January 4th Elysium’s First Show of 2019!

Oh dear! Seems someone forgot to post the blog! And judging by the looks of it, seems someone thinks she is still on vacation. Oh well, I am lazy at the moment. Here it was, our first show of the New Year, Elysium’s first show of 2019. It was Friday at Copperhead Road and there was our Paul and Jilley, greeting guests with glasses of bubbly and New Year’s wishes. DJ Corri was sitting on her throne with her pointy lil devil tail, never mind that she was dressed in white, no one was fooled. I had Wiz backstage, helping me adjust my corset. I didn’t want to dance and was feeling to lazy to even bother lurking. I just wanted to sit and watch the show. The audience at The Empire Room filled the seats, and I Gotta Feeling by The Black-Eyed Peas had us all bouncing in our seats. Let’s look at some pics from the show!

BUT FIRST! Let us give a big huge Elysium CONGRATULATIONS to ADAM for this amusing snippet:

[17:28] Adam3 Magic: omg, did you tell people that I like dressing up in Granny’s panties?

Now, this could draw into question Adam OR Granny… depends on what kind of panties she wears. Inquiring minds who have nothing more pressing to do than ponder such mysteries want to know. Could say a lot about Granny and Adam!

And now for a loving look at our first show of 2019 šŸ™‚

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Wiz
Don’t You Forget About Me – Nobody
Wiz made me RL cry with this dance, which included miniature stages, every set he did in the past year on the 2018 shelf, and then the one he was doing tonight being the first on the 2019 shelf. It was very clever and deeply touching.


[17:16] Paul Woodrunner: Damn Glad its Friday
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Ariel
With Sonny, and Ravena
Dance With my Father Again
Ariel ran three avatars to dance this sweet and loving tribute to her father, which had more than one person with wet eyes. She danced as herself as a little girl, her mother, and her father, and used a split stage, the second half which showed her father in the hospital and rising as an angel, passing into Heaven.

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I have always loved this song, but it has a bittersweet memory to it as my father had just passed when I heard it for the first time. I got so emotional I had to pull off the side of the road and just cry. When I decided to do this for an act, I knew it had to be a female version, and Celine’s version was so haunting and perfect, I had to use her’s..

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Having Sonny’s costumes appear when they needed to, even caching them over and over, I still didn’t see his angel costume fully, but that could be because I was triple logged, ..

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
I wanted to do something that would give homage to the amazing person my dad was, I like to think he was smiling down from heaven as I danced.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
I would say that if you have the chance to say goodbye to someone you love, it doesn’t matter if they are in a coma, they are still there, my dad proved it by looking up at me and saying I love you when I saw him lying there in his bed.

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Britt
With Adam, PAul, Web, Eva, Babypea, and Elayn
Ciara & Missy Elliott “1 2 Step”
Ouuuuuuuuuuuuuu Britt had us all dancing in the rain and our tee-shirts were all wet and see-through! And our britches were falling off our asses….

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
Ciara’s 1 2 Step is simply a fun song that makes one want to dance. It is not the type of song that you think of dramatic storyboards but rather simply fun. bouncing around the living with my daughters laughing. It reminded me of days going to my daughter’s cheer competitions and curled up eating popcorn when she was obsessed with the Step up movies.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
The challenges with this dance was finding just the right dance moves and choreography to match together its a very past passed song that needs step moves that mix perfectly with hiphop. There are a variety of both out there but not all blend well together.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
Honestly this dance is about pure fun. It’s about remembering that Dance is about letting go and simply having fun. We don’t have to take ourselves so serious. We as choreographers make outstanding and beautiful works, but sometimes they can simply be for fun.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Just to want to have that feeling of wanting to get up and dance To want to join in and dance… Dance is a story… but dance is also about fun… It should bring the smiles to all…

[17:17] SarahRho Huntress: changes the tgif to tjpg for smaller size and gives it back to adam, patting his back and leaving a tape strip saying ” I want you to listen to me….I AM NOT GOING TO SAY THIS AGAIN…I DID NOT HAVE..SEXUAL..RELATIONS WITH THAT SOCK!” and walks off back to my spot
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Sarah
With Di Fairey and Ginty Bachem
Sarah with Di and Ginty danced a tribute to Dr. Who that was out of this world!
Thomas Bergersen – Brightest Smile (feat. Natalie Major)


[17:21] Adam3 Magic: TGIAS Sarah…..Thank God it’s Adam’s Sock
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Eva
With Cowgrl, Nadi, Victory, Jo, Spice, and Sherry
This was a spectacular and enchanting display of beauty and elegance with a delightful dash of vibrant colour amongst the shades of blue. Eva always stretches her imagination and takes us places we have never even imagined.
Spectrum, Florence & the Machine


[17:25] EvaHarley: hi everyone! I’ve been hiding down here in the basement
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Dear
With Neicho and Jorgio
Dear got rough with the guys, making them dance in train tunnels while trains were actually coming right at them. Meanwhile, the Dear was NOT caught in the headlights, she was dancing safely in the middle platform.
I Hate You I Love You – gnash ft. Rihanna


[17:27] Adam3 Magic: but Granny, she was trying to steal your SAM, I caught her climbing out of your office window
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Babypea
Miss Li – My Heart Goes Boom
OH it’s me and all my cuteness, bouncing along the beach on a giant keyboard. Looks like a big wave took out the camera crew! I had way too much fun with that dance.

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I came across this song on YouTube and fell in love with it. It is such a fun, zippy tune, ripped with energy, and I love the old radio appeal that it has.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Resisting the urge to pull off my clothes and dance this fully nude. It begs for full nudity. It is so cheeky!

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
It is a heap of fun.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
I love A&M animations so much and used a lot of them in this dance. I just must tip my hat to them for making such fabulous animations.

[17:34] SarahRho Huntress: have pea and jilley run around naked, would that be enough anti lag measures? but now that i think of it, that may increase the lag so nvm xD
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Gracie

With Everyone
It was our Gracie’s first time to do crowd dances, and she did a fabulous job! Everyone had a great time dancing at the end of the show, thank you Gracie!!

[17:36] Jorgio Vaher: Corri is calling for mouth to mouth from Jason Momoa

Celebration – Kool & the Gang

[18:08] Wiz Nirvana: At least I had the decency to crash AFTER my set

Good Day to Celebrate – The Phantoms

[19:09] Elayn: if I catch a computer virus from being in this wet t-shirt, I’m blaming Britt!

Celebrate – Doug E Fresh

And it’s THE R. with her eyes closed, all into her motion, looking rather like a cat who’s getting it’s back scratched!
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