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About Blacklight Kabuki

Blacklight Kabuki is the creation of artists Rodger Carr and Philip Blackwelder. Beginning in 1997 with a few blacklight fine art exhibits, they later migrated from canvas to skin in body art shows. The first of these was the 1999 "Lost Language of Light: Blacklight Body Art Show", which went beyond ordinary glamour show to tell a story set to exotic music and dance. The show was presented in a "kabuki" style, which is to say - the actors performed the story in mime as a narriator guided the audience through the scenes. Later, many of the models from that event, along with students of dance and theatre, joined together with the artists to form an art performance troope, bringing a unique form of theatrical performance to the audiences of the Monroe, La area; and thus, Blacklight Kabuki was born.

Blacklight Kabuki has continued to evolve, bringing more and more elaborate styles in design, costuming, and performance. Using creative materials - such as original multi-colored fluorescent paints, make-up, and various coatings (some unavailable to the general public), Blacklight Kabuki has mastered fantastic luminescent murals, costumes, make-up, and body art all of which are designed and produced by the artists. An array of masks, props, lighting techniques, and designs are used to create bazaar and unearthly settings, bringing the imaginations of it's artists and performers to life.

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