June 15th 2018 Show

It was not that late, but being winter in the Land Down Under meant the sun set early. So, though it was not quite 6pm, the sun had already abandoned the scene, leaving a chill hanging in the air that exhaled frosty breath on my prickled skin. I huddled into my faux fur wrap, the balls of my feet feeling frozen with each step I took. I silently cursed having chosen pumps over snugly boots as my heels clacked on the concrete, echoing off the walls of closed shops and down shadowy alleys. I had taken a bus which, like the rest of the city, was oddly abandoned. Where was everybody? Where were all the people? Street lights and dimly-lit shop display windows didn’t do much to offer any comfort or hope of civilisation. I then became aware of a second set of footsteps, echoing behind me, following each step I took.

I didn’t want to appear worried. So it was with calculated casualness that I peered back over my right shoulder, sharp eyes scanning the misty street. And there I saw him. Only a quick glance, as I immediately returned my view to where I was going rather than where I had been, mostly because, as I said, I didn’t want to appear vulnerable. But he was back there. A tall man of course, why are tall men always the villains? Based upon my own experiences, short men are far more devious. But this man was tall, his silhouette long and lanky, and I saw the hint of long dark hair draping down from under a dark fedora. My heart leapt for a moment. Maybe it was Seb! And we could sneak down the alley for a quick tryst, finally fulfilling one of my greatest all-time fantasies! Hurriedly, I dug in my purse for my pocket dictionary to look up “tryst” and make sure it meant what I thought it meant.

But what if it wasn’t Seb? What if it was… oh gawd no, not him… I quickened my pace, seeing off in the short distance bright lights and hearing some noise. The sound of a crowd, a voice blaring over a loud speaker… a club? Civilisation! I went from fast walking to a slow trot, careful to only go but so fast in these heels. But the steps behind me quickened as well. My heart started to pound, my chest tightened. I suddenly felt I could not catch my breath! Surely I had time to make it to the club, it was just up ahead… move faster! But my feet were frozen and felt to be breaking with each step. Finally I chanced a glance back, and in horror saw it was not Seb, it was… some other long, lanky man! And he was right behind me, close enough to grab me! I could smell his musky cologne blending with the frosty night air, I could feel the warmth of his body slightly easing the chill of mine, my eyes met his and I stopped in my tracks, mesmerised.

He was not Seb, but he was still beautiful. He was gorgeous.

He smiled at me, stepping right up in front of me. I must have looked like a giddy school girl. I smiled weakly back, waiting for him to lift me into his arms, carry me down an alley and TAKE me in a manly way! He parted his lips. I held my breath in anticipation. Then he said, “Welcome to the Weekend!” He then hurried past me, up the stairs and into the club.

I turned, my eyes following him with scornful disappointment. “ASSHOLE!” I yelled. “Ya TEASE!” Humph! Next time send a short man, they know how to carry a woman off for a proper tryst! Stamping my foot, I plodded up the stairs and into the club. Perhaps I would find him and throw a drink or a crab salad on him for not ravishing me. What was this place? The Empire Room. Where a dance troupe, Elysium Cabaret, were about to perform. I settled down with a martini and enjoyed thawing out as I waited for the show to start. Maybe I would like this. Maybe I should audition and become a dancer?! That would make him sorry for not carrying me off when he had the chance, once he saw me on the big stage. That would teach him to be a gentleman, dammit! What was in the show? Let’s take a look!

With thanks to R. Crap Mariner for the great pics… to see more photos of this show plus other shows and troupes, visit Crap’s fabulous Flicker at:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/isfullofcrap/sets/72157681703250966

Jo
with Gracie and Nara
Gymnopedie 1&3 Mix – Ten Strings

Very much beautiful and so artsy!

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Mikiko
with Zena and Rhonda
Pink Floyd – Another Brick in the Wall

Super fun act with sexy school girls!

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Lina
with Que, Josie, Nara, Eva, Web
Caro Emerald Just One Dance

Lina is back with her posse of gorgeous gals!

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Seb
with Si, Adam, Jo, Jilley and Diawa
Surfing (Edit mix)

Sexy Seb and friends carried off by some really big waves!

