The Assiniboia & District Arts Council financially supports preforming arts in schools to allow students exposure to a variety of art forms.
Grandfather Troll March 14th, 2023 Utilizing electro-luminescent (EL) wire, fiber optic fabric, black light and other special effects, create a world of wonder in their newest production iLumiDance. Delighting audiences young and adult with its magic and humor, iLumiDance is a tour-de-force of virtuosic dancing and cutting-edge technology. RDT is excited to be able to present this sophisticated dance and technology show in a variety of performance venues. Designed to for ease of touring and set-up in both fully equipped theaters and alternative performing spaces, the only technical requirements for presenting the iLumiDance show are a space that can be fully darkened, four 120 volt AC outlets, and a wall or pipe on which to hang the iLumiDance backdrop. ilumiDance opens on a darkened stage with only a Black Light instrument illuminating the puppets and dancers so that viewers are immersed in an undersea world where creatures appear to float, swim and dance through the dark water. As the dance progresses, mysterious land animals appear, created through RDT’s signature partnering between two and sometimes three dancers who together form one fantastic creature. Their world of black and white is suddenly interrupted by a sorceress dressed in a gown and headdress of iridescently blue fiber-optic fabric which swirls around her as she dances. Following her lead, humanoids dressed in light suits of EL wire enter to dance vigorously through the space to high-voltage West African drum rhythms.