Elysium Cabaret’s Show of July 19th 2019

We had a fabulous night at Elysium Cabaret in The Empire Room on Copperhead Road! Paul has gone to great lengths to cut scripts on the sim and reduced the amount of people allowed on the sim, to cut lag. It appears to be working, the show flowed so smoothly. And what incredible acts we had! So much emotion, feelings, and creativity. The dedication of Elysium choreographers is exemplary. Quality, detailed sets, beautiful costumes, tight choreography and mover work, and songs that move us or touch our hearts, this show was performance perfection. Let’s take a look at what Elysium imaginations presented, with thanks to our creators and their dancers, thanks to our staff, and thanks to our audience. We appreciate all who contribute to our shows on every level, whether they are on the stage, backstage, or in the audience.
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Melvis
George Ezra – Shotgun


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Eva
With Aspen
P!nk – A Million Dreams


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Alexis
With Queenie, Prestor, Si and Cannon
Can I get an Outlaw/I’ll be your Huckleberry


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Queenie
With Jo, Alexis, Beebs, Eva
M.I.A – Bad Girls


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Lina
Kiss Kiss Bang by Alex Swings and Oscar Sings


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Jilley
With Paul and Ant
Autocorrect – Kongos


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Wiz
I’m Just Getting Started – Aloe Blacc – feat. JID


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Jo
With Queenie, Jilley, Nara, Soco, Si, Seb, Melvis and Cael
Swan Lake Hip Hop

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
Everyone knows I love ballet and when I found this on youtube I had to do it.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
There is a lot of stop and go dancing in the hip hop part of the original ballet piece but much as I tried I couldn’t get that to work.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
I think it is kinda special for me and I got to wear this fabulous gacha Swan Lake costume that I’ve had for ages

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
I hope everyone enjoys it, I know it is very different from the usual dances we do.

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Antonio

With Everyone!

1) When Doves Cry

2) Little Red Corvette

3) Lets Go Crazy

Coming July 19th 2019 – Elysium Cabaret


If it’s Friday, it’s Elysium Cabaret! Fancy some imagination in a fun social setting? 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, stunning costumes 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!

We also offer a ‘best of the past month’ matinèe the last Saturday of every month at 1pm SLT, for our friends who can’t make it to our Friday evening shows. See you there!

This week’s lineup includes acts by:

Jo, Eva, Wiz, Lina, Jilley, Alexis, Melvis, Antonio and Queenie.

EVA on crowd dance

Welcome to the Weekend!

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

Elysium’s July 12th 2019 Show

Oh what a night! It was a fabulous Friday night with some fantastic dance performance from Elysium Cabaret in The Empire Room at Copperhead Road! Paul welcomed arriving guests as Gunner warmed up the crowd with some great tunes. The Wiz had snazzy new welcome notes for our friends and family to help them settle in and have the best possible experience. Take a look at the creative magic cast by our troupe of talented performers! And, WELCOME TO THE WEEKEND!
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Kelly
With Dear, EvA
OutKast – Hey Ya!


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Ariel
Katy Perry- Rise


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Britt
Bette Midler “The Rose”


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Adam
With Bella, Dear, Web, Jorgio, Beebs, Ariel
I’m Proud To Be An American


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Bianka
The Beatles – Across The Universe


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Dear
The Willis Clan – Speak My Mind


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Babypea
Mongol Mix


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Bella
With Everyone

1. Estelle – American Boy [Feat. Kanye West] [Video] https://youtu.be/Ic5vxw3eijY

2. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – American Girl https://youtu.be/33mec03xeow

3. Miley Cyrus – Party In The U.S.A. (Official Music Video) https://youtu.be/M11SvDtPBhA

Coming July 12th 2019 – Elysium Cabaret!


If it’s Friday, it’s Elysium Cabaret! Fancy some imagination in a fun social setting? 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, stunning costumes 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!

We also offer a ‘best of the past month’ matinèe the last Saturday of every month at 1pm SLT, for our friends who can’t make it to our Friday evening shows. See you there!

This week’s lineup includes acts by:

Kelly, Ariel, Britt, Adam, Bianka, Dear, Babypea and Bella.

EVA on crowd dance

Welcome to the Weekend!