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Wiz
White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane

OMG Wizlice!! Go ask Wizlice! We love our Wizlice!!

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Diawa
with Nara
‘ Pillow Talk’ by Zayn

Romance and sweet times!

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Jilley
with Lina and Eva
2 UNLIMITED – TRIBAL DANCE

Badassery a la Jilley Struck!

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Eva
Crowd Dances
Tonight is What It Means to be Young – Streets of Fire
It’s My Life – Bon Jovi
Bat out of Hell – Meatloaf


Eva is very much cool dancing the crowd with very much cleverness!

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June 8th 2018 Show

I was reclined on a train, sound asleep and most likely snoring, on my way to Melbourne. Every now and then, I would stir and waken, look around, then close my eyes again, thinking of the show that I was missing and hoping it was going well. Hoping the alarm woke my other half up in time to DJ and log in my av who was dancing in Adam’s dance. In going-on six years, I have missed few Elysium shows. Doing so causes me to worry lots. Can the show survive without me? Will everything still come together and happen without me there to micromanage busy details and put out fires? Okay, I am being cheeky here. Facetious even. With Paul, Jilley, the Gman, and Wiz, plus a professional, dedicated staff of choreographers and dancers, this show hardly needs me. All reports assured, the show was fantastic, and no one even noticed I wasn’t there. Especially since my avatar was logged in and performing in Adam’s dance….

Where was I, you ask? Oh. You didn’t ask. Well. Allow me to display some attention-seeking behaviour by telling you anyway. My daughter recently turned 18 in RL and wanted to get mother/daughter tattoos to celebrate and commemorate this momentous occasion of her surviving an entire childhood with me as her mother. I have never had, nor wanted, a tattoo. But I thought it was a sweet sentiment, so I agreed. Thus, we were on our way to the city to get inked by the tattoo artist whose style my daughter had fallen in love with. Having zero pain tolerance, I was terrified. I am happy to report that I felt not even a split second of pain. I now have a beautiful open clam shell with a pearl and some watercolour in the background tattooed on my chest, just above my heart. Because, well, pearl is my daughter’s birthstone, and she is the pearl of my world. And she got a humpback whale, my favourite animal, in the same area of her chest. You want to see a picture, don’t you!! What? I am boring you? Oh dear!

I am now home and loving my tattoo and happy to post some pictures and even a few words from creators about Friday’s show. Thank you to all who participated, either on stage, behind the scenes, or in the audience, to make it another wonderful Friday night. Welcome to the weekend!!
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Huge thanks to Crap Mariner for many of these pictures. To see more of Crap’s work, visit:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/isfullofcrap/sets/72157681703250966
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Kyshra
Wicked Game – Ursine Vulpine

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
Music is usually where I start when an idea strikes me. It’s the music that catches my attention and sort of sinks into my brain and won’t get out until I’ve built something for it. The sets, the costumes, the choreography, all of that flows out of the music itself. I’ll be sitting somewhere, listening to a DJ or driving home from work, and I’ll hear something that just reaches out and says “THIS. I must do this.” Then it doesn’t let go until I build it.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
This dance went through about 3 different builds until I found one item at the Alice In Wonderland event. I brought it home and the set just fell into place. The music with it and the costume from another event just all built on each other.

Photos by Crap
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Adam
with Bella, Sammy, Web, Babypea
“THE LITTLE MERMAID” [Under The Sea DubStep Remix!] -Remix

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
Bella and I have been wanting to create a mermaid routine. I didn’t have music in mind but began looking a few weeks ago when we were invited to join Elysium. I found a really fun mashup of Little Mermaid’s Under the Sea. A lot of the bubbles and moving plants that are available in SL cannot be used with the regular dance routine tools so we had to create some of our own.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
The mermaid dance animations were new to us. Most are not fast movement so the movement doesn’t go as well with the rhythm of the music, but they are graceful and look nice with the mermaid costumes. The movement matches as a 4 beat instead of what we would normally do as a 2 beat.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
It’s a fun song. The mermaids and animations are relaxing and make us think of the quietness and peacefulness of the ocean. The moving plants add to the tranquility. We start on the sunny beach with mermaids dipping their tails in the water – who doesn’t like the sun and beach?

