The Aluminum Show, a unique and energetic experience for the entire family, is a stimulating tour de force which combines movement, dance, visual theater and plenty of humor. This theatrical masterpiece seamlessly blends the explosive choreography of shows like Stomp and Riverdance with the imagination of shows like Blue Man Group, Momix and Pilobolus.
In 1997, Israeli born dancer and choreographer Ilan Azriel founded the Dollbeat Group, a company dedicated to incorporating unique choreography and puppetry into their shows. The challenge was getting dancers to operate life-size puppets, masks and other objects on stage in such a way that the lines between the controller and the controlled became blurred. This resulted in their first production, Around the World, which won critical acclaim in Israel and Europe and was selected to represent Israel at international tourism fairs in Berlin, Moscow and Las Vegas.
The Aluminum Show is their newest and largest performance yet and combines movement, dance and visual theater never before seen on the stage. Through the use of special effects, creative mechanisms and acrobatic dance, inanimate objects come to life with energy, emotion and even personality, as silver industrial materials create a luminous and reflective world.
The Aluminum Show presents talented dancers and actors who breathe life into aluminum-tone industrial materials to tell the story of a young machine determined to reunite with its parents. During its travels through a futuristic world ruled by bizarre technology, it finds adventure, excitement and even a human friend, who does whatever it takes to get it back home in one piece.
The Aluminum Show uses recovered materials from industrial factories that are re-used to build the set, dress the cast and interact with the audience. As industrial materials are given new and surprising contexts, then combined with visual effects, lighting manipulations and enchanting music, all senses are on high alert. With sights and sounds that overcome any language barrier, this is visual entertainment at its best.
After its 2003 debut in Jerusalem at the Israel Festival, the show gained worldwide recognition and for years has mesmerized hundreds of thousands of people across the globe.
The Aluminum Show is produced by Ella Munk-Azriel and Ilan Azriel. Ilan Azriel is also creator and artistic director. Executive producer and CEO is David Azulay.
For performance tickets and information, call the Luhrs Center Box Office at 717.477.SHOW (7469) or visit the Luhrs Center website at www.luhrscenter.com. A group discount is available for groups of 20 or more.
About the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg UniversityThe mission of the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University is to support and enhance the University's role in academic and cultural enrichment for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Luhrs Center's 1,500-seat state-of-the-art Grove Theatre is where programs to educate, enlighten and entertain are presented. Benefits of the Center to the region include expanding opportunities to participate in a wide range of cultural programming including full-scale Broadway companies, musical groups, symphonies, dance troupes and internationally known speakers. In addition, it adds options for professional training programs, youth programs and senior citizen programs; attracts regional and national business conferences, professional meetings and planning sessions; and additional visitors to the area which will result in a positive impact on the local and regional economy.