This Weekend in Second Life Dance

Debauche - April 8 2018

Hi there. R. Crap Mariner, your friendly neighbourhood 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.

Lighting The Way launches this week, with a huge number of great dance performances. There will be even more of them next week, but how about we get through this weekend first, okay?

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


(All times SLT)

Friday, April 13 2018

6:00 PM – 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 there early because the sim fills. Come celebrate Friday! Welcome to the weekend!

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

10:00 PM – Guerilla Burlesque

It may be Friday the 13th but it’s still Friday and a reason to dance!

We are so excited to be back on the Pit stage Friday night performing at 10 pm! We hope you will be there to welcome us! We have a couple of things tucked into our corsets to keep you amused and entertained because we missed you! Special shout out to Chrissy Rhiano who will be directing this week!

An amazing line up of fun, creative, and original acts all performed by your favourite Guerilla dancers! Mark the date, make your plans and meet us at the theatre doors for the 10 pm Guerilla Burlesque dancing in the PITS!

Doors open at 9 pm for those who like to arrive early and interact with their favourite dancers!

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

(FULL DISCLOSURE: I have recently joined Guerilla Burlesque, and my début performance is in this show. No monkeys were harmed during the production of this act.)

Saturday, April 14 2018

9:00 AM – Nouveau Ensemble Dance Troupe

8th Annual Lighting The Way Autism Awareness Event.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/This%20Sim/94/161/2503

11:00 AM – Virtuoso

8th Annual Lighting The Way Autism Awareness Event.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/This%20Sim/94/161/2503

12:00 PM – Oasis Dancers

Oasis Dancers.

Concert Hall, Standing Ovation.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Standing%20Ovation/92/119/2001

1:00 PM – Breezes Dancers

Breezes Dancers will be performing their show We Can Dance at Breezes Theatre on Saturday 14 April at 1pm SLT.

This is a show of 6 Acts and lasts about 1 hour. There will be a party for approximately 1 hour after the show for everyone to enjoy some dancing fun.

Title: Breezes Dancers show We Can Dance at the Breezes Theatre on Riviera Island. Dress code: Formal/semi formal.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Riviera%20Island/120/132/1166/

1:00 PM – Misfit Follies

Lighting the Way for Autsim Event.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SkyBeam%20Hideaway/30/102/3001

1:00 PM – Dance Variety Show @ LTW

8th Annual Lighting The Way Autism Awareness Event.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/This%20Sim/94/161/2503

1:00PM – Debauche

Debauche return once again to the beautiful Tryst Ballroom. Such a grand, wonderful theatre in which to dance. We sincerely hope you join us and enjoy both the show and the surroundings. Truly breathtaking – both.

Debauche – A little naughty, a lot sexy and always classy!

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Forbidden%20Fruit/20/76/3032

(FULL DISCLOSURE: I am a guest performer with Debauche. This will be my first performance with them.)

3:00 PM – Atlantis Grand Theatre

8th Annual Lighting The Way Autism Awareness Event.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/This%20Sim/94/161/2503

5:00 PM – Young Dreamers Dance Troupe

8th Annual Lighting The Way Autism Awareness Event.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/This%20Sim/94/161/2503

7:00 PM – Paramount Grand Theatre

1990’s Music Evolution. Paramount Grand Theatre’s brand new show for April. Come join us for an evening of classy but sassy entertainment as we the Paramount Players bring you back to the 90’s! 1990’s that is. Decade of music changes, revolutions and madness!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hell%20Lust/77/83/22

7:00 PM – Dance Xcetera

8th Annual Lighting The Way Autism Awareness Event.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/This%20Sim/94/161/2503

8:00 PM – A&M MOCAP Maniacs

Our monthly Home Show, showcasing what you can do with A&M MOCAP Animation Workshop dance animations! Join us for the performances, stay for the totally FUN after party where our DJ will dance you on stage!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mocap%20Dancer/51/219/504

Sunday April 15 2018

7:00 AM – Club IMAGE

It’s Sunday at Club Image, and it’s going to be special! We’re very excited to have you here at our theatre! Hope to see you all!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Laem%20Singh/193/28/2021