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
This is meant to be fun and peaceful and enjoy – we hope that those that see the routine will enjoy it as much as we did creating it.

Photos by Crap
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Queenie
with Cael Szondi
Grace VanderWaal – Light The Sky


Photos by Crap
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Jilley
Neland – All by Myself


Photos by Crap
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Sarah
with Ginty Bachem
Little Mix – Secret Love Song (Official Video) ft. Jason Derulo

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
Hmmm i think it was the tempo and the song is of a secret love..

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Trying to get it fluid tho in places its not 100% perfect but it was done way back in the early days of my choreo.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
Well it was around the time my nana passed away so in ways its more the point of i will always love her. So in ways i held back in performing this for that reason, but i’m okay today so now that time has passed.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
That its fun to dance infront of everyone and to show the different levels of creativity.

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Melvis
with andytez dumpling, web sass, JMB balogh
Moments in Love


Photos by Crap
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Lina
with Nara & Corri
Hila Davidson/ Satisfaction’s Guaranteed


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Elayn
Crowd Dances
Blues Bros Mix
M. Gunner – Jake
Paul – Elwood
Lina, web sass, Jilley, Elayn – Blues Sisters

I apologize profusely, I do not have any pictures from the crowd dances. If anyone got any, please forward them to me and I will get them posted. I saw Elayn’s “Blues Brothers” audience participation dance set during rehearsal, and it was fanfriggentastic! I would very much like some pictures of it to post. Meanwhile, here is a pic of my tat to tide y’all over. If you scroll down a bit and pan left a little, you will get to see my left boob as well.
My Tat2

My daughter’s tat. Not that this has anything to do with Elysium, other than causing me to miss the show, I am just attention-seeking. *snorts*
Alana's Tat

June 1st 2018 Show

The limos cruised down the strip, passing by flashing bright lights, big spenders scurrying about in their finery, hawkers calling out over the sound of big band music. It was Friday night, there was excitement in the air… anticipation of fabulous entertainment, gorgeous stars, and sexy dancers, with an audience full of powerful men in tuxes and lovely ladies dripping in diamonds. Also the occasional pickpocket lurking in the shadows. The curtains were about to raise in The Empire Room at Copperhead Road sim, presenting one of the longest-running shows on the Strip: Elysium Cabaret was about to take the stage. Strap yourselves in and welcome to the weekend!

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Luna
with Jorgio, Joszef , Cowgirl and Bylesse
Havana

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
Norwegian cruise lines has recently started offering overnight excursions the Havana Cuba, I live in South Florida and we have a large Cuban population.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Capturing the Cuban Spirit.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
President Carter open our borders to Cuba. April 21: First boatload of Cuban refugees from port of Mariel arrives in Florida.
May 5: President Jimmy Carter offers open arms to Cuban refugees.
May 6: An estimated 17,636 refugees have landed in Florida and 133 have been detained for having been convicted of serious crimes in Cuba.
May 14: President Carter abandons offer of open arms in favor of program designed to reduce influx of refugees and exclude those who had been imprisoned in Cuba for serious nonpolitical crimes.
June 1: Five hundred of the 18,000 Cuban refugees at detention center at Fort Chaffee, Ark. riot; National Guard called in.
June 7: Carter orders Justice Department to expel refugees who had committed serious crimes in Cuba.
Sept. 26: Cuba closes Mariel Harbor, ending boatlift; refugee total in U.S. stands at 125,000.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Since the U.S. took in 125,000 people from Cuba the Cuban community has grown and they have settled in bringing their culture here. I believe that every country has its own rich heritage and we can all learn from one another.

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Sarah
EPIC POP | ”Eve Of Destruction” by J2 [feat. Lola]


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Antonio
with Paul, Stoke, Ray, Tray
G.I. Blues

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
When I first heard it I knew it would be perfect for the outsiders who don’t love Elvis

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Getting proper depth to make it look like a desert, flying the copter in.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
It was a salute to the veterans my grandfather was in world war 2. I wasn’t able to serve so entertaining those who did was an honor for me.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
I tore it apart 4 times before I got it where I wanted it.

