Elysium Cabaret October 8th 2021 Show

Great show this week, eight fantastic performances each as different to the others as night and day , no one could ever doubt how creative people can be when they come to watch the Elysium cabaret perform!! Tonight everyone was in top form on both sides of that stage and it was great to be a part of it all! A big thank you to Paul and Gunner making sure the guests were taken care of properly, the intro music was awesome and the customers drank so much Paul had to go buy more so no one would go without! Great fun, great laughter and tons of smiles all around..fantastic job everyone!



Wiz- ‘Nothing Else Matters’ by Miley Cyrus

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A smooth and deceptively simple performance but memorable with the song resounding in the nothingness around him…on midnight he is a silouette, deep and mysterious as the moon itself.. but i couldnt resist a close up of a man deep in thought!



Rory- ‘I wanna be a Cowboy’ by Boys Don’t Cry With Rosie and Gracie

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Rory, I can honestly say you make me laugh so easily with that crazy imagination of yours! Just loved it ducky..oh wait..chicken right? Whichever it is it is so cute.! Great moves cowboy, and get them cows under control they are running amok!!!!



Azdra- ‘Just like Fire’ by Pink With Cael, Melli, Chrissy, Yancy

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I never realized how great an escape artist Azdra was until I watched her tumble through the looking glass! Loved the costumes and fabulous set and her dance was smooth and fun..awesome performance and one that was a pleasure to watch!



Rosie – Clocks (Soundtrack)- With Rory

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Rosie really brought Frankensteins bride to life in her performance with the mad scientist Rory(love that hair its a good look on you). Fabulous coming to life precision moves as the bride was born, and then after she had awakened fully the smoothness was clear. Bravo Rosie, it was like stepping into Dr Frankensteins tech lab itself..very fun|!



Dear- ‘Señorita’ by Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello With Taema and Babypea

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Dear wins the three S’s award this week for smooth, sexy and sweet! Loved the hotel boulevard (even managed to get a flamingo to drop by), Excellent choreography, loved the costumes too..This was a great performance that held the eye and made everyone rock happily in their seats to that steady beat!



Sakura – Club Image ‘ kyuutai ‘ by amachamusic.chagasi (non-verbal)

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Sakura brought an exquisite performance to the Elysiums stage this week. A vision of beauty and perfection as she danced high upon her intricately carved music box, this tiny ballerina told a story that needed no words!! Just beautiful!!



Hell- ‘Man of Constant Sorrow’ by Soggy Bottom Boys With Kyser and Zach

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Woohooo!!!! Grabs my water bottle…..Was it just me or did the temperature start climbing in the room when these hot, hot, hot country boys stepped out on that stage?! That rugged mining town look, and fabulous choreography brought big smiles to all the ladies lips!



Chrissy – ‘Hurt’ by Nine Inch Nails With Cassie and Melli

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Sexy, Devilish and tormented, Chrissy brought new meaning to an old tune and managed to do it perfectly! Revving up everyones engines as she did Im surprised we had any liquor left in the house!!! Awesome performance Chrissy!



Eva (Crowd Dance)

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Eva …omg welcome to the mind of Eva lol…. she brought creepy back to the stage with her crowd dance tonight! Eerie trees, shadowed darkness and a very terrifyingly , scary looking skeletal Eva who had us all dancing on her minions as they rose from the grave! I think we all escaped before they could drag us under, but we best be watchful!!! Such great fun, so mucch laughter!!!

Elysium’s July 23rd 2021 Show

Well now! This was quite the night. Big celebration with RL birthdays for Annastazia and our Morganna, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ladies, I will happily eat two cakes in your honour! DJ Gunner was warming up the audience with his infectious tunes as guests arrived, greeted by Paul and Morganna, champagne flowing freely. Backstage, The Wiz was making sure all the dancers were warming up, getting their makeup on, slipping into costumes, feathers and sequins, wigs and powder galore. I was out the back, smoking a fatty before slithering in through a side door and hopping into my giant cup of coffee, curtesy my beloved friend Cathy Cheveyo, where I soaked until the show started. We had a debut to look forward to, which was the debut of the legendary Jenna Dirval. So nice to have her here to share her creative vision on the Big Stage at Elysium! So, let us take a look at some pics from the show, which was spectacular, with some of the most imaginative dancing on the grid. With thanks to our choreographers and dancers, and a huge thanks to our cherished audience.

Welcome to the weekend!

Always fresh. Always hot. Cause I’ve been soaking me arse in it.

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Quient
With Hailie, Pea, EvA, Stoke, and Diamonte
Ed Sherran – Cross me

Quient has been called a prodigy. He is new to dance but dances like he has been doing it for years, with fabulous sets, great costumes, tight choreography and excellent mover work. The choreo in this performance was fantastic!

