This Weekend in Second Life Dance

Moonbeam Dancers - April 25 2018

Hi there. R. Crap Mariner, your exhausted and somewhat acerbic 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.

There’s still lots of Fantasy Faire to check out. Congratulations to Aelva for a successful run there. So this run-down is going to keep running me down. Thank goodness for copy-paste, right?

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


(All times SLT)

Virtuoso at Moonstone - Earth - April 23 2018

Friday, April 27

11:00am Changhigh Sisters

Lots of particles and fire and things. They tend to perform at times when I’m at work, so I don’t have much else, really. Sorry.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Story%20Well/99/194/61

12:00pm Nouvelle Follies

I think this is the act that I saw the other day, and I enjoyed this one.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Astrids%20Nemeton/119/247/61

12:00pm Virtuoso

THE ELEMENTS OF LIFE – EARTH: noon SLT on Monday, 23rd. April; Friday, 27th. April; Monday, 30th. April. No seat reservation required. All welcome. Audience limited.

This is K L A R K’s Earth show. I saw it the other day, and I enjoyed it. Limited seating, so get there early.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/VIRTUOSO/130/81/4036

6:00pm Elysium Cabaret

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!

I enjoy going to these shows, and I do my best to go to them. Jilley’s opening music of AC/DC’s Thunderstruck and Babypea’s Billion Dollar Baby let you know something big and bright and boomtastic is coming.

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

6:00pm Misfit Follies

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Story%20Well/99/194/61

9:00pm Monarchs

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? NO! It’s dates and times for The Monarchs’ upcoming sim-wide production of SUPERHEROES.

Blog Post: Come see the superheroes of Second Life Dance: The Monarchs!

It’s really good. Go see it. Sim fills quickly, go get there early. If you derender the audience to improve performance, make sure not to derender Fuki. Not only is she a part of the show, but she’s really cute.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Monarchs/143/214/454

9:00pm Moonbeam Dancers

No, this is not Governor Jerry Brown’s personal dance troupe. Moonbeam has been the variety show catch-all of Fantasy Faire, so it’s an opportunity to catch individual acts from around the grid.

There’s been some technical issues with the stream and the performance engines, so please be patient and they’ll get rolling when they can.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Story%20Well/99/194/61

10:00pm Guerilla Burlesque

Guerilla Burlesque dance revues show what a great way to kick-start your weekend fun! This week we are heating up the Pit for more of your favorite dance performances in the round! Chrissy is on board directing this show and promises to bring you our best Pit acts! Each dancer brings her own unique style of dancing with intricate sets, evolving before your eyes! Let the music bring you in and raise your spirits because we are going to make sure you have a great time! This is our late show revue so grab a snack, put your feet up and meet us in world for a spectacular night of dancing in the round!

I’ve seen the rehearsals. It’s going to be really good.

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Idle%20Rogue/104/182/34


Cossette - April 23 2018

Saturday, April 28 2018

7:00am Mahal

I think this is a group participatory dance event, right? Hop on a dance pad and join the routines that the choreographer has planned to the music. It’s different from a stage act.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Story%20Well/99/194/61

10:00am Moonbeam

Still not Governor Jerry Brown’s personal dance troupe, even though for his age I bet he looks good in a tutu. Moonbeam has been the variety show catch-all of Fantasy Faire, so it’s an opportunity to catch individual acts from around the grid.

