A Winter of Enchantment in Second Life

Paris Metro Gallery: Winter of Enchantment

Opening on Saturday, March 17th, 2018 at 12:00 noon at the Paris Metro Art Gallery is Winter of Enchantment, a selection of (largely) winter-themed avatar studies and images by the legendary Skip Staheli.

For the exhibition, the gallery has undergone slight remodelling to make three level available, the upper two mezzanine like galleries level reached via two spiral staircases. The centre area of the ground level has been modelled to give the feeling of being outdoors – appropriate to the idea of winter – with flower boxes, a fountain, circling butterflies and the occasional gust of snow.

Paris Metro Gallery: Winter of Enchantment

Some 29 images are on display across the three levels, two mounted on easels (and possibly intended as information givers, although neither was set-up as such when I slipped in to preview the exhibit), the rest mounted on the walls of the gallery. All are undeniably Skip, bringing forth his innate ability to capture mood and emotion, and in presenting erotically sensuous couples. Some nudity is displayed, but hardly enough to mark this exhibition as NSFW.

A number of the images very much focus directly on the idea of winter through subject / imagery – notably Brunella~No more sad winters…, Miranda~Such a blue blue Winter… and Draakje~Ice Queens Magic… along one of the ground floor walls, together which Dee~Through Winter, which faces them from across the gallery, together with Skip~I want you to come, and walk this world with me….Skip~Not feeling the cold… and Julian and Aleriah~ Feeling safe and warm…. Others evoke winter more indirectly, such as Hannah~It’s a new Year….,  and Dee Mighty…, where tone and or title along suggests wintertime.

Paris Metro Gallery: Winter of Enchantment

Some, like Breezy~All my senses, Dee~Little Red Ridinghood, and Bridget~FurrrrPurrrr…, lean more towards the erotic, although one might say their use of red evokes echoes of winter – or at least midwinter and Christmas. Still others, Long Canvas, Cuddles~Leader of the pack…, lean more towards the sensual or the personal, as with Caleb and Lillbirdee~Drifting away with you…

But whatever the suggestion / emotion each invokes, there is no denying the life these images present to us as we examine them in turn. Each is an exquisite narrative, and story fully formed, waiting to capture and hold us. And for those that feel a hint of chilliness emanating from the more wintry pictures, the fireplaces with their blazing logs offer an opportunity to warm hands and hearts – and to sit awhile and admire the art.

Paris Metro Gallery: Winter of Enchantment

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This Weekend in Second Life Dance

Noir Neverland - March 15 2018

Hi there. R. Crap Mariner, your Dance Correspondent.

I’ll be posting dance performance schedules, similar to Inara’s posts about Seanchai Library readings. We’ll start with the weekend events for now.

Let’s get started, here’s the events that I had on the calendar as of press time…


(All times SLT, although Daylight Savings Time screws everything up!)

FRIDAY MARCH 16 2018

Debauche - March 12 2018

10:00AM – Misfits

– LIVE dancing on the big stage with full costumes, fun sets, and awesome music ~ Think BROADWAY in SL! Come join the fun!

We will be debuting 3 ” Brand New in 2018″ numbers this month – so much fun!

“BEEleevable!” ~ a special piece for a future special event =)

“So Spaced Out” ~ a visit to a galaxy far far away?

“Father Knows Best ” ~ here be dragons!

Contact JenzZa Misfit for more information

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Metanomics/53/173/3073

6:00PM – Elysium

Elysium Cabaret – Welcome to the Weekend!

If it’s Friday, it’s Elysium Cabaret! Fancy some imagination? In The Empire Room at Copperhead Road, every Friday at 6pm SLT the dynamic performers of Elysium Cabaret take the stage to bring you a solid hour of entertainment! Featuring elaborate sets and choreography sequenced to an eclectic genre of music, Elysium Cabaret offers something for everyone. Grab your friends and get their early because the sim fills. Come celebrate Friday! Welcome to the weekend!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Copperhead%20Road/74/64/2754

6:00PM – Spirit Light Dance Company

Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference Performance Friday March 16th at 6:00 pm slt

Spirit Light Dance Company Presents Showcase 2018

Once a year we encourage members of the company to stretch their wings and present a piece of their own work. Each entrant must choose their music, create the set, get it in a rezzer and on the stage. They either make or source their costumes for their dance. They run the dance hud and often the mover as well, or if an operator is needed they must train the operator. In all cases they are encouraged and mentored by senior members of the company. This is not a competition but rather an opportunity to strive for personal excellence–to be the best that they can be.

