Wednesday, September 14, 2011

America's Got Talent : i Luminate A New Horizon

Well, by now most of you know that this show, this season, is an interesting melange of artistic endeavor. International judging team Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, and Howie Mandel had their plates full as they participated in multi-genre delineation.

As my readers know by now,  I am not a fan of such shows; however, I have been watching this season's "America's Got Talent." Everyone has a favorite. Mine is Team i Luminate. Technology can only extend to the limits of one's imagination. Choreotechorgrapher (Yes, I just coined a word) and i Luminate's leader Miral Kotb's work so far hints at future artistic terrains in process of becoming, anticipating media/art fusions.

i Luminate technology is the world's first wireless lighting system according to the official website:
Team i Luminate is an international modern/popular dance ensemble. It is one of several groups who have decided to further explore the concept and embed it into their performance aesthetic. Team iLuminate

This technology will either replace or enhance the laser and battery powered light show art forms of the past. And to be quite honest, I realize that due to this technology, 2012 commencement ceremonies will probably also never be the same. If it does not win the title of most talented,  Team i Luminate could sustain itself in the techno-educational world as well as in private sector educational and performance venues.

And, can we talk?? A majority of our current students are citizen's of the global technological future. They adeptly use mobile and wireless technology without hesitation. Our future is present. As music, dance, art, theater, and creative technology teachers continue to face layoffs nation wide, Team i Luminate is an inspiration. This group obviously have dance skills without the light show. They have sharp choreography. The directors have effectively merged two traditional forms and gave them an update. Freedom to pursue innovative ideas (and their applications) is one of the historic driving dynamics which have generated desire to  explore new aspects of our country's social/cultural/economic self-concept when confidence wavered. As a nation, this dynamic continues to encourage us to expand our horizons, to productively regenerate our national selves after an economic downtrend.

Piers Morgan said it best. Here's a synopsis of his and other judges comments from a blog I like to read America's Got Talent

A long while ago, my thoughts were stated clearly in a Negro Spiritual overflowing with coded lyrics and a message based on biblical scripture.

"This little light of mine,
I'm gonna let it shine.
Let it shine, let it shine,let it shine."

"Hide it under a bushel, No!.
I'm gonna let it shine.
Let it shine, let it shine,let it shine."

Flash your light artist!
delores fisher

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