There’s been some technical issues with the stream and the performance engines, so please be patient and they’ll get rolling when they can.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Story%20Well/99/194/61

12:00am Second Life Cheerleading Squad

Haven’t managed to catch them yet. Have you? Let me know how they were in the comments.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Story%20Well/99/194/61

12:00pm The Cabaret Provocateur

The Cabaret Provocateur will present its encore performances of the program “Fab 4 You” at Jefferson Opera House on Saturday April 28, 2018 at noon SLT Jefferson Opera House is part of the Mysterium’s Mansion Adult sim. and Fab 4 You does feature female nudity. Fab 4 You is a program in 6 acts feature music performed by Elton John, Robin Williams and Bobby McFerrin, Lisa Lauren, Eddie Izzard, Goldie Hawn, and Phil Collins all originally written and performed by the Fab Four, (The Beatles). The dances will take you on a journey from Manhattan rooftops through Arabian Nights, to Broadway, back stage and in front. The cast consists of 6 dancers, all of whom are relative new comers to SL Dance, but are enthusiastic performers.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aldo/113/67/3002

1:00pm Debauche

Debauche perform for the very first time at The Trophy Room, an amazing place that is somehow relaxing, lovely and thrilling all at the same time. We will be performing in a purpose-built theater at this wonderful venue and we are all SO looking forward to it. It will be a great show so come on and join us at The Trophy Room – And why not take a look around the place and see just why we love it so much? THE SIM IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL ONE HOUR BEFORE THE SHOW – though remains open for members and those wishing to join. Saturday 28th, 1pm SLT.

(PS: Yay!)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Glitnir/160/159/23

1:00pm Elysium Cabaret Matinee

A monthly ‘best of” show for our friends in Euro and similar time zones. Especially for you!

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

1:00pm Red Hot Chili Pipers

Haven’t managed to catch them yet. Have you? Let me know how they were in the comments.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Astrids%20Nemeton/119/247/61

3:00pm Avilion Mer Ballet

I finally managed to see their show. Lots of mermaid patterns in formations in the air… which is the water. (K L A R K can bring the earth, and ChangHigh can bring the fire, right?)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Story%20Well/99/194/61

3:00pm Monarchs

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? NO! It’s dates and times for The Monarchs’ upcoming sim-wide production of SUPERHEROES.

Blog Post: Come see the superheroes of Second Life Dance: The Monarchs!

It’s really good. Go see it. Sim fills quickly, go get there early. If you derender the audience to improve performance, make sure not to derender Fuki. Not only is she a part of the show, but she’s really cute.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Monarchs/143/214/454

4:00pm FlyGearz

This is a participatory dance group that does a lot of Steampunky things. Hop on a dance pad and join the routines that the choreographer has planned to the music. It’s different from a stage act.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Astrids%20Nemeton/119/247/61

5:00PM Dream Time Theatre

This is the grand opening of this theatre. Variety show acts. I don’t have much else about it, but I will try to attend and see for myself. Join me?

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Valtina/12/32/3002

7:00PM Desire Arts

Desire Arts Dancers do an “after hours” show. Starting at 7pm SLT t on April 21st & 28th. 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” theatre (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.

I missed them last week, but I’ve got them on my plans for this week. I try to plan ahead when there’s more than one performance of a show.

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


Terpsicorps Pit Show - April 22 2018

Sunday April 29 2018

12:00am The Night Theatre

Aelva’s personal performance group. They put on a good show at Fantasy Faire the other day, so if you’re up late, catch this one.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Astrids%20Nemeton/119/247/61

12:00pm Debauche and Oasis

Debauche once again join forces with the amazing Oasis Dancers this time playing host in our own lovely home theatre. This promises to be another amazing, magical show with two great dance troupes sharing a stage together. We LOVE it. Oasis LOVE it. You will too.

(PS: Yay!)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Champion%20Isle/71/126/2001

12:00pm Inanna Burlesque

The event is hosted in voice and takes place at the Inanna Burlesque Club in Somerton featuring the Inanna Angels Dance Troupe, seven ladies and three very happy guys! The event also features a number of solo dancers/choreographers from across the grid all performing in the spirit of Burlesque.