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Ariel
with Gunner
Duffy- Mercy


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Web
Lindsey Stirling – Song of the Caged Bird


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Simi
The Wolf and the Moon

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I actually heard this song on my SL Mom and Dad’s Sim. My SL mom was working on her stuff for Fantasy Faire and had their radio channel on the land. I heard it and started working on the routine.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Finding dance moves that to me would honor the spirit of the wolf

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
Well I pretty much took my self out of my comfort zone. I normally dance to 60, 70’s and 80’s music, so this was actually a stretch for me. But I love wolves, to me they are one of God’s majestic creatures and they have always intrigued me.

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Jilley
with Paul, Diamonte, Ant, Wiz and Eva
Johnny Gill – The Floor


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Lina
Crowd Dances
Oh my by Haley Rheinhart
Zoot Suit Riot by Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Box of Secrets by Zarif

May 25th 2018 Show

It was another exciting Friday night as the sun set and the red carpet lit up with our distinguished guests, our frams coming out to welcome in the weekend with the Elysiums, in The Empire Room on Copperhead Road sim! While DJ Ame bounced the gathering crowd with tunes, Jilley and Paul welcomed each guest with smiles and complimentary champagne. Backstage was buzzing as dancers warmed up, put on makeup, adjusted costumes, and peeked nervously between the curtains to steal glimpses of the audience, in anticipation of another fabulous show. Here is what the show looked like, with thanks and appreciation to all who participated, whether they did so from the stage or the audience:

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Ally
“Heroes” by Peter Gabriel (cover of David Bowie)


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Luna
with Alexis, Blysse and Gracie
Under the boardwalk – Drifters

Thank you to Jorgio for the picture.


Thank you to Chopper for the picture.
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Ariel
with Dev
Carrie Underwood- The Champion


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Mikiko
VERA LYNN-Bless ’em all
(For all World War II Sweethearts)


1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
THE THEME WAS MEMORIAL DAY AND ALTHOUGH I AM NOT AMERICAN I TRIED TO SHOW AS MUCH FOR THIS SPECIAL THEME AS I WOULD IF IT WAS A CANADIAN THEME.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
NOT ANY REALLY I ENJOYED DOING THE SET IT WAS FUN.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
OHHH FOR SURE MOSTLY FUN, BUT ALSO TRYING TO SHOW RESPECT FOR THE THEME.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
DOES NOT MATTER WHAT COUNTRY YOU ARE FROM WE ALL SHOULD HAVE LOVE AND RESPECT FOR OUR OWN AS WELL AS OTHER COUNTRIES.


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Lina
with Josephine, Queenie, Ariel, Hailie, Nara, Alexis
Bayou Boogie Jordan Antonia

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I have been wanting to do this song for a long time, the beat just really made me want to move. With Memorial Day it all seemed to melt together perfectly.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
This will sound boring but this act came together like a dream, and they rarely do. So this time I am just counting my blessings.

3. What does this dance mean to you?
I always love a vintage style… but this song gives it a modern edge that really makes it entertaining.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Just sit back and enjoy:)

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Babypea
with Web
THE RAMPAGE from EXILE TRIBE – Get Ready to RAMPAGE

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I just love this song, the energy in it, I love K-Pop and J-Pop.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Web built the set and the choreo was a blast, but the particles were difficult because they are not named in the HUD (just texture images, and many look very similar) so changing them is hard. There are a lot of textures in the HUD, and I have to click through to find the right ones and try to remember when in the dance to change them… the song does not really have words, so particle change cues are tricky. They have to be changed manually during the dance, so it is a bit messy and is never exactly the same twice.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
This was pure fun and weirdness, I love the zany choreography and the costumes are so cool.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
I created it with Web Sass.


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Queenie
SEVDALIZA – HUMAN

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
~I heard the song while listening to youtube one day and could immediately see the set I wanted to build, so I ran with it.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
~rotation scripts are always a struggle for me, this was no exception.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
~just creepy fun!

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
~The lyrics say it all:
“I am flesh, bones, I am skin, soul I am human.
Nothing more than human.
I am sweat, flaws, I am veins, scars I am human.
Nothing more than human.”
We all are perfectly imperfect.

