Elysium’s Celebration of ABC’s Summer Crown Cup 2016!

Elysium Dances for ABC 2016 Summer Crown Cup2

It was a HUGE night, truly a premier show at the AWESOME ABC race track.  It is no wonder that “Awesome” is part of their full name… Awesome Breed Creations!  Because they ARE awesome, on every level.  The sim is designed to be extremely low in scripts with plenty of prims available, which means smooth racing and smooth dancing with as little lag as possible.  The PEOPLE are the friendliest and so much fun to dance for.  We love ABC and it is always a privilege and an honour to perform for them.  THANK YOU ABC!  And, please check out their blog… they have a review of last night’s show!  Click the link below to have a visit and a read:


Thank you also to a wonderful team of dedicated performers for making Elysium’s shows such a joy to be a part of!  ♥

Men In Motion Show

PhoenixDanceTeam’s review of the exciting Men In Motion show at Elysium yesterday!  WOW it was incredible, plus the guys generously donated all their tips to the Dance Queens Info Center, to cover the tier while ZZ is in hospital.  They raised enough funds to cover the tier for three months!  Thank you so much guys, and thank you to all who contributed to this show, thank you to all who came out in support and donated lindens, and applauded these gorgeous talented guys!  Wanted to share this great review as well, with thanks, and all the pictures too!


With the sim cap limit raised to 100 avatars and the women already sitting in the audience 1 hour prior to start time, we knew it was going to be one show we weren’t going to forget. From the…

Source: Men In Motion Show

May 27th Show Review

Memorial Day weekend, a time to remember and honour those who have served, those who have given and sacrificed that others may enjoy freedom and democracy.  Tonight’s show was a tribute to Memorial Day, themed to honour the USA, the military, and freedom.  Everyone was well-organized and prepared for this very special show.  Paul and Jilley greeted arriving guests, DJ Gunner was spinning tunes and welcoming arrivals, Wiz was busy checking on performers and helping to get the audience settled into their seats with instructions on how to have the best possible viewing experience.  I think everyone backstage took a knee before this show, as there was an air of reverence present above and beyond the usual atmosphere.  Our performers were focused on the theme of this special presentation.  The Black Eyed Peas’ much-loved song “I Gotta Feeling” hit the airwaves, announcing the start of the show, and the first act was up.


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The curtain opened to reveal a burnt-out crash site, wrecked military helicopters and debris in a river.  The straw hats floating on the water were especially poignant.  Smoke in the air, an eerie yellow sky… a battle zone.  Aly danced as a soldier to “Brothers in Arms” by Dire Straits in an exquisitely choreographed ballet.  Light on the water changed colours as the song progressed which was incredible to see, going from moonlit white to the golden yellow of explosions to red like blood running.  It was a powerful dance that evoked RL tears and strong emotion.


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Ame brought us the “cute and heart-warming” with her dance to Zac Brown Band’s “Chicken Fried”.  A gorgeous set with the most beautiful sky in shades of pink and the best fireworks I have ever seen in SL, the scene was a family picnic with old trucks and simple country goodness.  Families danced while enjoying a barbeque and life in general, featuring the CUTEST Nadi dancing around from one person to another… and dancing with such delightful choreography!  It was an uplifting look at value systems and enjoying the simple things in life, which are usually the best things.  A wonderful reminder to consider our blessings.  With Zach, Nevar, Renee, and Nadi.


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Next, that devil girl Jilley flew a chopper onto the stage and crashed it into the jungle as she and Paul danced on a natural rock bridge.  Smoke rose as explosions ignited, lighting up the dancers in yellow flames.  Wild and Aly made their way through the jungle and joined the dance melee up on the wall, and there was smoke in the jungle, dancing to a reworked version of “War” by Edwin Starr.  The choreography was BADASS and was as explosive as the grenades going off all around the dancers.  It was our Jilley, kicking ass on the stage with the kind of energy that makes it hard for you to stay in your seat in RL.  With Paul, Aly, and Wild.


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This time when the curtain parted, Kyshra took us to Arlington Cemetery, dancing as an angel in respect for those who gave all.  Tombstones strewn with roses, roses in the grass, and a backdrop featuring one of the most powerful pictures I have ever seen, showing soldiers who lost their lives reaching out in reflection to those left behind to grieve… hands meeting… at the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, The Wall.  Kyshra wore an ethereal white gown with wispy wings and danced in honour of those who died in the line of duty.  The song was “We Were Men” by Theory of a Deadman.  She sparkled with love as delicate, colourful particles lit up all around her, which felt like comfort being offered to those in mourning.


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Our Wiz stepped up next, our resident shapeshifter, transforming into an old retired military man, in uniform and dancing at a flea market as though he is part of what has been discarded.  Many items representing moments in a soldier’s life, everything is a dollar.  The song was “Soldier’s Things” by Tom Waits.  There was something sorrowful in Wiz’s dance that quietly reminded us to not take for granted or discount… derogate… depreciate… the service given to all by those who serve in the military.  It was beautifully danced, poetic and eloquent, and the kind of dance that lingers in the thoughts long after the curtain closes.