Smart casual and Human avatars only

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Somerton%20Greenwich/100/193/1502

2:00pm Dancing Desires

Please join us, as Dancing Desires Dance Troupe takes to the stage in their beautiful home theater. A variety of dances that will showcase everything from fun and exciting to emotional and loving as some of the best choreographers across the grid bring their slice of dancing to the stage! We have a very special finale to share with you this month. We look forward to seeing you in our audience.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sos%20Community/150/103/2500

5:00pm Ballet Pixelle

Ballet Pixelle® will open its production of “Avatara” on Sunday, April 15 at 5:00 pm SLT, Join us for this original composition of virtual dance! What if a real world dancer could dance in a virtual world? What movements would be the same or different? What kinds of different beings could she be? What would be the same? And how would that dancer be changed after her experience? Performances are Wednesdays at 5:00 pm and Sundays at 5:00 pm SLT throughout April in the Ballet Pixelle Theatre. Audience dancing at the after-show party every performance! Join us for an evening of delights. Chat with the performers and crew after the performance for autographs, photos, and a question & answer session. Formal dress expected.

If you haven’t seen this yet, there’s multiple shows through the run on Sundays and Wednesdays, and it’s different from the usual stage acts. Very quirky and Dadaesque.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Quat/32/22/107

5:00PM Winds of the Sahara

Each Sunday we have a shiny, new show at Winds of the Sahara Theatre. 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.

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

6:00PM Kiki’s Burlesque

I caught them earlier in the month, and it was a very colourful and racy show that I enjoyed. I didn’t manage to see the final two acts, so I’ll swing by and catch them before it’s time to see Mistletoe’s return fireworks show at Toot Toot’s.

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


There’s been a few questions and issues as of late, so I thought I’d take a moment and explain a few things that will still be misinterpreted as fodder for drama. You know, because, Second Life.

Source

I use the Dance Queens calendar as a source. I only include groups that send in notices to Dance Queens before press time. If a group sends a notice after press time or does not send a notice at all, I do not include them. However, they’re more than welcome to add their event in the comments of this post.

  • Nice groups send their notices early. Awwwwwww nice! I love on you!
  • Naughty groups dilly-dally and send them in late. Naughty group! Naughty!
  • And the ones who don’t send them at all, oh, the naughtiness abounds! But then, well… some of those groups will still post group chat messages in the Dance Queens group, so people will at least know about them, right? (Personally, I’ve already made plans by then.)

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.

And, yes, that calendar URL is new. I’ve been working on a Google Sheet, Form, Script, and Calendar to help migrate Dance Queens from an old, unreliable calendar platform to Google Calendar. This will let people add the calendar to their Google desktop or another scheduling platform that takes iCal or other compatible formats.

Heck, you can even put the Google calendar on your margin in Gmail, even better!

Dance Queens Calendar

Recommendations

I am a member of two dance troupes: Guerilla Burlesque and Debauche. I feel that both are excellent groups and put on a great show. I would not have joined them if they didn’t. It would be unfair for me to promote them above others, but, f- it. See them both. There, I said it.

I am also an officer with Dance Queens, which promotes dance performance in Second Life through various ways. I like to see it as an efficient way to broadcast and receive announcements without having to be in eleventy billion groups.

In the Dance Queens role, it would be unfair for me to promote anyone over anyone else. So, instead, I say try to see as many as you reasonably can. Watch and act or two, and if it fails to suck, stay and enjoy. Or if it fails not to suck, fake the crash. I won’t judge. (Just remember to sign in to Home instead of the last place you visited, or you’ll be right back there, okay?)

Still, if I’ve seen a show, and I had a good experience, I’ll try to say something in the description, okay? (Just don’t assume that if I’m quiet that the show sucked, you endless drama factory.)

Is This Useful

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

Or should I just shut the hell up and let you go on about your lives? I mean, I can just post the calendar link and say “Add it or not, no demo skin off of my mesh head’s nose.” right?

What do you WANT? What do you NEED?

Two most important questions to ask, really. And the answers are not “42.”

Winds of the Sahara - April 22 2018

(Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeva!)

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