Lightwire Theater (USA)
Lightwire Theater has been featured as semi-finalists on NBC's America’s Got Talent and winners of Tru TV's Fake Off. The group combines theater and technology to bring stories to life in complete darkness and are internationally recognized for their signature brand of electroluminescent artistry.
Lightwire co-creators Ian Carney and Corbin Popp met in New York City while dancing in Twyla Tharp's Movin' Out on Broadway. An immediate connection was made between the kindred spirits as they discovered their mutual love of art, theater and technology. After coming across a product called, “el wire,” the lights turned on and the possibilities seemed endless. Together, with their wives Eleanor and Whitney, they began to experiment with shapes and designs to develop puppetry-based neon creatures that quickly came to life.
Based in New Orleans, Lightwire Theater continues to create and deliver innovative theatrical experiences to audiences worldwide including: Hong Kong, Estonia, Canada, Belarus, China, Abu Dhabi, and as finalists on My TF1’s, The Best Le Meilleur Artiste in Paris.
Lightwire Theater In China
Worldwide performing arts group sensation Lightwire Theater, has recently returned from their 6th straight year of sell-out performances on the mainland of China with their inventive family shows including The Ugly Duckling, Moon Mouse, Dino Light and A Very Electric Christmas.
With Hermark, Lightwire has now performed in over 31 cities on the China mainland over the last 6 years, and they have become "rock stars" there as they combined their creative electroluminescence use of puppets with their unique flair for storytelling. Each time they travel internationally to perform, it is usually for a 3 month period as on their most recent trip they just concluded, they not only performed in China but also in Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi.
They will be returning to China in December to perform their A Very Electric Holiday Show. They are additionally scheduled to return to China in May.
Lightwire Theaters is statistically the No.1 performing arts group from the US that does most workshops and educational activities in China. It has become one of the most successful promotional cases in China's performing arts field and was written as a case study in Chinese arts management books.
List of cities that Lightwire has performed in:
Harbin, Dalian, Beijing, Tianjin, Qingdao, Yantai, Jinan, Linyi, Xuzhou, Nanjing
Suzhou, Jiangyin, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Shanghai, Xiamen, Guangzhou, Jiangmen
Zhongshan, Guilin, Changsha, Wuhan, Yichang, Chongqing, Fuling, Xi'an, Urumqi
Hong Kong, Zhuhai, Wenzhou, Taiyuan, Shijiazhuang....