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

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