IGC 2015 – The 5th Annual International Gloving Championship
Lights Are The Main Event
Feat. Special Headlining DJ Bear Grillz
As Seen On ABC’s “Shark Tank”
At the Historic Yost Theatre in Santa Ana, CA
Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015
ANAHEIM, CA Sept. 1, 2015 — The gloving world has reached new heights this year, gaining national exposure on ABC’s Shark Tank in the Spring and closing its books on the first national BOSS Gloving Competition season this fall. The International Gloving Championship is the single largest gathering of glovers and light show artists of the year, putting our regional competition winners in the spotlight for our main event, the Legends Tournament.
After the current reigning champion Ice Kream Teddy took home the first Legends title last year, the famed 16-man single elimination tournament is making its second run with even more rivalries between gloving crews, regions and sponsored glovers alike. Winners from previous IGCs Ice Kream Teddy, Thumper and Munch will face off against this years regional winners, Rhapsode (Huntington Beach, CA), Vex (Lithia, FL), Machine (Houston, TX), Pilgrim (Frenchtown, NJ), Jest (Stillwater, MN) and Cypher (Fullerton, CA). There will also be 5 Legends voted in by the fans, and 2 Legends who will qualify from the afternoon’s 64-man Open Tournament brackets. The winning Legend will take home fame, bragging rights, $1000 cash and more prizes.
Special performances include a headlining DJ set from the biggest partying bear in EDM, Bear Grillz. On top of that we’re bringing out one of today’s top dancers and one of gloving’s fondest admirers, World of Dance hostess Dytto. Plus a showcase from a favorite in the fingerstyles dance community, flying in from Pennsylvania Animated J.
IGC celebrates more than just glove lights, featuring a partner LED hula hoop performance by Hooptown Hotties’ Miss Mojangles and PixieTails sponsored hooper Jenn Ranalli, and a special glow poi and glowsticking performance by Jaimison Salazar.
Leaders in the gloving, dance and flow arts communities will be leading workshops throughout the day. Guests can learn a wealth of different gloving techniques including showmanship and mudra hand yoga, as well as learn to spin an LED Orbit.
Spectator Tickets are available at www.EmazingLights.com/IGC for $10 with VIP packages available. IGC is an all ages event, must be 21 to drink. The Yost Theatre is located at 307 N. Spurgeon ST., Santa Ana, CA 92701 ((888) 862-9573).
The Historic Yost Theater provides ample parking in downtown Santa Ana, air conditioning, a full kitchen with snacks and meals served all day, indoor restrooms, comfortable balcony seating, and a full bar. There will be no re-entry for guests.
Event sponsors include EmazingLights, iHeartRaves, Into the AM, Electric Styles, Monster and MYVL.
What: EmazingLights Present International Gloving 2015 (IGC 2015) – The world’s largest gathering of glovers. Lights are the main event!
When: Saturday October 10th, 2015
Time: Doors Open 12PM
Competitors: Arrive by 11AM
Where: The Yost Theater
307 N. Spurgeon Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
What is Gloving?
Gloving is a rising dance form of the hands, using colorful LED strobe lights inside gloves to bring the movements of the fingers to life. It strikes a balance between dance, art and sport, allowing for a diverse and talented community to flourish both inside and out of the Electronic Dance Music scene.
The Emazing Group
“We inspire creativity and empower self-expression.” Emazinglights is the #1 leader in light show products of all kinds: glove sets, light sticks, poi, orbits, accessories and apparel. It fosters a community of Glovers who work to innovate and expand the art form through massive online gloving networks and events like Friday Night Lights, BOSS Competitions and the International Gloving Championship. iHeartRaves supplies concertgoers of all kinds with the freshest festival fashion apparel on the market. Into the AM treats clothing as a canvas, creating EDM inspired apparel for men and women. The Emazing Group brands are made up of artists and models who pride themselves on supplying products that they themselves use and wear. Aside from their online stores, they operate storefronts in West Covina, CA and have licensed stores in Miami, FL; San Diego, CA; Minneapolis, MN and Calgary, Canada.
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