Elysium Cabaret – September 29, 2017

Set 1: Babypea
with Gunner, Web, Shesa and Kyshra
Dropkick Murphys – I Had A Hat

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Set 2: Ariel
with Devlin
Taco- Putting on the Ritz

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Set 3: Luna
with Jozef

Ain’t no hat 4 that, by Robin Thicke

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Set 4: Devlin
Joe Cocker – You can Leave Your Hat on

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Set 5: Lulu
Korn – Coming Undone

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Set 6: Mikiko
Caro Emerald – That Man lyrics

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Set 7: Ame
with Fuki and Corri
Amy Winehouse – Trilby

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Set 8: Jilley
with Paul and Baby

Mr. President – Coco Jambo

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Set 9: Eva
with Everyone
1. Cat in the Hat song
2. Honky Tonk Badonkadonk
3. Carmen Miranda – The Lady in the Tutti Frutti Hat
4. Men Without Hats – The Safety Dance
5. Prince – Raspberry Beret

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Elysium Cabaret – September 22, 2017

You’ve locked yourself in the bathroom (again?) and a madman is turning the door into splinters with an axe. A head pokes through the jagged opening and ….. I’mmmmmm Baaaaaaaack. So this is my first attempt at reviewing the dances AND taking the pics. Please forgive me.        Starts humming along to “I Got a Feeling.”

Set 1: Babypea
with Web, Shesa and Gamma
Ke$ha – Take it Off

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WOW. What a great set to start off the night. The set was futuristic. Beautiful women in Sci-Fi attire dancing to a wicked beat. Ke$ha was telling us about a place she knows if you’re looking for a show. She obviously was referring to the Empire Room. In addition to glitter on the floor we have particles in the air.

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Set 2: Nara
Birth of Love – BrunuhVille

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Nara asked Gunner to announce that this was dedicated to one and only, Diawa. While Di has a special place in our hearts, she has a “special-er” place in Nara’s heart. Nara was dancing with her heart on her sleeve and all over her set. There were rainbows… and roses. There was no mistaking how special this was.

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Set 3: Eva
with Misha, Rose, Elayn, Nadi, Cowgrl and Zena

Paint it Black

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Eva painted the town red as she painted it black. Here you can see the blue “no-man” group joined her on stage. Great choreography and a slick set just made it just that much more fun. Fantastic.

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Set 4: Jilley
Gotan Project – Whatever Lola Wants

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It’s not just Nola who get’s what she wants. Jilley wanted our attention… and she got it! If you can tear your eyes away from Jilley’s stunning form for just a minute or two you would notice how well she moves that form around the dance floor, as well. Wonderful.

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Set 5: Wiz
Tilted – Christine and the Queens

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There’s a bit of a story behind this act, but let me summarize. I have a new body now and I wanted to show it off without stripping off completely. I also wanted to do a set that included some popping. When I discovered “Tilted” it all just came together and I enjoyed doing it. What do you think? Feel free to let me know in the comments below or directly.

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Set 6: In2UDeep
with Jericko Daines, Gent Resident, Shayna, Tray and Josephine Jinx
Fight – All Good Things

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In2UDeep transported us to a world of mystery, music, might and magic with a lifesize animated chessboard. With each confrontation the fight became “real” as the characters behind the pieces faced off in a head-to-head dance off.  Magical.

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Set 7: Lina
with Josephine Jinx

Wicked Way – Imelda May

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Lina brought us into her fantastically textured and lighted world and taught us all how to do the reflection dance, perfectly. All while turning up the heat. I don’t think I am alone in hoping for some additional lessons after school. Amazing.

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Set 8: Eva
with Everyone
Splish Splash
Soaped Out – Twenty-one Pilots .v Melanie Martinez (mashup)
Wet – Nicole Scherzinger

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Eva set the mood and the tone with her tunes and moves as we asked the audience to join us on stage. One would think that a nice relaxing soak in a giant tub would help us recover from all the heat and sweat generated by tonight’s performances. However, when you add 40 or so of your friends and some are barely dressed while others are covered in bubbles and soap suds, the lines between “clean” and “dirty” start to blur.