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

Elysium’s July 5th 2019 Show

It was Friday night, and Friday means it’s Elysium Cabaret! Friends and family gathered, also got to meet some new faces as we welcomed another weekend Elysium-style… with great acts created by talented, dedicated performers and danced with passion on stage in The Empire Room at Copperhead Road. Paul has been working hard and making sacrifices to try to get scripts on the sim down, and it really paid off with a show that was smooth as cream. A heap of fun was had by all as we enjoyed an eclectic mix of music, quality sets, and dynamic choreo. Thank you to all who participated, either on the stage, backstage, or in the audience! Let’s take a look at what the show brought us.

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Mikiko
With Kelly, Rhonda, Seb, Jorgio, Cael
Kenny Loggins -Footloose


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Cowgrl
With Beary and Eva
Katrina & The Waves – Walking On Sunshine


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Seb
With Soco
Game of Thrones


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Gunner
Shinedown – Diamond Eyes


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Soco
With Nara – Baby – Hailie – Seb – Kyser – Antonio
Rihanna – Umbrella


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Sarah
With Diawa
Hidden Citizens – Out of Time (ft. Erin McCarley – Epic Powerful Vocal Music)


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Jilley
With Ant and Hailie
The Ruler And The Killer – Kid Cudi


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Lina

With Everyone

Box of secrets By Zarif

Oh My by Hailie Reinhart

Zoot Suit Riot bu Cherry Poppin Daddies

Elysium Cabaret – Coming This Friday, July 5th 2019

If it’s Friday, it’s Elysium Cabaret! Fancy some imagination in a fun social setting? 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, stunning costumes 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!

We also offer a ‘best of the past month’ matinèe the last Saturday of every month at 1pm SLT, for our friends who can’t make it to our Friday evening shows. See you there!

This week’s lineup includes acts by:

Seb, Lina, SoCo, Jilley, Sarah, Cowgrl, Mikiko and Gunner.

EVA on crowd dance

Welcome to the Weekend!

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

Elysium Cabaret’s Bayou Theme Show of June 28th 2019

It’s the last Friday of the month and that not only means it’s Elysium Cabaret, that means it is Elysium Cabaret’s monthly theme show. This month, we took our beloved audience on a canoe ride through the meandering misty rivers of the bayou, permeated by legends of voodoo and Cajun gris-gris. All audience and staff were encouraged to keep hands and feet inside the boat ’cause, well… crocs! And don’t forget about Justin Wilson, my fave Cajun chef of all time. The only thing better than Cajun voodoo is Cajun cooking. Let’s take a look at some pictures of the show, with thanks to everyone who participated. It was an exciting night of performance, I gar-on-tee!

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Jilley
Nyxx – Voodoo (feat. Aesthetic Perfection)


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Britt
With Dear, Kyser, Pinky, and Cannon
Tina Turner / CSN Proud Mary Mashup


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Eva
With Cowgrl and Victory
Alessia Cara – Wild Things


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Elayn
With BabyPea, Web, EvAngelina and Dear
Sea Lion Woman (Elayn Remix)

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I asked the man (Raven) what song I should use for a ‘bayou’ set. I had a song in mind but wasn’t settled. He remembered this song from the movie General’s Daughter and looked it up and I was sold! Here’s a little history on it:
This song is an old African folk song (known as ‘She Lyin’ Woman’) sung by slaves to pass the time. Nina Simone popularized it in her jazz shows in the 1960’s. This version is a remix that uses a Smithsonian recording from 1939 sung by Katherine and Christine Shipp.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
I was trying to practice and build my skills working with formations and using stage space effectively.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
I love almost anything bayou/cajun but it was mostly about the fun.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Never stop learning! Reach outside your comfort zone and build your skills! Learning and growing is so satisfying. Better to fail at trying than to succeed at the same thing over and over and over.

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Taema
With Kyser
Liane Hardy “In the Bayou”


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Mikiko
Redbone – The Witch Queen Of New Orleans


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Babypea
With Gunner and Web
Kings of Leon – Closer

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I love the song. It is ominous and haunting. Creepy, and I love creepy.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Not in the mood to build a bayou set, so I solved that by Web building the set. I did the choreo and mover work. Had to raise an alter with a goat and a corpse, was kinda hard to find just the right corpse.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
Just for fun, like most things I do. We use voodoo to turn the goat and corpse into the Goat Demon. And then we become his bitches.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Gunner is so hawt as the Goat Demon! Gunna git me summa dat!

