When: July 5, August 5 & September 13
Location: The Downs at Santa Fe
A One-of-a-Kind Visual Circus
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Tickets: $15–$35; kids under 12 are half price
Theatrical light show is a one-of-a-kind visual circus for audiences of all ages
The Lensic Performing Arts Center proudly presents LUMA, a lights and special effects show, in two performances on Sunday, April 6. A circus of light, color, and motion, LUMA is a spectacle for the entire family, with half-price tickets for children 12 and under.
LUMA is a one-of-a-kind experience that combines modern lighting technology with theater and acrobatics. Audiences will watch the Lensic’s darkened stage glow, sparkle, and shine with dazzling special effects. Barely visible performers, dressed in black, will manipulate and interact with glowing objects while acting out short, wordless skits to recorded music. Meanwhile, LUMA’s light artists will create dazzling images on and above the stage, from colorful abstractions to figures resembling dancing fireflies, shooting stars, and more in this constantly changing, high-tech performance.
Michael Marlin, LUMA’s founder and the show’s director, draws on astronomy, physics, and other disciplines for inspiration in creating his work, which he describes as “kinetic art . . . beautiful imagery with light, motion, and color.”
Marlin attended Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Clown College and spent more than ten years as a professional juggler before creating his first light show. Since 1999, LUMA has been performed in theatres across the United States and in Japan, Europe, and South America.
Praise for LUMA
“LUMA had the kids’ attention from start to finish, and even many of the adults in the crowd oohed and aahed at some of the more elaborate geometric lighting effects.”
“Pure, utter beauty in all its mythical and philosophical wonder.”
“The theatrical equivalent of the Aurora Borealis, as beautiful as it is dramatic.”
—The List (UK)
“Turns a theater full of adults into a bedlam of kids!”
—San Francisco Chronicle