Elysium’s July 9th 2021 Show

It was Friday night, which always means ELYSIUM CABARET! In The Empire Room at Copperhead Road, our visionary choreographers had prepared a stellar show featuring some of the most creative acts on the grid! Arriving guests were greeted by Paul and Morganna, with free champagne and scrumptious horderves served by shirtless Chippendales Dancers… oh wait. That last part was only in my imagination. And they weren’t serving food and drinks, they were massaging my bunions.

What is a bunion anyways? A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe. It occurs when some of the bones in the front part of your foot move out of place. This causes the tip of your big toe to get pulled toward the smaller toes and forces the joint at the base of your big toe to stick out.

How’d we get on this topic? Back to the show. The show went very smooth and was super fun! We saw the return of Chrissy Rhiano to the Big Stage… welcome back Chrissy! Security kept a careful eye on the back doors least Divalin try to defect, and we were successful in securing her for the duration of the show. She doesn’t realize this, but if she does try to slip out a side door, traps have been set that will prevent her abdication. The floors drop out and she will fall into a holding tank wherefrom security will drag her back to the Big Stage.

We only had three arrests tonight, which were all paparazzi-related. The sillies trying to sneak backstage to get pics of the dancers in their knickers, but their feeble attempts were unmitigated failures, as The Wiz was patrolling and had them seized and publicly lashed with a feather duster! We left them to spend a snowy night in the stocks. Because it is always snowy winter on The Empire Room platform. If you haven’t treated yourself to the beautiful snowy Rockefeller park Paul has built, take a look! Just walk out the front door of The Empire Room and straight ahead, cross under to the park. It’s very romantic and relaxing.

Now for some pictures of the show! Oh, and WELCOME TO THE WEEKEND!

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Divalin

With Oliva Wonder, Scarlet Verrazzano, Mellifera Szondi, Brittainy Collins
Christina Aguilera – Car Wash with Missy Elliott

Car wash bubbles brought us gorgeous hard-working girls who danced up such a sweat, they had to change into their bikinis, which worked the audience up into a sweat!

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Ness
My Immortal by Evanescence

Always enchanting, Ness gave us a heart-breaking performance of the soul of a woman whose time to pass on had come. The bittersweet beauty and devotion made the eyes mist and the vision blur.

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Azdra
With Britt, Hell, Beebs, Cael, Yancy, Melli, Ariel, Morganna, Hailey, Quint, Zach
Lindsey Stirling – Master of Tides

The pirates met their dancing matches in the sea sprites! Very creative costuming, it was like watching the pirates dance with the sea itself.

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Chrissy
With Cassie
Meg Myers – Little Black Death

Chrissy danced the Phantom of the Opera of a sorts, in reverse, starting with the tragic ending and then regressing back through the romantic events that led up to it. Very clever!

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Dear
With Taema, Kys, Hailie, Q, Melli, Yancy
Charlie Puth – The Way I Am

Dear is so greedy, she wants it all! Well, she gave it all with this dance featuring some uber sexys dancing on colourful rotating disks in a super fun performance.

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Rory
With Zach, Queint, Hell & Eli
Home Free – Country Fried Pop Medley

Rory is always full of surprises and special touches in his dance with incredibly tight choreography. All these hunky shirtless country boys, sharing their romantic adventures on the Big Stage!

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Wiz
With Dear and Imogen
Hideaway – Kiesza

The Wiz also gave us a shirtless treat, with his signature tight choreography, and two faux angels to back him up. I love The Wiz! Our beloved Stage Manager!
Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I’ve had Hideaway in my “To Do” folder for a long time. I always imagined trying to replicate the video, which would take weeks of work to do it right, so I went dance shopping and found some good ones at Paragon. The tempo was perfect, I added a street and some angel dancers. WaaLaa!

What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Keeping it simple and focusing on the “spirit” of the dance.

What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
It’s a fun reminder that it’s not about the destination… It’s the journey… and the people you interact with along the way.

Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
I hope you enjoyed it. If there is something you would like to see me do, let me know.

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Britt

Britt gave us a very cool set and some hell-kicking I mean heel-kicking rap dancing. Pardon the grey in the pictures, I was having rez issues really bad with the crowd dances.

With Everyone

Missy Elliot – Work It

Missy Elliot: Gossip Folks

Missy Elliot – Loose Control

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