Thanks you for joining us for another fantastic Show.

 

Elysium Cabaret – September 15th, 2017

The following pics were taken by Babypea, but if you want to see really GOOD pics, check out Crap Mariner’s Flicker:

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This week’s review was penned by me, Wiz Nirvana. I was sitting at my computer, so to be honest, no pens were involved. DJ Gunner had the audience literally “dancing in their seats” while waiting for the show to start. This could have been due partly to the fact that free booze was flowing at the bar and that The Empire Room hasn’t had an operational restroom since it was built over 5 years ago. Spinning tunes like Frozen by Celldweller and Madness by Muse also helped.

Set 1: Jo
with Seb
The Chairman’s Waltz

Snapshot_005Among the gently cascading cherry blossom petals and the totally mesmerizing music, “The Chairman’s Waltz” from the “Memoirs of a Geisha” Soundtrack, Jo, our little geisha-in-training evolves before our eyes. Her dance also caught the attention of Seb, as the Chairman, before culminating in a sensual duet. The music, dance and set combined beautifully. Stunning.

Note: The soundtrack was performed by the best of the best (John Williams, pianist; Itzhak Perlman, violinist; and Yo Yo Ma, Cellist.)

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Set 2: Corri
with Ame

Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon

Snapshot_009Corri and Ame strolled onto the dance floor like they were born to get together. While the music played, “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon, the lights flashed and the speakers pulsed and everyone wanted to stand up and dance with them. I would be typing this a bit faster but they took my arm… I don’t know how it happened. A fantastic dance song and a fantastic dance.

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Set 3: Ariel
God Bless the USA – Home Free

Snapshot_011Sitting on a bench in a peaceful park, Ariel reflects on those lost on 9/11. While Home Free sings their version of “God Bless the USA”, thoughts turn into dance as she celebrates those who survived and those who continue to protect our freedom daily. A touching tribute and a wonderful dance. Thank you, Ariel.

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Set 4: Misha
with Eva, Delaney, Paul, Tristan and Tray
Down with the Sickness – Disturbed

Snapshot_015OH WA AH AH AH! At the end of a dark, bloody and littered alley (Is that a corpse I see?), Misha and friends turn up the tunes and are moved by the rhythmic tribal beats of Disturbed’s “Down with the Sickness”. Not often do we see this much energy and feeling transformed to dance. There was heat and smoke on the stage long before the pyrotechnics began. Wow.

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Set 5: Ame
with Babypea and Kyshra
Partition – Beyonce

Snapshot_030When the curtain opened and the beat dropped, so did our collective jaws. Ame was center stage, seductively gyrating in a strap dress. It wasn’t long before she was … strapless. If you could pull your eyes back into their sockets long enough you might have noticed she was accompanied on stage by Babypea and Kyshra. I’m not sure why, but there was probably a good reason they were in cages. With the dancing and Yoncé, there was so much HOT, I’m sure we violated a few Fire Codes. Now we need some Lemonade.

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Set 6: Babypea
with Web, Gunner, Tif and Fuki
Train Train – Lynda Carter

Snapshot_034Set in a mysterious train station we were hit by the “boogie woogie” vibe of Lynda Carter’s, Train Train. The women were decked out in pseudo-military mini dresses and Gunner didn’t know how to conduct himself. This was a fun and uplifting dance and I’m sure the entire audience was dancing in their seats or at least tapping their toes. Wonderful!

Note: The song is on the original game soundtrack for Fallout 4, available on Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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Set 7: Jilley
Draconian Dreams – Audiomachine

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The gloomy Gothic structure loomed above us, fully ablaze, as Jilley calmly walks out, displaying her own fire and heat exceeds that of her surroundings. Dragons fill the sky as the aggressive drums fill our senses. She is not phased as she commands our attention and the obedience of the dragons. Epic!

