dancing with the stars

macy's stars of dance performance
Dancing With the Stars, Results Show

Broadcast from Hollywood, CA

September 30, 2008


Enlighted was commisioned to illuminate the costumes worn on the "Macy's Stars of Dance" portion of the results show for ABC's Dancing With the Stars, a weekly segment featuring some of the best choreographers and performers from different styles of dance. This piece, entitled "Neon", was choreographed by male lead Brian Friedman, and also included Jenna Dewan (best known for "Step Up") and Carmit Bachar, formerly of the Pussycat Dolls.

They danced to Sam Sparro's "Black and Gold" - see the video here or on youtube.

The costumes were designed and constructed by the wonderful wardrobe department at Dancing With the Stars. Enlighted collaborated with them on the lighting design, and installed the electronics on twelve outfits.

The women wore a variety of short black dresses and bodysuits with hotpants, with white lights mounted on silver straps. For part of the performance, some of them also wore long sleeveless coats with lighted stripes on the front.

These outfits were accessorized by red gloves with white lights (running along the silver stripes), and red lights wrapped around the buns in their hair.

Five of the men wore vests with white lighted stripes on the front and tails, pants with white lights running down the side seams, and hats surrounded by red lights.

Brian (the male lead and choreographer) wore lighted gloves, pants, boots, shoulder pads, cummerbund, arm cuffs, and a detachable lighted collar.

Carmit dancing through the hoops at rehearsal, in a lighted corset and tulle skirt

Jenna during rehearsal - her outfit included lighted sunglasses

additional views of the womens' coats - front view in varying lighting, detail of stripes on front

additional views of the mens' vests and hats

More photos from backstage and rehearsals: (click to enlarge)

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