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We finally came to the last dance of the evening, which was by me.  I chose to perform to “The Star Spangled Banner” by Madison Rising.  This is my favourite version of this song.  It is sung with such passion and majesty.  I wore a costume that resembled George Washington, starting on an ocean enveloped by rays of sunlight.  I rose and danced from one side of the stage to the other, and as I moved through the air, terrain and plant life appeared that eventually revealed itself to be a map of sorts of the United States, with the terrain and plant life being region specific across the country.  Even Alaska and Hawaii were included.  I then danced in the center of the country, the Statue of Liberty and iconic Bald Eagle appearing, and finally the U.S. flag itself.  Yes, that star spangled banner does yet wave o’r the land of the free and the home of the brave.



This brought us to our popular crowd dances, choreographed by Jilley and presented on a stage patriotically decorated for Memorial Day, including a texture-changing background that showed scenes paying respect to the military.  The choreography was tight and everyone looked amazing dancing to “God Bless America by Madison Rising, “Summertime” by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, and “Living in America” by James Brown.  We really enjoy getting to dance with our audience, and they enjoy it too.  It is time for bonding, getting to know each other better, and having fun with music and movement.  We thank everyone who comes out to our shows, as our audience are as much a part of our shows as the dancers themselves.  Part of why we dance is for the fun and friendship of it, and Elysium has an audience that is so friendly and such fun, they give us the energy and inspiration to keep making more shows!



I would also like to thank Elysium Management Paul Woodrunner, Jilley, and Wiz Nirvana for all the behind the scenes work that they do; DJ Gunner von Phoenix for the music without which dance would not be very nice; and all of Elysium’s choreographers, dancers, and cherished guest performers for bringing their talent and creative vision to Elysium’s stage each week.  Pics by Fuki with thanks!



Elysium Performs at Windlight Magazine’s Spring Art Show Today!

Dances created with passion and imagination, little glimpses into the souls of the choreographers, performed with the hopes of touching another… the connecting of the human experience.  We hope you can join us at 1pm SLT, when we will take the stage at Water Haven, in celebration of Windlight Magazine’s Spring Art Show.


Elysium at Windlight Spring Art Fair


Elysium is honoured to be performing at this prestigious event, hosted by the esteemed Windlight Magazine!  We will perform on the show’s closing day, Sunday, April 17th at 1pm SLT.  Make sure to visit the sim and behold the creative wonders of more than 50 artists!  It is a creation spectacular, and a celebration of the imaginative possibilities that Second Life offers!


Windlight Magazine Spring 2016 Art Show Final Poster

Dates: April 11 to April 17, 2016

Website: https://windlightmagazine.com/spring-2016-art-show/


Description: Windlight Magazine is pleased to announce its first annual Spring Art Show! This show will feature a week long celebration of 2D and 3D art. Over 50 artists are participating in this week long show. The event will also feature both a juried and non juried component. Juried participants will compete to win a combined total of 20,000Ls in prize money. The week long show will feature a variety of live performers, tribute bands, poetry, an art and fashion collaborative fashion show, and dance troupes. Fun events include a photo contest and a special hunt.

Participating Artists:

Aradia Aridian
GlitterPrincess Destiny
Layachi IHNEN

Bamboo Barnes
Honey Bender
Margo Hollak
Sandi Benelli
Warm Clarity

caelin8 resident
ilyra chardin
Miele Tarantal
wild Alchemi

Carley Noonan
Slatan Dryke
Myra Wildmist
Shakti Adored
WrenNoir Cerise

Journey McLaglen
Richie Narstrom
Sparkie Cyberstar
Ronin1 Shippe

eeraftr resident
Judilynn India
Kayli iali
Syphera Inaka
Sheba Blitz

Hana Hoobinoo
Jarla Capalini
Boudicca Amat
Tempest Rosca
Antartica Slade
Ziki Questi
johannes1977 Resident
Eleseren Brianna
Skip Staheli
Wicca Merlin
Inara Pey
Jarla Capalini

Betty Tureaud
Cica Ghost
Haveit Neox
Bryn Oh
Secret Rage
Johannes1977 Resident

Theda Tammas
Slatan Dryke
Peli Dieterle

Danity Mynx
Paradox messmer
Euridice Qork
Chloe Electra
BurneDarkly Cazalet
Ramsa Luv

Events Schedule:


Elysium Promotional Video Courtesy Lex and Misty

Yes, this made me cry. In fact am still crying. THANK YOU John Oldlex for making this video for us, and all on your own… we didn’t even ask, you just did this for us in your thoughtfulness and kindness. You and Misty are such generous, loving, giving souls. What a wonderful blessing when you found us! People, please help me tag. And if anyone was left out of the credits, please contact me so I can apologize, there are so many people in our group and it is a bit hard at times knowing the guest performers and their dancers from our own, particularly when there are at times crossovers, and some go inactive at times as well, etc. But hey it is one big beautiful dance family!!!! Thank you all so much, from choreographers and dancers to management and staff, for all you have contributed to Elysium Cabaret over the years, including some no longer with us but still cherished and appreciated. Thank you to our extended dance family, the many people from other troupes who grace our stage with their talents as our esteemed guests! Thank you to those of you who form our audience… you are a huge part of our show and we really appreciate you making time for us, and letting us share our dances with you!


We have a display at the Autism Awareness sim “Lighting the Way” and I am asking every Elysium who has pictures of yourself in a dance to each send me two pictures, your two fave pics of yourself in a dance. Preferably a dance done at Elysium.  So that I can put them in the Elysium slideshow. The pictures must be full perm! Please just drop them into my inventory.

Thank you!