Luma blends physical movement with hi-tech illuminated objects to paint a very human story about light. Courtesy photo

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Luma: A performance that’s not afraid of the dark

By From page B1 | January 25, 2012

FOLSOM — The human fascination with light is universal. Using dark as a canvas and light as the brush, Luma blends physical movement with hi-tech illuminated objects to paint a very human story about light.

In an afternoon performance suitable for the entire family at Three Stages, fireflies dance, shooting stars flash across the stage, screen savers undulate, carnival rides spin and EKG monitors pulse the heart beat of the body electric. Luma offers a new genre of performance art, combining rhythmic gymnastics, juggling, magic, puppetry, physics and dance.

“It’s a one-of-a-kind show,” notes Three Stages Executive Director Dave Pier, “and so much fun.”

The six-person cast will perform a series of short pieces, with one intermission, inspired by the notion that,  “We all have a memory of playing with flashlights under the covers, waving sparklers on Independence Day, gazing in awe at a sunset or a fireworks display. [Luma] takes the audience on a journey through this world of the ‘light fantastic’.”

Luma will perform in Three Stages on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $21 to $34, with premium tickets available for $39; they are available online at threestages.net or from Three Stages Ticket Office at (916) 608-6888 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. Three Stages is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, facing East Bidwell Street.

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