THE SHOWLuma leaves your body in the dark and takes you out of your mind. Step to the precipice of your imaginations take the giant leap into a surreal world of light, color and motion where thinking stop and astonishment begins.
LUMA uses the dark as a canvas and light as the brush to paint a story of how light occurs to humanity. Standing on a lava flow on the ‘edge of the earth’, Marlin, the shows founder, had an epiphany that all life is drawn to light. Like deer in the headlight, a moth to a flame, a seed to the sun, we humans are also inextricably pulled to the light. We all have a memory of playing with a flashlight under the covers, waving a sparkler, gazing at the lights on our birthday cakes and this fascination never ends even after we have grown up.
Blending various physical disciplines with hi-tech illuminated objects, LUMA creates a ‘TechnoCircus’ that is born in the shadows and has audiences sitting on the edge of their seats with goggle eyes and slack jaws. The viewer experiences artistic depictions of natural, artificial and metaphysical light. Fireflies dance, shooting starts flash across a darkened stage, screen savers undulate, carnival rides spin and EKG monitors pulse the heart beat of the body electric.