It was another Friday night in The Empire Room as Elysium Cabaret took to the stage to help frams welcome in the weekend! Friends and family gathered as DJ Gunner warmed everyone up with fabulous tunes. Paul and Jilley greeted our cherished guests. Backstage, makeup and feathers, sequins and hairspray were going all over the dressing room as dancers prepared to perform. We could already tell, it was going to be a very good night indeed as the Black Eyed Peas introduced the show with “I Gotta Feeling.”
Lulu with Candy, Angie, Babypea and Jilley
Firedance – Edit
Lulu opened the show with a fabulous interpretation of the Village People’s “YMCA.” Her mover work on this dance was superb, as dancers entered the set from different places at different times. I got to slide down a lamp post and then pole dance on it. The choreo was hawt and the dancers sexeh!
Storm with Liriel
The Music of the Night – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera
Storm brought us an ethereal visit to a much-loved classic. The set was enchanting and the dancers passionate with choreo that went from singles animations to romantic couples dances, the duet moving together in swirls of black and white, until he laid Liri into a boat that floating off and sank in a bittersweet ending.
Angie with Candy, Baby and Jilley
RAWR! This was one smoakn hawt sexy dance! And the costumes these girls wore… yowza! Intricate mover work, perfectly timed choreo, and a dazzling set gave the audience non-stop exciting visual stimulation. Look at all those cute little butts! The set was dazzling. I can’t wait to see what Angie does next!
Corri with Paul and FT
Devil Doll – Queen of Pain
Only one word can adequately describe this dance: decadent. It just oozed with sensual wealth. The rich purple set, the uber sexy dancers, and enticing costumes gave the eyes a feast that Lady Godiva would envy. And Corri! OMG hawtness! Flanked by shirtless men in leather pants and masks, with whips in their hands, it was a most pleasurable pain!
Jilley with Baby and Dream
Neutron Dance – The Pointer Sisters
I love Jilley’s entrance in this dance. Starting out in the audience and dancing up a walkway to a stage full of color and sparkles, and brilliant lighting, wearing a sexy costume with the most fabulous hair style, it was another example of Jilley’s artistic eye for flair and style. Then out came two more dancers, energetic choreo and a song that got the entire audience bouncing in their RL seats. What a heap of fun!
Candy with Aռɢɨɛ (angellikamaia) and LυLυ ƛƦƖƧƬƠƇƦƛƬ
Rihanna – Power it up
Don’t you love this? What a set! Mysterious and rich, gold and black classic with crystal chandeliers and wisps of smoke, and super sexy dancers draped in black pearls! Candy gave new meaning to the phrase “eye candy” and there was plenty of that in this complex dance that utilised excellent mover work and choreo. This set was a mirror set and cleverly done, giving the illusion of a mirrored floor. So incredibly!
Babypea with Gunner, BB, Pan and Wiz
SKRILLEX – Kill EVERYBODY
Okay. So. I was a robot who had a bad attitude and wanted to kill all the humans so I could take over. The top of the floating steampunk laboratory lifted to reveal me as I was being released from having been freshly charged. The lab then dropped and up rose a giant fan that I floated down to dance on. I was joined by a rusty junkbot who split into two then four, and the five of us danced our fury and plans to rule the world!
Immy and EVERYONE!
Robin Skouteris – ROCK THIS!
Robin Skouteris – If You Kiss Jesus
Robin Skouteris – One Hell Or Another
YAY IMMY! She made the most awesome set that looked like a giant jukebox. All these people and their clever crowd dances! Mine are so boring in comparison. And the songs she picked were all mashups, so the crowd got a long super fun round of stage dancing from it. Everyone had the best time! Thank you Immy for dancing us!
And thanks to our wonderful audience for coming out to share creative expression of music though dance with us! Thank you to all the choreographers for using their time and lindens to create dances to share, and thank you to all our dancers and staff for all you do to make these shows each week. Love and light to Elysiums! This is why we do it… to share and bond with one another, and socialise with kindred spirits.
A special THANK YOU to Web Sass for the pictures of this show! And to Crap Mariner for the pictures of my dance, Skrillex’s “Kill Everybody.”