RACE Dance Collective’s illume is a multi-genre dance experience about various aspects of humanhood. The program is comprised of three sections exploring the five stages of grief, our personal philosophies or belief systems and our ability to be protectors of joy. illume not only asks the audience to watch, but to also contribute their own light to the space. Section one begins with disambiguation, examining the stages of grief through the works of five different choreographers. The second section examines individual perceptions of an “ism” (a distinctive practice system or philosophy). The third section is a joyful collaboration between RACE Dance Collective, hip-hop artist Original Flow and hip-hop brass band The S.E.A.R.C.H. Committee.