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Jilley
Crowd Dances
MADISON RISING – God Bless America
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Summertime
James Brown – Living in America

May 18th 2018 Show

Welcome to the weekend! It was another Friday night in The Empire Room at Copperhead Road. Paul and Jilley greeted guests whilst I wrangled details for the upcoming road show at the RFL’s Home and Garden Expo on Monday at 6pm SLT. Huge thanks to DJ Corri for filling in for DJ Gunner. Here is what the show looked like! And have a read from those who chose to participate with the choreographer’s perspective of their dances.

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Nara
“I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables
A beautiful ballet to a legendary song.

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
Les Miserables has always been one operatic that has moved me. I cried most of the way through it being fortunate enough to see a live production. The emotions it conveyed was totally heart wrenching. This particular song was one that I could ‘feel’ perhaps the strongest.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
a… Wanting to convey to the audience the emotions behind the dance, hoping they would be ‘lost’ in the act and music. Sense how I was feeling, as the character I am portraying (Fantine). Move them. I admit freely, when doing this dance, I tear up. Guess it is part of who and what I am.

b.. Knowing it would be a slow dance, had to make sure that I moved from the rear to the front without sliding. (Hate slides!!!) plus getting there, to the front of the stage, as quickly as possible.

c. Choosing the right animations at certain points of the routine. Lordie, tried this and that till finally was satisfied. Did I mention I like smooth transitions also. Lol.

d. The set build was important too. Giving it depth. I think I achieved that.

e. Not using any bells and whistles apart from the darkening of the set at one point and a light ray appearing. I relied solely on the dance. Alone.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
I cannot say it was fun. It was a need to express my interpretation, in dance, of how Fantine was feeling. I want to quote here please. ……..

“Fantine sings “I Dreamed a Dream.” In it, she comments on how innocent she was, how romanticized her view of the world was, and how that has all come tumbling down around her. It is sung at the point in the musical where she finds herself without a job as she tries to support her young daughter, Cosette. ”

Yes I did enjoy creating it. It truly came from my heart, an inspiration.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Only that I hope they enjoy it. Maybe dabbed their eyes slightly. I hope so. That is all I really desire.

Thank you.

Nara

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Antonio
The Spencer Lee Band – The Wolf
The epitome of hawt, Antonio steams up the Elysium stage!

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
Just really felt the song, had a vision when I heard it.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
The fades mostly and the car had one disappear.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
I think when a woman can bring out the beast in her man be it wolf or lion she will get ravished just right.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Hailie kept the lion in me well hungry when I was going this set.


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Luna
with Joszef
When I Fall in Love
Romance is in the air.


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Queenie
The Sunpunchers – Hooker Shoes
Shoes! Excellent mover work and a costume change, clever set and great choreo!

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
~Who doesn’t love shoes? The shoes in the song *call out to her* so she has to get them. I completely understand!

~Inspiration? When I was younger, you see, I was living in the ratty old apartment. At night I had to walk the streets to get money. One night this amazing man drove up in a silver Delorean and asked me for a *date*….to make a long story short, I spent a week with him in a fancy hotel and then we fell in love. He was my knight in shining arm…..wait…..no no that was a movie I was watching….

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
It is sometimes a challenge to pass your vision on to the audience….but it’s about shoes, and loving shoes, and talking to shoes…..

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
Totally silly and fun!

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Ladies, when the shoes talk…..listen!


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Kyshra
Twisted Transistor – Korn
Kyshra returns to the stage with her unique style of mythical metal.


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Jo
with Seb, Queenie and Gracie
Big Spender – Shirley Bassey
Jo lures Seb into spendin’ some time with her on the dance floor.


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Jilley
with Lina and elayn
All That Jazz – Glee
Very slick production, superb choreo and gorgeous gals jazzin’ it up!


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Elayn
Crowd Dances
DemBeats
Stylish and fun, Elayn ends the show with the party on the stage, Elysium-style! Big thanks to Elayn for all her hard work and dedication in creating such a dynamic, colourful stage and for making fabulous dances to such incredibly fun songs! Also a big thanks to our frams for coming out to welcome in the weekend with us.