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Eva

With Everyone
Taleesa – Jambalaya (On The Bayou) (Rodeo Extended Mix)

CAJUN RAP SONG Jamie Bergeron & The Kickin’ Cajuns

JAMBALAYA

Jambalaya

Coming to Elysium Cabaret June 28th 2019


If it’s Friday, it’s Elysium Cabaret! Fancy some imagination in a fun social setting? 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, stunning costumes 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!

We also offer a ‘best of the past month’ matinèe the last Saturday of every month at 1pm SLT, for our friends who can’t make it to our Friday evening shows. See you there!

This week is our theme show, Down On The Bayou featuring acts by:

BABYPEA
JILLEY
EVA
MIKIKO
ELAYN
TAEMA
BRITT
EVA on crowd dance

Welcome to the Weekend!

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

Elysium Cabaret’s June 21st 2019 Show

Friday night, summer heat in the States but a cold snap in the Land Down Under, and WELCOME TO THE WEEKEND! In The Empire Room at Copperhead Road, Jilley and Paul greeted arriving guests with warm welcomes as DJ Corri rocked the airwaves, getting people bouncing in their seats. I love her voice. Our beloved Manager, THE WIZ, looked after busy details back stage as dancers warmed up, preparing to take the Big Stage and perform another exciting show. Let’s take a look at what the night had to offer!
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Very sexy ladies and a fun, upbeat song to start the show!
Lina
With Diawa, Nara, EvA, Eva, Jilley, Que
Bayou Boogie


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Sultry and romantic with a kiss of sexy!
Babypea
Iyeoka – Simply Falling

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I really like the song. It is classy and has a slow groove, sultry and just so smooth.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Just trying to make the objects move in correct time with the movers. Some pieces did not want to cooperate.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
It’s fun and sexy and romantic. Good for classic burlesque.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
My Costume Assistant failed for some reason, so my particles didn’t go on and the costume didn’t come off. So no bewbies tonight! Must try it again some time.

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Fabulous choreo and topless guys… WOOT!
Ariel
With Bella, Adam, Jilley, Paul
Fifth Harmony- Sledgehammer


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A fabulous set and good friends celebrating DANCE!
Nara
With Diawa, Corri, Eva, Lina
‘Shake it off ‘ by Taylor Swift

Thank you to Kelly for these pictures of Nara’s dance!

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Always thought-provoking, moving, metaphoric, interesting, our Wiz’s dances always leaves me pondering, this one even more than usual.
Wiz
Fast Slow Disco – St. Vincent


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Super slick production, fab set, gorgeous guys and a lovely gal, wonderful costumes and choreo, and a super upbeat song!
Jo
With Seb, Melvis, Si and Zach
Main: Uptown Girl – Billy Joel

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
It’s a great song and when I saw this Rodeo Drive background build I knew exactly what song would do it justice.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Well I had all kinds of plans for wandering along window shopping and then joining the guys to dance but the shopping bags had minds (or animations) of their own so it didn’t work out that way after all. But I really loved the shopping bags, especially for the curtain image so I sacrificed window shopping.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
Nope. It’s just a really fun song and dance.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Just enjoy it and I hope it has you dancing in your seats!

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Jilley’s wonderful sense of style shines in this performance, featuring dapper gentlemen and a luscious lady!
Jilley
With Ant, Blay, Paul and Wiz
The Clan – Jack is Back


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Eva always goes the extra mile to make fun for everyone! Plus we all got really clean!
Eva

With Everyone!

Splish Splash

twenty one pilots vs Melanie Martinez – Soaped Out (Mashup)

Nicole Scherzinger – Wet

Elysium Cabaret’s June 14th 2019 Show

What a fabulous night at The Empire Room on Copperhead Road sim! Our cherished audience arrived to find them themselves greeted by Paul and Jilley as Gunner warmed everyone up with great tunes, The Wiz organising busy details backstage, Babypea holing up in a wardrobe closet with a cold Diet Pepsi and a bag of pork rinds. Oh wouldn’t you just love another story! But we had a special pre-show dance tonight… well, more like an intro-show. Our own beloved Jeni danced to Elysium’s opening tune, on a magical platform in front of the stage with neon rings. Look at the cool outfit she wore:

Jeni warmed up the audience and prepared them for the amazing show that followed. Every act was strong and super special, it was one of those shows that just feels good from start to finish. Thank you to all who participated, be in on stage, behind the scenes, or in the audience. Let’s take a look!

