It was a rough night, or at least it started that way. Jilley is out in the ocean, practising her pirating skills… oh I hope she brings me back a jar of dirt! Paul has moved uptown into a fancy new penthouse in RL, and was having internet issues with his new provider, and I was having all sorts of computer/viewer/rez issues. But suddenly Paul appeared, my viewer came good, my inventory loaded, Britt and Morganna were graciously welcoming arriving guests, DJ Gunner was warming up the audience with some rockin’ tunes, and Wiz was attending his Managerial responsibilities. I was pleased to learn he is taking his new position as Elysium’s Official Panty Checker seriously:
[17:52] Wiz Nirvana: Warning – Panties have not rezzed
[17:52] BabypeaVonPhoenix Bikergrrl: LOL thank you Wiz, I thought I felt some warm breath *down there*
I think what made everything suddenly come good was Britt’s butt cleavage. As soon as I noticed it, everything came good. After such a rocky and rollin’ pre-show, the show itself ran very smoothly, with some absolutely brilliant acts! Take a look at some pics. If you missed it, you missed out. And WELCOME TO THE WEEKEND!!
Elastic Heart – Sia
Wiz made me cry again with this one. Very powerful movement. This is pure Skan. “Skan enters the body with the spirit and sets new life in motion.”
Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I recently heard Elastic Heart on The Voice and immediately remembered the video that came out just after Sia released it with Shia LaBeouf & Maddie Ziegler (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWZGAExj-es) dancing around in a large cage while wearing “flesh” colored outfits and thought I might be able to put an interesting spin on it. Adding the Sia wig sorta embodied both dancers. I added the Sia Wig treatment to the stage as well.
You know I lean toward covers whenever I can; they add extra dimensions and textures that maybe the original didn’t reach. I contemplated a number of covers, including Christina Grimmie’s version, but her story is sad on it’s own and thought it might affect the song’s story. I listened to the original again and that was all it took to come up with the final answer. I hope everyone enjoyed it.
With Prestor (Daddy Meriman), Jorgio, 2 more men and 2 gals
Say it Right – Nelly Furtado
Alexis and some sexy ladies, one in particular I know quite well, did some classy but sassy dancin’ for some very distinguished gentlemen!
The Crosbys – DISNEY PRINCESS MEDLEY
Dear dances this so naturally, you can tell she really does have royal blood! Let us cosset her.
With Hailie and Taema
Lorenna McKennitt Mummer’s Dance
Britt and friends weaving a dance of enchantment!
With BabyPea, Britt, Dear, Kelly, Morgana, Haille, Web, Taema
On Broadway by George Benson
WOW Kyser goes over the top with this one… what a set, fantastic choreo, and those JEANS fit him like the skin on a grape!
Disturbed – The Sound Of Silence
Doesn’t Mikiko look magnificent?!?!
Take Me Now by Rick
Someone I once knew wrote/composed/recorded this song in his basement. He played all the instruments and sang. I have always thought it was exquisitely beautiful.
1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
A friend of mine from long ago wrote/composed/recorded this song in his basement. He played all the instruments on it and sang it. It is really beautiful, and I have always wanted to dance to one of his original songs… I also wanted people to hear it, because he is so talented. People really love his music.
2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
I had to amp it a bit so that the SAM player didn’t drop out, it was a bit quiet in places. And me laying down and becoming part of the garden took some fiddling so that things matched up properly.
3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
Very sentimental and personal. An expression of gratitude, hope and acceptance.
4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
The song is by some guy named Rick! Let us pray for a last name!
I LOVE Guns ‘n Roses!! With a set by Web, choreo by Dear the Royal Badass!
Welcome To The Jungle
Sweet Child O’Mine