What is Limelight?
Limelight is an outreach program offered by the Alnite Alliance, a Denver-based non-profit organization, that supports the creativity and lifestyle of non-traditional live performers in drag, burlesque and cosplay.
The goal of Limelight is to supply new and established entertainers with assets and experiences that help them create and/or grow their performance persona as a viable business brand. Punctuality, reliability, adaptability, a willingness to learn and professional behavior are the primary traits we seek in selecting Limelight performers.
When selected, entertainers will be granted a stipend with which to create digital content for their art. It could be a performance video, a live stream, a photo shoot or a tutorial video sharing some of their talents.
Selected artists will also be interviewed on camera so that fans and the community at large gets to know more about WHO they are, WHAT they do and WHY they do it.
Non-traditional performers (meaning those not involved in professional theater, dance and music organizations) tend not to have much in the way of infrastructure or support for training, education, making business connections and finding performance opportunities. In the age of pandemic closures, live performance has had to immigrate to the digital realm and not everyone has access to the means, let alone to experience, to create quality art for online consumption. This is a big part of what the Limelight program hopes to subsidize.
Alnite Alliance donors will have exclusive access to "behind-the-scenes" video content that will provide you with greater insight as to who these performers are, where they come from and what they hope to achieve with their brand of entertainment.
Meet our very first featured Limelight artist - Christopher Allure.
They are a Denver-based drag performer, relatively new to the scene and they are looking to grow not only as a performer, but a producer as well.
Click on the image above to watch Part 1 of our interview with them and learn more about who is Christopher Allure.