The new custom-built, 850-seat Jabbawockeez Theater at Luxor Hotel and Casino on the Atrium Level was unveiled at a press conference along with a tribute-themed mural by performance painter David Garibaldi. The new theater for the world-famous dance crew’s all-new show “PRiSM” has been one year in the making and occupies the space where the old motion ride was located.
The press conference was presided over by Fred Nguyen, president of Jabbawockeez, Renee West, president of the Luxor Hotel and Casino, and Jabbawockeez partners and dancers Kevin “KB” Brewer and Ben “B-TEK” Chung.
“It was a shattered space for years,” said West. “We just knew it was perfect for this show.”
“Our mission is to inspire the world through movement and music,” said Chung. “We’re playing with the idea of imagining. For this show, we’re thinking of color having a sound.”
The group’s original concept has never changed. “We started in 2003 and debuted the concept of taking away our identity and becoming a group on one,” explained Brewer. “We started with a sky-type mask but it was too hot.” Their concept emerged into the famous black and white masks.
The dance troupe is made up of eight dancers and Chung verified that none of them have had any formal dance training and said they call themselves “garage kids.”
The press conference was capped off with performance painter David Garibaldi completing his Jabbawockeez-themed mural at the entrance to the theater. He had left a black space in the very center that he filled in before the cameras.
Tickets to Jabbawockeez start at $55 plus applicable service charges and taxes. You can purchase tickets by visiting the Luxor box office, calling 702-262-4400 or going online at www.luxor.com or www.ticketmaster.com.