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Dear
Alex & Sierra – Little Do You Know


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Kelly
With Si, Taema, Kyser, Ame, Zach
Santana – The Game Of Love ft. Michelle Branch

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
This dance all started because I wanted to do something sexy and romantic….two things usually missing in my dances. I was wandering around on YouTube listening to many many songs and this one came on and I knew I wanted to dance to it.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Couple dances I have discovered are a legal form of torture in SL and I may have to go to therapy after this dance but I have to admit when I get to watch it dancing it makes me smile.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
I guess I should have paid better attention to the lyrics before starting on this dance because it about torment far more than it is about happy happy joy joy of falling in love. This one has been a challenge on so many levels but I just couldn’t give up on it and maybe that is what the song suggests….fight for what you want and work it through to get the result you crave.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
I wish my Monty was able to be here tonight and dance it with me but I did get to have a lot of fun practicing it with him His support and praise will be with me while I dance it tonight. and an extra thank you to Ray for being that guy I felt comfortable asking last minute to fill in as my dance partner.

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Luna
With Ewan, Nici, Carol, Joszef, L.P. Kidd, Sherry and ℳiкiкσ
Maria Maria


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Paul
Another Level by The Larceny


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Melvis
With Jilley, Hailie, Ant and Gunner
Pretty Little Thing


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Mikiko
With Zena and Kelly
Holly Golightly- Satan Is His Name

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
Once I heard the beat of the song it just inspired me I saw snakes and a desert the rest just fell into place.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Trying to get the 3 of us to crawl out of each flame to make it look real.

3. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Snakes can be sexy too!

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Babypea
Goodbye July – Misty Boyce

I created this dance in dedication to Zhaza Zerbino.

I got to know ZZ through working with her at Dance Queens. She served the entire SL dance community for several years, seldom even getting a ‘thank you’ in return, volunteering her time to promote dance in Second Life. She helped every troupe, every show that reached out to her. She paid for a parcel of land where dancers could go to get information and resources. She was always thinking of new ways to get people involved, such as with her service boards, advertising boards, weekly dance parties, and semi-regular dance shows. She never asked a thing in return. She simply loved dance and the dance community, and gave all she had unselfishly.

I came to know her as a person who accepted others as they were without judgement. She loved other people, warts and all, and never asked them to change. She had a wonderful sense of humour and indomitable spirit. Sometimes, people would get angry about rules in Dance Queens that they didn’t like, and they would get in her face over them. Some people were quite rude, even abusive. But she took them in her stride. I never once saw her lose her cool with anyone. I always admired that about her. She never took altercations to heart, never let anyone get under her skin, and let nothing break her stride. She also never got down in the mud with anyone, no matter how they treated her. I admired her for that. She was so strong and just unflappable, positive and uplifting, and always saw the light in everything. I depended on her for leadership because I trusted her completely. Because she was the kind of person that could be trusted. She was so encouraging and supportive of others.

When she got sick the last time, my only goal was to hold Dance Queens together. When she got back, I wanted her to find everything right where she left it. Cherry Banks and Fuki and I worked hard for this. I never thought for a second she would not be back. I know a lot of people loved her. And we waited. But she didn’t come back. Eventually, I had to find someone else to take over Dance Queens, and so I picked someone who I knew would make ZZ proud. Someone dedicated like she was.

We finally got news that ZZ passed on December 15th of 2017. It still has not sunk in. I keep waiting for her to log back in. I miss her so so much. I love you ZZ, and I hope that some day, one way or another, in one place or another, I will get to see you again. See you for real, not just as pixels. I hope you are at peace and out of pain and suffering, and that your journey continues. One way or another, one place or another.

As ZZ always said, “Let’s Dance!”

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Eva

With Everyone!

Trance-Techno Disco

AWOLNATION – Sail (Unlimited Gravity Remix)

LOOK, it’s R!!
Showtek – We Like To Party