9:00 AM – Dazzlers

8th Annual Lighting The Way Autism Awareness Event.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/This%20Sim/94/161/2503

11:00 AM – Virtuoso

8th Annual Lighting The Way Autism Awareness Event.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/This%20Sim/94/161/2503

1:00PM – Debauche

Debauche travel to a brand new venue this weekend. It’s always so exciting to step into the unknown but the people there are so lovely. The theatre is beautiful, the setting lovely. Cannot wait to be there. Won’t you join us? Debauche at Shadow Lands.

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Shadow%20Lands/71/223/3501

1:00 PM – Moonstone Theatre

8th Annual Lighting The Way Autism Awareness Event.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/This%20Sim/94/161/2503

3:00 PM – Men in Motion

8th Annual Lighting The Way Autism Awareness Event.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/This%20Sim/94/161/2503

5:00 PM – 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

5:00 PM – Ballet Pixelle

Ballet Pixelle – “Avatara”.

Opening Sunday April 15th at 5 pm SLT and every Wednesday and Sunday at 5 through June 13.

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.

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

5:30 PM – Kiki’s Burlesque

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

7:00 PM – Art Factory – The Greatest Showman

The Art Factory presents: The Greatest Showman! A show about Phineas T Barnum’s start with the circus we know today! This show will leave you inspired to be yourself! We promise to leave you stunned with razzle dazzle and songs that will make you dance in your seat! The show starts at 7pm SLT but you may want to come a little early for a seat.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Josina/188/161/22


I assume there will be a few more shows this week… folks are just taking their time getting the notices in, finishing up their routines… that sort of thing. I’d prefer to error on the side of caution and just post the ones confirmed at press time.

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 then, next weekend; something extra-special is happening: The Festival of Saint Put Up Or Shut Up!

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

Club Image - April 8 2018

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This Weekend in Second Life Dance

Dance with a monkey

Hi there. R. Crap Mariner, your friendly neighborhood 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)

Friday, April 6 2018

6:00PM – 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!

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

Elysium Cabaret - March 23 2018//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Saturday, April 7 2018

1:00PM – DQ Challenge Show

Poetry In Motion

These Dance Queens showcases are a good sampler pack of performers and troupes around the grid. I’d highly recommend going to this one if you feel overwhelmed by the number of groups out there to see.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/This%20Sim/174/178/3505

3:00PM – Gypsy Rose Theatre

April 7th 3PM Burlesque Dolls at the Gypsy Rose Theatre

Join us at the Gypsy Rose Theater for the revival of the Burlesque Dolls. Now under the direction of Melina Aurotharius

Come on up and see us sometime!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SkyBeam%20Stowaway/23/40/2000

5:00PM – Phoenix Dance Team

Please join us, Saturday, April 21st @ 5pm at the Phoenix Dance Theatre where our choreographers and dancers amaze you with their creations. Our lovely babbling DJ Cara will be there to provide some wonderful music before our show and during. Also tonight, we will have for you Fafir, Bianka, Immy, JP, Vanity, Ame & Zach, Seb & SoCo.. our special guests this week will be Nara & Denyaii. So grab your friends, your family, everyone and we will see you tonight at 5pm!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SkyBeam%20Stowaway/27/151/1303

Club Image - April 1 2018

7:00PM – Paramount Grand Theatre

1990’s Music Evolution. Paramount Grand Theatre’s brand new show for April. Come join us for an evening of classy but sassy entertainment as we the Paramount Players dance for you, April 7th & 14th at 7pm SLT.

The Players are bringing you back to the 90’s! 1990’s that is. Decade of music changes, revolutions and madness!

Come join us at Paramount!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hell%20Lust/77/83/22

Sunday, April 8 2018

7:00AM – Club IMAGE

It’s Sunday at Club Image, and it’s going to be special!!! We’re very excited to have you here at our theater!!! Hope to see you all!!!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Laem%20Singh/193/28/2021

1:00PM – Debauche

Debauche make their first appearance at the beautiful BlueMood Mansion this week in a truly outstanding theatre. You have to see it to believe it.