May 11th 2018 Show

What a great show this was, so much variety and every dance had something that made it unique and very special! So much talent, I feel so privileged to have such creative and dedicated people sharing their performances on the Elysium stage… in The Empire Room at Copperhead Road sim. Thank you to all our choreographers, dancers, and all the staff who work so hard behind the scenes to bring it all together… Paul Woodrunner, Jilley, The Wiz, DJs Gunner, Corri, and Miss Ame, and MEEEEEEEEEE yes I am in there somewhere! Have a look at the pics and read what some of the choreographers had to say about their dances! Cheers!

Wiz
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger by Willa Amai
He is just… delicious *swoons*


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Corri
with Ray
Little Mix – Touch
50 Shades of Corri and Ray!


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Si
with Diamonte, Joszef, Antonio, Nik, Prestor, Excalibur, Seb, Paul, Wiz and Sinbad
Daft Punk, Pentatonix
MENS! MENS MENS AND MORE MENS! Thank you so much, Si!

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
It is a really fun song and with a variety of music styles in one number. It gives me a chance to be more creative and have everything from Swing, Robot and R & B Animations all in the same dance.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Having 12 men on stage, with 3 groups dancing different animations at the same time. All the animations needed to work with the music and seem to be part of the wider number. Everything had to be part of the one routine.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
This is a fun dance, but this is an updated version of a dance I did a few years ago for Relay for Life Cancer Charity in SL. Now there is more colour and a beach party theme, but it is always an upbeat and fun dance.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
The preparation time back stage to get everyone in the dance onto the right dance huds and the right animations, and on the correct dance movers. It is run with military precision to make sure everyone is right ready for the dance at the start, so then everyone can enjoy it and have fun.

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Taema
with Kyser
Can’t Stop That Feeling by Justin Timberlake
How I loved this dance… colourful, unique costumes, an interesting set and fabulous choreography, a dance I hope to see again!


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Ally
“Crystallize” by Lindsey Stirling
Excellent use of advanced lighting effects and likes of sparkle!


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Lina
with Josephine, Hailie, que and Alexis
The Dame Says, Ivy Levan
Lina’s gang of sexeh babes gonna kick yo arse 😀

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
This song would not get out of my head, it haunted me until I made it.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
The timing of the fades and working the different set designs and movers into place.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
The song has a great sound to it, Ivy Levan her voice is just tremendous

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Just sit back and enjoy:)

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Elayn
Prototype – Viktoria Modesto
Elayn once again fascinates the mind with a dance that is pure brilliance.

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I was very inspired by Victoria Modesta who is a RL amputee, but she doesn’t see it as any sort of disability, it’s her inspiration to be unique and amazing!

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
The first part is a recording of the similar movements in RL. Timing animations to that took longer than the rest of the dance! I really wanted to do it justice.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
There is no such thing as disability unless it is imposed by others.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Just what is said above!

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Antonio
Crowd Dances
ADELE ~ SKYFALL (DANCE REMIX)
Duran Duran – A view to a Kill
Madonna Die Another Day Official Video

Bond! Antonio Bond! Sounds better than Aunt Tonio (the DJ needs pronunciation lessons) but WOW what a slick production these acts were!

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I like James bond movies, I thought the props from the movies would be good to dance on.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Placement for all the dance balls, 60 balls can be a tight squeeze.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
It was just a bit of fun, Crowd dances usually are.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Just have fun with it, and remember men the ladies to like a man in a suit.

May 4th 2018 Show

Gman was in great form on the mic, full of energy and warming up the audience with fabulous tunes as Paul and Jilley welcomed our guests with an open bar, everything on the house. Paul picking up the tab tonight! Backstage, dancers were abuzz stretching out, putting on makeup, adjusting costumes in a flurry of silks, feathers, and sequins. Our frams came out to welcome the weekend with us, and what a fun show it was! Huge thanks to everyone who participated in this show, be it as a choreographer, a dancer, someone behind the scenes, or a member of our cherished audience!

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Babypea
Antimatter – Epitaph
Little moth wants her freedom. Sometimes it is a bad idea to look at things too closely.


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Ariel
with Devlin, Wiz, Beebs, Nadi, Misha, & Alexis
The Guild- Do You Want To Date My Avatar
Colourful, great use of the silhouette screens! And a surprising reveal towards the end!