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Set 8: Lina
with Everyone
Liquor Store – Devil Doll
Rockabilly Rules – the Stray Cats
You Me and the Bottle make Three – Big Bad Voo Doo Daddy

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I believe this was Lina’s first crowd dance, but you couldn’t tell. The Hot Rod themed Diner with a larger-than-life jukebox was fun and nicely put together. The song choices and dances were equally entertaining. I’m sure we’ll see more of her in this arena. The audience, as well as I, wanted more!

Elysium – September 8th 2017

More pics of this show found on Crap Mariner’s Flicker, thank you Crap:

Empire Room - March 24 2017

 

Act 1: Jilley
with Paul
I’ll See You Again – Westlife

Jilley’s moving tribute to all those lost on 9-11.  She danced remembering someone she lost, and then he was there with her, dancing in spirit.  Even though he is gone as she kneels by his grave, the song sings how she feels him walking beside her.  This deeply touching, most beautiful dance had many watching with vision blurred by tears.

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Act 2: Mikiko
Dinah Washington – Me And My Gin

Elysium’s newest choreographer dazzles and WOWs the audience with a super sexy dance complete with stylish set and eye-catching lighting.  So hawt no nudity needed.  WOWZA that costume!!

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Act 3: Lina
with Paul, Adam, Ray, Queenie, Ariel, Josie Corri and Gracie
Song I Want Your Sex – George Micheal

The gals and the guys sexying up the stage… mega HAWT, sexy costumes, smart set design and fabulous choreo plus great mover work… WOW LINA!  Lots of texture changes, gals in cages, and uber sexeh!

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Act 4: Gunner
with Baby, Kyshra, Fuki and Web
Kings of Leon – Closer

Very creepy cool!  He suffers and endures as the ghouls get closer and closer, the walls of the tomb closing in on him!  Tons of exceptional mover work in this dance, with moving walls and props plus the ghouls starting in the audience and creeping up onto the stage.

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Act 5: Lulu
SIA – Chandelier

An absolutely gorgeous mirrored set that has to be seen to be believed, and our LuLu dancing in a chandelier… what a brilliant dance!  I love the colour scheme, pinks and purple pastels with crystal and gold.

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Act 6: Babypea and Web
with Jilley
Christina Aguilera – Desnudate

The girls lost their clothes after surviving a plane crash in the jungle… but never fear!  They found leaves to wear!

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Act 7: Kyshra
with Gunner
Don’t Fear the Reaper

Kyshra danced an exquisite ballet with the reaper.  It was a glorious and oddly erotic even though no clothes came off.  The choreo was mesmerising as was the version of the song.  Very haunting.

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Act 8: Jilley
with EVERYONE!

Our cherished FRAMS (Friends and Family) joined us on stage to be danced by JILLEY for some audience participation fun!  Thank you Jilley!
Scatman John – Everybody Jam!
Steps – 5, 6, 7, 8
Vengaboys – We like to Party!

Elysium – September 1, 2017

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Act 1: Babypea
Lynda Carter – I’m the One You’re Looking For
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Act 2: Devlin with Ariel
Prince – Blue Light
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Act 3: In2Udeep with Jericko Daines, Nara1, Diawa Bellic, Sebastian Bourne and Gent
Gloria Estafan, Conga
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Act 4: Luna with Misha, Jorgio, Josef and Cowgirl
Charleston Music for DC
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Act 6: Jilley with Paul, Beebs, Pan and Winnie
Fatboy Slim – Weapon Of Choice
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Act 7: Diawa with Nara
Satisfy
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Act 8: Ame      Crowd Dances

Alice Deejay – Better Off Alone (Radio Mix)
Paul Johnson – Get Get Down (Radio Mix)
Perpetual Motion – Keep On Dancin’ (Let’s Go) (Radio Mix)

Photo Credit: R. Crap Mariner

 

Elysium Matinee – August 26, 2017

Act 1: Diddy with Hbomb Woodford, Saronda jewell, Arabella Lunious, Paul Woodrunner and Melvis Baun
Aerowsmith-Walk This Way
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Act 2: Jilley with Gracie, Web, Ariel and Alexis
Pseudo Echo – Funkytown
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Act 3: Misha with Immy, Eva, Si, Tray and Paul
Indigo Swing – Hot in Harlem
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Act 4: Mikiko
You Can Leave Your Hat On – Tom Jones
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Act 5: Ness
Rondo Veneziano – Magica Mélodia
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Act 6: Taema with Kyser, Nadi, Dakota and Ray
I will survive by Gloria Gaynor
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Act 7: Babypea with Gunner
Sam Kinison – Wild Thing