We are so happy to be performing here and hope you can all come join us for what promises to be a wonderful show in a wonderful place.

We may get a little raunchy. We may even get a little naughty. We might even get a little……risque. But we will ALWAYS be classy.

Debauche – you know you wanna!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Saudade/150/191/3564

Debauche - March 18 2018

2:00PM – Virtuoso

VIRTUOSO

Another chance to enjoy the Easter Showcase – Sunday 8th April at 2pm SLT.

No seat reservation required. All welcome. Audience Limited

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

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

7:00PM – Art Factory

The Art Factory presents: The Greatest Showman! A show about Phineas T Barnum’s start with the circus we know today! This show will leave you inspired to be yourself! We promise to leave you stunned with razzle dazzle and songs that will make you dance in your seat! The show starts at 7pm SLT but you may want to come a little early for a seat.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Josina/188/161/22

The Art Factory - March 21 2018


I assume there will be a few more shows this week… folks are just taking their time getting the notices in, finishing up their routines… that sort of thing. I’d prefer to error on the side of caution and just post the ones confirmed at press time.

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 then, next weekend… something extra-special is happening: The Festival of Saint Put Up Or Shut Up!

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

Guerilla Burlesque - Cirque de Nuit - March 28 2018

This Weekend in Second Life Dance

Guerilla Burlesque - Cirque de Nuit - March 28 2018

Hi there. R. Crap Mariner, not just anybody’s Dance Corresponent… your Dance Correspondent. (Marvel insists on my not saying “friendly, neighbourhood” because some kid who throws globs of sticky gunk at criminals has it trademarked.)

Idle Rogue’s Cirque de Nuit opens this weekend. I hope you’ve got your seats booked.

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)

Friday, March 30 2018

6:00PM Elysium Cabaret

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

Elysium Cabaret - March 23 2018

7:00PM Idle Rogue’s Cirque De Nuit

Directed by Blaze DeVivre, with the assistance of Sho Kyong, and produced by chryblnd Scribe, this year’s production will feature new acts, new dancers, new art installations and perhaps a little something we haven’t done before.

Billed as “a steampunk circus in black and white”, Le Cirque de Nuit pays loose homage to The Night Circus, a novel by Erin Morgenstern, which tells the tale of an enchanted circus travelling the globe during the Victorian era. Our production features dance acts with themes of circus, illusion and steampunk, and the strictly black-and-white acts are interspersed by colourful art installations from Second Life artists and musicians.

Oh, and there’s a blog post.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Idle%20Rogue/63/242/3980

Saturday, March 31 2018

1:00PM Elysium Matinee

Elysium Cabaret is thrilled to present a matinée show for your entertainment pleasure, starting at 1pm! Featuring the very “Best Of” the past month’s shows plus special guests! We look forward to sharing our love of music and dance with you!

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

3:00PM Idle Rogue’s Cirque De Nuit

Directed by Blaze DeVivre, with the assistance of Sho Kyong, and produced by chryblnd Scribe, this year’s production will feature new acts, new dancers, new art installations and perhaps a little something we haven’t done before. I’m just throwing this sentence in to see if you’re actually reading, okay?

Billed as “a steampunk circus in black and white”, Le Cirque de Nuit pays loose homage to The Night Circus, a novel by Erin Morgenstern, which tells the tale of an enchanted circus travelling the globe during the Victorian era. Our production features dance acts with themes of circus, illusion and steampunk, and the strictly black-and-white acts are interspersed by colourful art installations from Second Life artists and musicians.

Have you read the blog post?

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Idle%20Rogue/63/242/3980

6:00PM Whymsee Noir

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

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

7:00PM Idle Rogue’s Cirque De Nuit

Directed by Blaze DeVivre, with the assistance of Sho Kyong, and produced by chryblnd Scribe, this year’s production will feature new acts, new dancers, new art installations and perhaps a little something we haven’t done before.