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Web
with Babypea, Kyshra, Immy, Jilley
Eartha Kitt – I Dont Care
Poor Batman, and look at Catwoman, what a tease! All Batman can do is look. But she does have that lasso, he could be in trouble.

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
A former friend suggested it for a Batman themed show.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Movers, they did not want to cooperate, and getting the dancers seen through the window.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
It’s a challenge, fun when it is done and runs smoothly. Most fun to build.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
I am honored to have had help with choreo and movers from Ame, Baby and Jilley. And that Lina stepped up last minute to fill in.

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Mikiko
with Zena, Rhonda, Devlin, Jorgio
My Name Is ‘Sheila Ki Jawani’ Full Song
Fabulous choreography, one of my favourite Bollywood-style dances I have seen!

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I ENJOY THE TRADITIONAL BOLLYWOOD DANCES, COLOURFUL COSTUMES, THE WHOLE UPBEAT FEELING OF THEIR DANCES.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
TRYING TO FIND MALE COUNTERPART DANCES TO FIT THE FEMALE ONES. A KIND OF BALANCE TO MAKE IT ALL LOOK GOOD TOGETHER.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
OHHH FOR SURE MOSTLY FUN, THEY REALLY KNOW HOW TO ENJOY THEMSELVES WHILE DANCING.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
JUST THAT INDIAN/BOLLYWOOD TRADITIONAL DANCES ARE SO EXPRESSIVE AND FUN AND FULL OF COLOUR AND EXCITEMENT FOR THE DANCERS AS WELL AS THE PEOPLE WATCHING.

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Lina
Song Save me from myself Christina Aguilera
Sexy, passionate and utterly glamorous, Lina is the epitome of sensual.


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Britt
with Ginty, Karenah
Seven Lions Featuring Kerli
Fabulous, creative set, a unique song, and interesting costumes combined with wonderful choreography and mover work. This is how it’s done!

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
When I originally heard this song I was struck how it crossed not only the fantasy lines but also how the song emphasised the racial issues of todays modern age… it struck my heart and soul.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Finding the right pieces that incorporated all aspects of both human and Seelie/Fae in order to show the war between the races…

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
I think for me it held deeper meaning… I grew up in a biracial abusive home and was placed at a young age in foster care where I was left bounced around the system until I was 21. For me this song emphasised the difference in worlds…

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Just how one must look beyond the surface of what is there before you… because each of us has our own world we live in… our own reality… and we are fighting individually to make those realities a strength and a beauty simplistic to be accepted, whether it is religious, intelligence or even simply a choice of sexual preference… it is our personal battle for our world and how we wish… no how we need to be able to live our lives…

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Jilley
with Baby, Lina, Kysh, Corri
[GMV] BAD GIRLS
Jilley left the audience thunderstruck with this ubar-sexy dance of mega-hawtness! Superb mover work and formations, mesmerising!


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Kyshra
Crowd Dances
Beautiful Liar – Beyonce & Shakira
Get Low – Dillon Francis & DJ Snake
I want your sex (Freemasons Remix) – George Michael

Super sexy and energetic dances, exciting set, and very cool songs!

Cannon… the best part of the crowd dances! *cackles*

Friday, April 26th 2018 Show

What a fabulous show this was tonight! DJ Gunner was in great form, Paul and Jilley greeted our frams with champagne and hors d’oeuvres as they arrived, and Babypea hid backstage buried in IMs and wrangling the subscriber as The Wiz made the announcements. Dancers putting on costumes and makeup, stretching out and warming up, it was an exciting night of dazzling entertainment, a bit of tears, and a lot of WOW!

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Gunner
Disturbed – You’re Mine
Love the lighting on this set. Stranded on a barren alien planet, alone but not lonely.


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Jilley
with Paul, Ant, Hailie, Sammy, Wiz
George Ezra – Paradise
Super fun choreo with formations, a happy dance!


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Storm
with Liri
Music of the Night
Very beautiful and romantic, in spite of the tragic ending.


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Antonio
with Wiz, Melina, Gunner, Baby, Hailie, Paul, Jilley
Circle of Life (District 78 Remix) – Lion King
Fantastic set, great costumes, and awesome choreography, this dance was a dazzler!