We invite you to join this full cast presentation of 11 outstanding examples of choreographic skill and creative spirit.

We recommended that you arrive early to secure a seat and to cache the sets and the animations.

Please keep your scripts to 50 or below.

Come out to the show.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20I/120/82/3602

Club Image - March 11 2018

SATURDAY MARCH 17 2018

12:00PM – Oasis Dancers

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Puntarenas%205/82/111/22

1:00PM – Debauche

Debauche return once again to the beautiful theater at Rookswood. Such a great place to perform, a great place to come be.
Brand new routines to take your breath away alongside some classic favorites, so often requested.
Come along and join us on Sunday, 18th March at 1pm SLT
Debauche – a little risque, a little naughty, always nice and ALWAYS classy.
Don’t you want to be Debauched/ Of course you do!!!
See you on Sunday

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Neomah/50/19/4073

3:00PM – Centre Stage

From Broadway to Burlesque and everything in between, Centre Stage brings you a feast for the senses served by its all male cast of Choreographers, Dancers and Set Designers. A variety for your entertainment! We offer touring performances as well as having our home venue. Everyone welcome! No dress code.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nope/31/13/3006

6:00PM – Whymsee Noir

Join us on Saturday, 3/17/18, starting at 6 pm, for Let’s Dance at Whymsee Noir: Emergency Services. I’ve got 12 songs lined up for all kinds of emergencies, all choreographed and designed with YOU in mind!

For the Let’s Dance show, we trade in our sets for MORE dancing and LESS wait time between songs! There will be lots of wiggling, dancing, physics, and a little dazzle thrown in for good measure! Dance along with us or have a seat in our comfy chairs, we like it when you watch! No naked avatars, just dancing. Come to the show and see what all the fuss is about!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Whymsee/96/192/3286

7:00PM – Moulin Rouge

Join us for an evening of magical delights as we explore the fantastical of days gone by and of the present day. The Moulin Rouge revue dancers will delight your senses with epic heroes, exotic fairies, gods, goddesses and all kinds of delightful creatures in a kaleidescope of color, thrilling stories and music and sensory delights!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Moulin%20Rouge/172/131/31

7:00PM – Desire Arts

Desire Arts Dancers do an “after hours” show. Starting at 7pm slt on March 17th & 24th… we bring you the performance quality at our Saturday shows, with more skin… little less costume. Some acts do contain adult content.

As an “Arts” theater (and gallery) Desire Arts will be a venue perfectly suited for SL Performers wishing to express themselves through live performances, through Dance, Art Exhibits, Performance Art as well as Dramatic Presentations.

Also, Presentations of a controversial nature (including those involving sex, politics and/or religion) will be presented separately from the Dance Program.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hell%20Lust/174/78/21

Fantasy Dream - March 10 2018

SUNDAY MARCH 18 2018

5:00PM – Winds of the Sahara

Each Sunday we have a shiny, new show at Winds of the Sahara Theater. Our dances range from burlesque to performance art and you are sure to be amazed at all of the wonder that sets, costumes and music can create. We’ll put sparkles in your eyes and leave sequins on your shirt collars.

Please try to leave as many scripts at home as you can to help with lag!!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aladona/124/193/2001

6:00PM – Kiki’s Burlesque

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LORII%20CAPRONI%20ISLAND/106/174/24


I assume there will be a few more shows this week… usually you’ll find a Debauche and Club Image and other performances. Folks are just taking their time getting the notices in, finishing up their routines… that sort of thing.

Check with the Dance Queens event calendar for updates and additions to the weekend’s schedule, as well as the many events that happen during the week.

So, folks, is this useful? Let me know. Drop me an IM when you get to a show and that you enjoyed it.

A&M Mocap Maniacs - March 10 2018