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Lightwire Theater Bringing Dazzing DiNO-Light Show to Hatfield Hall Theater on February 17

February 14, 2014


Creative Artists: The Lightwire Theater’s DiNO-Light show features members of the Corbian Visual Arts and Dance help tell a heart-warming story through illuminated wiring, puppetry, and movement.

     After a sell-out performance last year, Lightwire Theater returns to Rose-Hulman’s Hatfield Hall Theater at 7 p.m. on Monday with an all new show, DiNO-Light. The show is part of the institute’s Performing Arts Family Series.

     Featured early last year on “America’s Got Talent,” Lightwire Theater’s unique brand of storytelling has captivated audiences for the past year.

     DiNO-Light tells a heart-warming original story of a scientist who creates a prehistoric creature with a kind heart. The show features a friendly dinosaur which wanders away from home and discovers a world of creatures that light up the darkness and help him find the true meaning of love.

     Eventually, the dinosaur strikes out to find his way in the world. Along the way, he encounters huge birds, fish, and a dangerous counterpart. Worried about the fate of his creation, the scientist ventures out to find his lost charge, and an epic battle ensues, bringing the story to a heart-tugging conclusion.

     In an age when television, computers, and video games reign supreme, the folks at Light Wire Theater, in conjunction with Corbian Visual Arts and Dance, have delighted audiences worldwide with a cutting edge blend of puppetry, technology, and dance. called the show “an eye-popping display of storytelling that’s like nothing else you’ve ever seen.”

     Corbian Visual Arts and Dance is led by artistic directors Ian Carney and Corbin Popp. The group utilizes illuminated wiring, puppetry, and a troupe well versed in dance and movement, to bring this poignant tale to life.

     Lined with electroluminescent wire, the puppets illuminate the darkened stage as they both entertain and impart life lessons to their young audience.

     “We’re really looking forward to the return of the Lightwire puppeteers,” says Performing Arts Series Coordinator Bunny Nash. “Immediately after last year’s performance of ‘The Ugly Duckling,’ I rebooked them.”

     A special pre-show outreach has been planned at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum, starting at 1 p.m. Families can see the science behind the show, and receive a coupon good for $1 off an adult ticket for the evening’s performance.

     Tickets are $5 for youth (12 years old and young) and $10 for adults, and may be purchased at, by phone at 812-877-8544 or in person at the Hatfield Hall ticket desk (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday). For complete season information, including artist videos and more, visit