Billed as “a steampunk circus in black and white”, Le Cirque de Nuit pays loose homage to The Night Circus, a novel by Erin Morgenstern, which tells the tale of an enchanted circus travelling the globe during the Victorian era. Our production features dance acts with themes of circus, illusion and steampunk, and the strictly black-and-white acts are interspersed by colourful art installations from Second Life artists and musicians.

Please, for the love of God, read the blog post.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Idle%20Rogue/63/242/3980

Sunday, April 1 2018

Nope. Nothing at all. Go up to your skybox and clean your inventory… okay, lamest April Fools joke ever.

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

7:00PM Idle Rogue’s Cirque De Nuit

Okay, fine. You don’t love me enough to read the blog post. I get it. I’m okay with it. I’ll find some way to survive.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Idle%20Rogue/63/242/3980

7:00PM The Art Factory

The Art Factory presents: The Greatest Showman! A show about Phineas T Barnum’s start with the circus we know today! This show will leave you inspired to be yourself! We promise to leave you stunned with razzle dazzle and songs that will make you dance in your seat! The show starts at 7pm slt but you may want to come a little early for a seat.

(Short shameful confession: At first, I thought it said “The Greatest Snowman.” I need new glasses.)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Josina/188/161/22

The Art Factory - March 21 2018


I assume there will be a few more shows this week… folks are just taking their time getting the notices in, finishing up their routines… that sort of thing. I’d prefer to error on the side of caution and just post the ones confirmed at press time.

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 then, next weekend… something extra-special is happening: The Festival of Saint Put Up Or Shut Up!

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

Guerilla Burlesque - Cirque de Nuit - March 28 2018

Lighting the Way with SoCo in Second Life

Lighting The Way Poster v3

Hello there! It’s your Dance Correspondent, R. Crap Mariner.

From the Wikipedia entry on Autism:

Autism is a developmental disorder characterised by troubles with social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behaviour. Parents usually notice signs in the first two or three years of their child’s life. These signs often develop gradually, though some children with autism reach their developmental milestones at a normal pace and then worsen.

SouthernComfort Magic (SoCo) organises and runs the Lighting The Way series of events as an awareness campaign for Autism, and here’s the announcement:

The past three years, the Lighting The Way Organisation within Second Life reached out to the dance community to take part in a weekend filled with dance and music for Autism. We have had such a huge response to this that we began running out of time slots. So this year, we will be having it on two separate weekends with many events running during the week. This year we will also have sponsors and business owners on the sim as well advertising their items.

The weekends for the shows will be Saturday, April 14th, Sunday, April 15th and Saturday, April 21st. The times for the shows can start as early as 6am SLT until 8pm SLT. If there is a specific time that works for you, just get with SouthernComfort Magic and we can work it out.

Not only are dance teams invited, but individual dancers and choreographers as well. We will have 2 variety shows during the 2 weekends. We will get everyone and anyone involved in raising awareness that would like to be a part of it.

Now, with that being said…. I would like to personally invite you to come and participate in this wonderful event. What I am hoping to accomplish again this year is for dance teams all over Second Life as well as individual choreographers/dancers to come together and perform for Autism.

That’s the TL;DR, but I want to learn more about the Lighting The Way event. What is it that got SoCo into raising awareness for Autism?

I know I want to know. So, let’s go exploring, shall we?

Lighting The Way To Lighting The Way

Lighting the Way

Soco teleported me over to the Lighting The Way build, which consists of a beautiful forest glade, a path that winds through rows of booths for event partners to show their support, and a performance stage with plenty of room for audience members to enjoy the shows.

(I felt a sense of accomplishment navigating around the water and fountain near the landing area, but SoCo told me that she’d put a transparent prim over the area to keep people from falling in.)

Lighting the Way

Lighting the Way

I asked her why she started Lighting The Way in Second Life.

The reason I started Lighting The Way was because of my two children,” she says, “whom both are on the autism spectrum. It was during this time I craved a means in which I could play an instrumental role in lighting the path from darkness for people who were diagnosed autistic.  My son suffers from the most severe form of autism while my daughter has the milder form known as Aspergers, so I decided to utilize SL as my platform for building awareness.”

Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders known as Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD).

“When my son was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 2, Autism affected 1 out of 150 children. Today it affects 1 out of 68 (1 in 42 boys). Over the course of 11 years, I have watched my son go through changes that I would never wish upon anyone. However, he is the most lovable child that I have ever known, he is truly an angel from heaven. He has taught me more about life & the person that I want to be more than I ever thought possible.”

So the next time You are at a restaurant or at a mall & You happen to see a child throwing themselves down on the floor, screaming and/or shaking things, stop & think before You judge. Not all disabilities are easily seen.  Sometimes all one might see is the symptoms & without knowing the full situation, You’re judging someone incorrectly & unfairly.

Where did she get the name “Lighting The Way” ?

“I needed to have an official name for raising awareness and I thought of a lighthouse,” she said. “It was strong, firm, always there, it’s beacon shining brightly for those who were lost. So I incorporated that into this event. We all come together to stand firm to help light the way for those on the spectrum.”

Continue reading “Lighting the Way with SoCo in Second Life”

This Weekend in Second Life Dance

Dance?

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

Bookings are available for Idle Rogue’s Cirque de Nuit (pardon my French, but did I use incorrectly correct grammar this time?), but while you’re waiting for seat confirmations you can always take in a few dance shows.

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 23 2018

6:00PM ELYSIUM CABARET

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

10:00PM GUERILLA BURLESQUE

We sparkle; we shine with all the glitz and glamour of extraordinary concepts! Hot music and gorgeous dancers all packed into one exciting hour! Directed by Chrissy Rhiano , and presented on her beautiful pit theatre build, this dance entertainment show will feature intricate acts performed “in the round”. We are excited to bring you more of these wonderful performances this week! Doors open March 23rd at 9 pm for the 10 pm show!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Idle%20Rogue/96/195/33

Guerilla Burlesque - March 9 2018

SATURDAY MARCH 24 2018

1:00PM OASIS DANCERS

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Olni/84/99/1197

3:00PM FUSION DANCE CREW

Fusion Dance Crew returns to the The Fusion Performing Arts Centre with its latest show: FUSION MAGIC on Saturday, March 24 @ 3PM SLT. The Crew created six dance routines to music by: Club Des Belugas, Sidesteppers, Loreena McfKennitt, Noxeverto, Laura Tesora and OneRepublic all with magical stage sets, colourful costumes, dancing and of course the music! Come and enjoy the magic as Fusion Dance Crew with our unique eclectic style strives to entertain you!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/WideWorld%20Amethysta/24/178/22

5:00PM PHOENIX DANCE TEAM

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SkyBeam%20Stowaway/27/152/1303

Phoenix Dance Team - February 24 2018

6:00PM WHYMSEE NOIR

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

From Christina, Britney, Madonna, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga among others, the Moulin Rouge Dancers brighten the stage with their presence on this night of nights! So take a walk down the runway of the Music Awards with us as the Moulin Rouge Presents — Divas & Dolls Dance Show — only at Moulin Rouge!

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 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” 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.

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

7:00PM DANCE XCETERA

Director’s choice performances.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Burning%20Embers/112/97/3602

Dance XCetera - February 25 2018

SUNDAY MARCH 25 2018

7:00AM CLUB IMAGE

IMAGE open this Sunday

…… ♥ * Line up for this Sunday*♥…….
1. HANKU Babii”MJ2014″
2. Yougao Destiny “Hello”
3. misse Tigerpaw “Shine”
4. Diawa Bellic”Venus”
5. Sakura”A Butterfly’s Dream”
6. fairytale Stoop”青年14歳”☆special guest
■ ☆Team Dance☆ Diawa Bellic “Feeling it Still”
DJ: HANKU Babii☆.。.:*・゜

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Laem%20Singh/193/28/2021

Club Image - March 18 2018

12:00PM INANNA BURLESQUE

Inanna Burlesque provides a monthly show of sexy ladies that have intoxicating dance moves that will ensure an hour of entertainment. We show a variety of well choreographed dance movements that will keep you enthralled and wanting more.