 

Elysium – August 25, 2017

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Act 1: Jilley with Baby and nadi
Adam Ant – Goody Two Shoes
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Act 2: Devlin with Wiz, Ariel, ft and Jordan Westminster
Cyndi Lauper – Hey Now (Girls Just Want to Have Fun)
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Act 3: Lynxa
Eurythmics – Missionary Man
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Act 4: Ariel with Devlin, Taema, Elayne, Jilley, Rhonda, and Shayna
Toni Basil- Hey Mickey
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Act 5: Corri
NXS – Devil Inside
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Act 6: Lulu with Fuki, Baby and Jilley
George Michael – Freedom ’90
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Act 7: Babypea with Gunner and Voodoo
Bangles – Walk like an Egyptian
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Act 8: Eva     Crowd Dances

Jenny Jenny, 867-5309 – Tommy and the Two Tones
Just a Gigolo, Van Halen
We’re Not Gonna Take It, Twisted Sister

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Elysium – August 18, 2017

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Act 1: Kyshra with Gunner, Zach, Ray, Seb, Web, Baby, Ame, Queenie, Wiz, Tray, Storm, Jag, Jo, Cowgrl. Crystal., Alexis Chaos (vixenb), Elayn
Run Devil Run – Crowder
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Act 2: Luna
Barbra Streisand – Memory
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Act 3: Nadi with Ame, Immy, Litz, Melina, Asher and Tray
Can Can – The London Stage School
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Act 4: Babypea with Gunner, Kyshra, VooDoo and Wiz
La Bomba Monkees Mix
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Act 5: Nara with Diawa
Clocks by Coldplay
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Act 6: Melina with Mona and Cowgrl
Janet Jackson – Moist
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Act 7: Jilley with Paul and Wiz
Robot dance
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Act 8: Immy     Crowd Dances

David Bowie – Magic Dance
Siouxie and the Banshees – Peek-A-Boo
Shriekback – Nemesis

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Elysium – August 11, 2017

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Act 1: Misha with Immy, Eva, Si, Tray and Paul
Indigo Swing – Hot in Harlem
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Act 2: Kyshra with DarkRaven Ninetails and Moarte Caliera
Until We Go Down – Ruelle.
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Act 3: Eva with Misha, Nadi, Rose and Cowgrl
Stand in the Light
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Act 4: Ariel with Rhonda, Gracie and Wiz
Home Free- Butts Remix
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Act 5: Corri
Sia – Angel by the Wings
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Act 6: Gunner with baby, kysh, Wiz and FT
Rag’n’Bone Man Human
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Act 7: Jilley with Gracie, Web, Alexis and Ariel
Pseudo Echo – Funkytown
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Act 8: Ame    Crowd Dances

The Chainsmokers f. Halsey – Closer – 3.44
Tritonal & Jenaux f. Adam Lambert – Broken – 3.33
Flo Rida – Zillionaire – 3.57

Photo Credit: R. Crap Mariner

Elysium – August 4, 2017

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Act 1: Jilley
That Power – will.i.am ft. Justin Bieber
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Act 2: Luna with Carol and Misha
Disturbed – The Sound Of Silence
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Act 3: Elayn with DarkRaven Ninetails and Moarte Caliera
Painter Song: Norah Jones / If I Were a Painting: Kenny Rogers
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Act 4: Wiz with Ariel
Dude Looks Like A Lady – Aerosmith
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Act 5: Immy
Pendulum – Witchcraft
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Act 6: Babypea with Kyshra and Web
Alestorm – Drink
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Act 7: Eva    Crowd Dances

Trance-Techno Disco
AWOLNATION – Sail (Unlimited Gravity Remix)
Showtek – We Like To Party

Photo Credit: R. Crap Mariner