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Banners Presents Dino-Light Peformance

Banners Presents Dino-Light Peformance

laser light showThe visually stunning performance of Lightwire Theater's signature act, "Darwin the Dinosaur, " will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, at the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum as part of the 2014 McNeese State University Banners Cultural Season. The performance is for all ages.
             
"Dino-Light, " as it is also known, is a heart-warming original story that follows the adventures of a friendly dinosaur, Darwin, who wanders away from home to discover a world of electroluminescent (EL) creatures that light up the darkness and help him find the true meaning of love and friendship.
           
Creators Ian Carney, a New Orleans native, and Corbin Popp, from Lincoln, Neb., met while dancing in the Broadway show, "Movin' Out," in New York City. An immediate connection was made as they both discovered their mutual love for art, theatre and technology. After coming across EL wire, technology that is powered by batteries and requires no theatrical lighting, they began to develop a unique style of puppetry through Lightwire Theater.
           
Audiences all over the world have praised "Dino-Light" for its cutting edge blend of puppetry, technology and dance. According to the Los Angeles Times, "it is a wonderful hour of fantasy that combines ancient, wordless storytelling with modern technology and music."
           
Banners memberships start at $80 for the season. Tickets to individual performances will be available at the door at $20 for adults, $5 for students and free to McNeese and Sowela students with IDs. Lectures are open free to the public. Banners is supported by memberships, corporate sponsors and grants. For more information about the program, becoming a member or tickets, visit the Banners website at www.banners.org or call the Banners office at 337-475-5123.
           
Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at (337) 475-5428 voice; (337) 475-5960 fax; (337) 562-4227 TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at cdo@mcnees.edu.