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

12:00PM CABARET PROVOCATEUR

The Cabaret Provocateur will present its encore performances of the program “Fab 4 You” n Sunday March 25, 2018 at noon SLT at Surrender Cove.

Fab 4 You is a programme 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, backstage and in front.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/RockIsland/151/67/24

12:00PM LUXE GIRLS

(See Elysion group for information.)

Luxe - Le Cirque Des Reves - January 27 2018

12:00PM VIRTUOSO

Seating is limited, please attend at least 30 minutes before show time.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Reed%20Valley/145/84/1501

1:00PM DEBAUCHE

HOMECOMING

Join Debauche as they perform in their wonderful home theatre, Such a lovely place for all of us and for all of you.

We always have a great show there with the best atmosphere! Fun, friendly and lively. Love you all to come and be part of it with us.

Debauche – a little naughty, a little risque, a LOT sexy and of course, ALWAYS classy.

Hope to see you spending time with us on Sunday 25th March at 1pm SLT. Dress smart casual. Leave your scripts at home 🙂

Love

Debauche

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

1:00PM XA DANCERS

The X-A Dancers are dancers, choreographers and designers from the Xaara Community in collaboration with The Xaara Gallery of Sensual Art and The Atlantis Grand Theatre. We perform about four shows per year at The Atlantis Grand Theatre.

Shows by the X-A Dancers reflect a variety of creative talent in Second Life. Originality, sensuality, intelligence and humour are showcased in every show. We are not your typical burlesque troupe. We are members of a special artistic community with both vanilla and D/s influences.

Visit Xaara Community to find the best sensual art, literature, poetry, photography and dance in Second Life.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Xaara/159/109/22

5:00PM WINDS OF THE SAHARA: Winds Theme Show

Are you a vagabond at heart? Have you dreamed of seeing the world and all of the wonderful things there are to see? Our theme show this month is to take our guests on a journey around the world with our dancers picking countries and doing sets celebrating the wide variety that our planet has to offer. Come and join us as we explore this amazing planet we call home!

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

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

5:00PM MISFITS

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

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

7:00PM DANCE XCETERA

Director’s choice performances.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Burning%20Embers/112/97/3602


I assume there will be a few more shows this week… 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. The new Appollo Dancers are on Wednesday and Noir Neverland always has fun going on Thursday evenings.

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

The Art Factory - March 21 2018

Idle Rogue’s Cirque de Nuit

Night Circus

Hi there! It’s your Dance Correspondent, R. Crap Mariner.

Where do I begin with Idle Rogue and the Guerilla Burlesque group that performs there? They were the first group I saw performing in Second Life, although I should have seen them sooner if I hadn’t have been such a lazyass with all those invitations, oh, how I regret my foolish ways!

When I was listening to Grace McDunnough perform at After Dark, why did I not cam around the sim and see that theatre and get curious? Is Grace that mesmerizing with her sweet, dulcet tones?

Damn you! Damn you and your sweet dulcet tones, siren! The path of my life is paved with the cement of regrets and tears.

But let us not live mired in sorrow, but look to the future. And in Idle Rogue Production’s future we see their upcoming show Cirque du Nuit:

Idle Rogue Productions are presenting the very successful Le Cirque de Nuit again this Easter, with performances at 7pm on March 30th, 31st and April 1st , and a matinee performance at 3pm on March 31st.

Directed by Blaze DeVivre, with the assistance of Sho Kyong, and produced by chryblnd Scribe, this year’s production will feature new acts, new dancers, new art installations and perhaps a little something we haven’t done before.

Billed as “a steampunk circus in black and white”, Le Cirque de Nuit pays loose homage to The Night Circus, a novel by Erin Morgenstern, which tells the tale of an enchanted circus traveling the globe during the Victorian era. Our production features dance acts with themes of circus, illusion and steampunk, and the strictly black-and-white acts are interspersed by colourful art installations from Second Life artists and musicians.

