, Miral has become a brilliantly valued public speaker at organizations and corporate events including Google Zeitgeist, Google’s sponsored Made with Code, where she is also a mentor, On Cue, TedX Teen, TedX Broadway, The Apple Developer Conference 2017, Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Adaptive Paths, Center for Global Brand Leadership, National Arts Marketing Project, NEXTECH, Capital One, and Acuity Brands. Recently Miral and iLuminate had the honor of ringing the opening bell at NASDAQ. Miral is a cancer survivor and has been honored to speak at foundation galas, including Friends of Egyptian Children with Cancer and continues to inspire a sense of resilience within the lives of those affected by Cancer.
As a software engineer, Miral partnered up with Code.org to create an educational video that is played for students in Elementary schools around the world. She has programmed iLuminate’s patented technology for such Grammy-winning superstars as Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera, The Black Eyed Peas, and Death Cab for Cutie. The technology has also been featured on shows including Dancing With The Stars, The American Music Awards, Mira Quien Baila, The X Factor, MTV’s Video Music Awards, Nickelodeon’s HALO Awards, and the BET Awards.
From Six Flags Parks across America to a show featured at Disneyland’s ElecTRONica Festival , Miral has worked as a director and has two shows currently being performed at sea on the luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises.