iLuminate™ is an entertainment technology company that combines state-of-the-art technology with electrifying entertainers who perform in the dark using customized wireless lighting programs and LED costuming to create the ultimate performing arts experience.
Since their exciting premier by winning 3rd. place on “America’s Got Talent”, iLuminate’s patent-pending technology has been used in numerous performances by Grammy-winning superstars such as Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera, The Black Eyed Peas, and David Guetta, among others. It has also been featured on hit primetime television shows including Dancing with the Stars and X Factor, awards shows like the American Music Awards, MTV’s Video Music Awards, BET Awards, The Nickelodeon Awards, Billboard and Latin Billboard Awards, and daytime favorites The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Wendy Williams Show, and Good Morning America.
Having catapulted into an international sensation, iLuminate™ has performed across the globe for various corporate events including Sony’s Xperia smart phone launch in London; automotive shows in Canada and South Africa; Capezio’s prestigious 125th. Anniversary Celebration at New York’s City Center; and the Hennessy Classivm Mega Event in China, among several others.
2013 got off to an exciting start when the group was asked to perform at the Kids Inaugural Concert for Military Families as part of inauguration weekend in Washington D.C. With a permanent show at Six Flags and their “Artist of Light” off-Broadway show, iLuminate™ looks to continue to grow for a long time to come.
The Kozaks are North America’s foremost professional Ukrainian Kozak (also known as Cossack) performing troupe. It’s a unique cabaret style dance performance rooted in traditional Ukrainian folk dance and history. The Kozaks’ high energy acrobatic kicks and jumps will thrill audiences familiar with Ukrainian Folk Dance and spellbind those who are seeing it for the frst time. The Kozaks will take you on a journey back in time to the 1500’s – a time when the sword and spear were the weapons of choice. Our style of dance and competitive acrobatics exhibit the spirit and passion that The Kozaks displayed as national protectors of Ukraine. Their style of performance was honed from years of performing at the Ukrainian Caravan Restaurant Toronto, plus over 15 years of touring North America. The Kozak’s will thrill your audiences with an Interactive and engaging show. The audience will feel the energy and, in no time, be swept away in the music and excitement; tapping their feet, clapping their hands and cheering loudly. Musical accompanyment can be either CD or 2 or 3 musicians.
A dynamic performance by Latin Energy features the hot dance moves of several of the most exciting happy ballroom dancing styles from Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, and Puerto Rico including the Salsa, Tango, Cha Cha, Samba, and Merengue. Their performances are renowned to be full of energy and elegance, with many fast and acrobatic movements such as lifts, back flips, and tricks making all their shows an unforgettable experience that is entertaining for all! Vanesa Stay started the Latin Energy dance company in 2002. The dancers quickly established themselves as the premier Latin dance troupe in Toronto. The dancers have won first place in over 25 competitions around the world including the prestigious Vice World Champions at the Miami World Salsa Federation Championships. They have been featured in many TV SHOWS, commercials & movies such as “Take the Lead” movie staring Antonio Banderas , “Party Mamas” TV show on Slice TV, “Style by Jury” Makeover TV show on W Network. Recently Latin Energy toured across Canada with Blackberry, performing for the launch of the new “Blackberry Bold”.
The Hawaiian Pacific Magic (8 dancers) perform the folk dances of Hawaii and Tahiti in such a graceful fashion that everyone will forget about Winter. Clad in the most colourful and exotic costumes, studded with sea shells, polished nuts, flowers, and leaves, their dances pay tribute to the moon, stars, love, and the daily activities of everyday life. Watch the hands – the hands tell the story. See if you can interpret what these dances are all about. Their repertoire is varied, representing the people of the South Pacific including the ancient Hawaiian Hula, the magical Poi dances of New Zealand, the exciting and pulsating Tahitian Otea, and the authentic dances of Samoa. This dynamic group has performed for the award-winning Waikiki Pavailin of Metro Toronto International Caravan, Carassauga in Mississauga and Carabram in Brampton, Toronto’s Skydome Opening Celebrations, National Arts Center of Ottawa and Montreal, International Folklore Festival in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Italy, Brazil, Spain, The Canary Islands, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, England and Walt Disney World, USA.
These beautifully costumed Princesses tantalize and tease with their exotic belly dancing. This versatile dance group takes you on a journey from the mystery of the ancient temples of the Pharaohs to the grandeur of the royal palaces, and from the modern streets of Cairo and Alexandria, to the colour of the villages along the Nile Valley. The styles range from the ancient folklore dances to modern contemporary dances from the Middle East. This troupe is always a favourite at Toronto’s annual Caravan and at the many multicultural festivals throughout Ontario. It represented Egypt at the International Pavilion at the CNE. It toured to sold-out houses in Jordan and Egypt.
Bollywood dance consists of various Indian and western dance forms, primarily inspired from the music of Bollywood (the Indian film industry). There is a strong influence from the world of classical Indian dance, but as it continues to gain exposure in the global market, Bollywood dance is also influenced by other dance forms such as Flamenco, Belly dance, and Hip Hop. Taking the main flavour from Bollywood music, Bollywood Grooves combines the beauty and grace from classical Indian dance, the fierceness and energy of Bhangra, the passion of Latin, the groove from Street/Hip Hop and the spice of Middle Eastern dance styles, and fuses it into one energetic dance form. Choreographer Lopa Sarkar trained in Toronto for 20 years in the classical Indian dance form of Bharatanatym, performing in Canada and the U.S.
After completing her MBA at the Schulich School of Business, she moved to London (U.K.) where she spent two years choreographing, performing and teaching Bollywood dance with three companies. While in the UK, she worked with Bollywood choreographer Pappu-Malu (of Devdas) and performed on stage with Malaika Arora. She was seen on BBC, Zee TV, and Sony Television. Bollywood Grooves, recently renamed Divine Heritage Artistry, has given many memorable performances including The Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards (The 2006 Contessa Awards), The Luminato Festival including the Luminato Luminaries Gala, the Mayor of London, England’s India Now celebrations, Bolly meets Belly spectacular for the Armani Party at the ROM, and even at The Skydome for the NBA Toronto Raptors. In addition, the troupe has done several film and TV projects.