This production debuted in 2014 and has since presented some of the most innovative dance creations in Second Life. It is beloved by all who have seen it, with its breath-taking special effects and an elegant ambiance you will not forget.

The opening night performance on March 30th will be exclusive to members of the Guerilla Burlesque Exclusive group.

Production enquiries should be directed to chryblnd Scribe. Media inquiries should be addressed to Aubreya Joszpe.

As for bookings:

Bookings for the 2018 season of Le Cirque De Nuit open on March 22nd at 4:00pm. From that hour onward, you will be able to IM Saturday Melody in-world to add your name to the allocation list, time stamps will ensure bookings are processed fairly. Leave a message indicating your first and second performance preferences and the names of those in your booking. Be sure to check the Auto-response message that will be generated when you open Saturday’s IM for updated details for any scheduling changes.

NOTE: Idle Rogue’s fan group – Guerilla Burlesque Exclusive – receive first and best preference to all shows on Idle Rogue. This affects bookings as follows:

March 30 – 7pm performance – Guerilla Burlesque Exclusive only
March 31 – 3pm performance – 20 seats for exclusive group, 20 seats for general admission
March 31 – 7pm performance – 20 seats for exclusive group, 20 seats for general admission
April 1 – 7pm performance – 20 seats for exclusive group, 20 seats for general admission

The sim will be locked to all but those whose names are on the access list at each show, unless the seat limit of 40 guests total is not filled, at which time the sim will be opened for general audience intake. Please allow for the Linden Lab limitation of 10% of the avatar limit (5-10 avatars)held for premium memberships. While we will do everything within our capacity to ensure you can access the sim on the night you have booked, please note this arrangement is a courtesy only and no obligation is implied.

That’s the TL;DR, but I want to know more. What is Idle Rogue about and what do they do there? What’s the appeal of Cirque du Nuit and how are they going about to create this in Second Life?

I know I want to know. So, let’s go exploring, shall we?

DIRECT ME TO THE DIRECTOR…

Blaze DeVivre is directing this year’s Cirque de Nuit, and she teleported me to the build in-progress to talk.

Blaze at Cirque du Nuit

Beyond the wrought-iron fence and gates at the landing area, a gigantic big-top tent with the stage and seating was coming together. Underneath the stage, artists were loading their interstitial builds for the production.

Before we got into Cirque de Nuit, I pretended not to know what Idle Rogue and Guerilla Burlesque are, despite shooting photos of them for over a year and getting to know the performers, just so we could start off with a good introduction to this interview.

“Guerilla Burlesque started as a troupe of dancers who would do back-up for live performers in SL,” said Blaze, playing along. “Idle Rogue has always had a live music component to it, and Cherry managed some performers, then brought her two loves, dance and live music together. They started doing dance shows around the time I was rezzed, wanting to expand on the fledgling Virtual Burlesque movement that came about at that time.”

GETTING HER START

Where did Blaze get her start in all of this?

“I was going to events at IR before performing with GB, enjoying many good laughs and fun nights from DJs to live music. Early on, I got hooked up with the Aussies because I am a night owl. I lurked at their shows for about a year before I found out they were auditioning for new members. I had always had in interest in dance and particularly burlesque but not the ability to make it happen in RL, besides it is way better in here (and cheaper to create).”

Because I was working on a not-so-to secret project of a dance performance to demonstrate to y’all how easy or hard it is to do, I asked Blaze was it hard to learn dance performance? And, more importantly, how fun is it?

“it was hard. I had a steep learning curve in SL since I did not come from a gaming background, it was all new to me, but that difficulty was exactly what kept me coming back. The ability to create something here that was a composite of my love of visual art and music just grabbed me like no other art form ever did.”

“I have created with many media outside of the digital. I worked a lot with fibres and collage, very texture based sensory. I had been an art major at one time, so all the usual drawing and painting as well. I think it is that love of collage that translates best to SL, finding all the bits and pieces, from animations to props and costumes and gluing them together to make acts.”

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