September 4, 2012 11:55 AM
New Wave staff
Tune in tonight (Sept. 4) to “America’s Got Talent” to see the high-tech dance troupe Lightwire Theater led by co-founder and artistic director Ian Carney (Tulane class of 1990). The group is competing on the NBC television show for a slot in the finals.
After 12 groups perform tonight for three slots in the finals, viewers may vote for their favorite act by phone or text message. Results will be announced on the television show on Thursday (Sept. 6).
Also in the Lightwire troupe are Michael Quintana (Tulane class of 2009) and Tulane student Camille Lavoie (class of 2013).Utilizing illuminated, full-body puppetry, the company tours extensively, with their take on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling” slated for August in Hong Kong, and the troupe’s own “Darwin the Dinosaur” scheduled in Russia for October and November.
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