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Jo
with Seb and Kyser
Can’t Stop that Tap – Juice Music
Step back in time to a nostalgic visit to Vaudeville, can’t stop the tap… timeless!


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Alexis
with Lina, Sammy, Antonio, Rory, and Web
Katy Perry – Unconditionally (Official Ryan Jirovec Cover Video)
Alexis made us cry with this loving take on unconditional love and a look at stigma with mental illness.


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Babypea
with Web, BB, Jilley, Lina
Whissell – Take Em Down
Time to riot, bitches!!


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Lina
Crowd Dances
Christina Aquilera – Not Myself Tonight
Madonna – Human Nature
Envogue – Free Your Mind

What a fantastic set, excellent songs and superb choreography. Heaps of fun!

Friday, April 20th 2018 Show

With thanks to Paul, Jilley and P for organising busy details, DJ Corri for the rehearsal music, DJ Gunner for the show music, and a heap of imaginative choreographers and dependable dancers, we gathered with our Frams (friends and family) to welcome in another weekend! In The Empire Room at Copperhead Road sim. Thank you to all who participated! Here are a few pics from the show, with thanks to R. Crap Mariner. See all of Crap’s fabulous dance photos at:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/isfullofcrap/with/27722150518/

Lina
with Hailie, Alexis, Que and Josephine
Kill of the Night by Gin Wigmore

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Ariel
with Devlin, Wiz, Jilley, Alexis
Virtual Choir- You Will Be Found

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Diawa
with Nara
Good Vibes’. Tove Styrke

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Eva
Lo Fang – One That I Want

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Luna
with Antonio, Elayn and Jilley
Billy Joel , Downeaster Alrxa

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Mikiko
Alannah Myles-Black Velvet

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Elayn
with Genie (Renztoy), DarkRaven Ninetails, Master Gunner, BabyPea
Send in the Clowns

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Jilley
with Paul, Pea and Web
Kelly Rowland – Commander ft. David Guetta

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Web
Crowd Dances
Michael Jackson Mix

The incomparable R. Crap with choreographer Web Alicious


Dancing with our beloved FRAMS!

April, Friday the 13th 2018 Show

Here is a look at the show Friday the thirteenth. It was a bit of bad luck in that the lag sleen seemed to be affecting almost everyone, causing delays in the show. But the dedicated, professional team pushed through it, the show went on, and the spectacular acts were well-worth the wait. So much talent, so much imagination, what an honour to feature these performers on the Elysium stage! It is with great thanks to and gratitude for the many creative souls who work so hard to share their visions with others that I post this peek.

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Antonio
SONG: Blake McGrath – “Chains” Cover

If you can handle all this sexy…. *wipes drool from lips*


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Babypea
with Web, Jilley, Misha, Immy, BB, Gracie
SONG: Lapsley – Painter

A dance created as a gift for Web Sass.


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Wiz
SONG: Ursine Vulpine – Wicked Game

Wiz just loves to make me cry, and this dance was so full of emotion. The simplicity of the costume only highlighted the feeling of the choreography even more.


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Britt
with Web Sass, Jilley, Ginty (ginty bachem) and mrhien Fargis
SONG: Taylor Swift “Look What You Made Me Do”

All these sassy caged beauties, don’t be fooled! They are not as delicate as they appear!


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Misha
with Eva, Immy, Gracie, Si, Antonio and Diamonte
SONG: Christina Aguilera – Show Me How You Burlesque

Very exciting choreo and mover work on this one, fabulous Misha!


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Queenie
SONG: The Never-Ending Story

Absolutely enchanting, a performance full of magic on many levels from set to special effects to costume!


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Jilley
SONG: Under the Skin

This was spell-binding, very trippy, I must see this dance again. Matinee perhaps?


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Eva
Crowd Dances
Final Countdown
Stars Align
Major Tom

Sorry I did not get pictures of these because everyone was not rezzing for me, and I didn’t want to upset anyone by posting pics of floating heads. These dances were a BLAST, quite literally, as Eva provided us all with jet packs and blasted us off into the space of the stage. Up up up we went, dancing in the air with our jet packs, then landing and dancing some more. Thank you Eva for such a fun experience!