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Dear
Dan + Shay – Speechless

A beautiful set that invited us into Dear’s boudoir, where I planted cameras, and doesn’t she look breathtaking! Very romantic performance that left everyone speechless.

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Bianka
Trace Adkins – Honky Tonk Badonkadonk

What a fantastic set and superb use of animesh, plenty of onstage magic and the gorgeous Bianka tantalizing the audience with her bodacious badonkadonk!

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Azdra
With Yancy
Alannah Myles – Black Velvet

The wolves were howling tonight as Azdra gave us a sensuous and tantalizing, super sexy slow tease to one of my favourite songs! Velvety choreo, smooth and provocative.

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Hailie
With Quient
Taylor Swift & Zayn Malik – I Don’t Want to Live Forever

Hailie never fails to widen the eyes with her onstage magic and creative presence. This dance was so clever and super cool, full of emotion, creating desire as we waited in anticipation for these two dancers to get together!

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Jenna
Nina Simone / Feeling Good

Exacting choreography in an expression of joy and gratitude for the gift that is life, this dance felt like a blessing to the soul… Jenna’s Elysium debut! WELCOME JENNA, we hope to see more of you!

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Eva
Tommee Profitt – Can’t Help Falling in Love

I don’t think the two faces of Eva in this dance have ever been more delicious. She blew my mind with this dance. The choreo is so tight and the magic is mesmerizing, I could watch this over and over! GIMME THIS SET!

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Jenna

We borrowed Jenna from Fly Gearz to dance us this week, it was great fun for everyone! Thank you Jenna!

With Everyone

OCEAN EYES – Billie Eilish

Levitate – Dua Lipa

Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars

Cha Cha Slide – DJ Casper

Elysium’s July 16th 2021 Show

Guess what day it was? I think by now, everyone knows it was Friday night, and of course Elysium Cabaret was performing in The Empire Room at Copperhead Road. This show was amazing… epic! Stunning performances with every act bringing someone unique and special to the Big Stage. It was inspiring, energizing, and incredibly powerful, this gathering of so much creative focus shared in one show. It can be overwhelming to absorb that much imagination in one event. It is truly a marvel of human ingenuity. I am ever-awed by what our choreographers conceive.

Speaking of conceiving, congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Strong, who are with child and going to be bringing a little one into the world soon! For those who do not know, that is Quient and Hailie Strong. *smiles warmly*

Tonight was also a debut! Yancy performed for the first time on the Elysium stage! What a delight to have him join us. We very much enjoyed his exacting choreography and clever mover work, as well as an exciting stage that invoked colour-changing magic and other surprises that made for a performance that I’d like to see again. I really liked this debut. Welcome to Elysium, Yancy!

Now on to the show. With a big THANKS to Paul, Morganna, Gunner, Wiz, and Web for all the hard work behind the scenes. And a huge thanks to our cherished audience, always an important part of our shows.

WELCOME TO THE WEEKEND!

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Melli
With Azdra, Cael, Yancy and Baby?
Magic Power – Triumph

Melli did a brilliant dance full of stage magic to one of the defining songs from my teenage years. Such precise choreo, great mover work, and an eye-popping set made for a very powerful performance.

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Britt
Jewel “Foolish Games”

Britt’s avant-garde performance to a heart-breaking song made for blurry vision. Exquisite choreography and a unique costume amidst a metaphoric set, full of meaning.

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Hailie
With Quient
Maluma & Jennifer Lopez – Pa Ti

La Temptress with legs that go all day, luring a handsome man away from his flight to a palace of romance and passion! Absolutely perfection in choreo and costume, beautiful sets and such a smooth scene change.

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Nadi
With Britt and Taema
Tata Young – Sexy Naughty Bitchy Me

Who put the naughty in Nadi? Have you ever noticed they sound the same? Well, our Nadi got a little bit naughty and looked delicious… good enough to eat! Super sexy and what a great set!

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Yancy
With Melli, Azdra, Zach and Cael
Nugel John Stanford – Cymatics: Science vs Music

What a cool set and such exacting choreography is always delightful to watch! Love the costumes, colour-changing magic, and a trippy song… welcome Yancy to the Big Stage in his debut Elysium performance!

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Taema
With Baby, Britt, Eva H, Jo, Hailie, Nadi
Level Up

Totally hittin’ vibrant colour and super sexy ladies working out on a slick set with a great song and badass choreography. This was so much fun!

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Sarah
EPIC POP | ”Supernatural” by Tribal Blood

Sarah the Metaphoric takes us all on a mystical, dark journey and tells an intense story through song, choreography, costume and set. The dragon was very cool… well, hot, and gave her power, taught her how to slay her demons.

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Babypea
With Hailie, Eva, Taema and Britt
Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart – When Tomorrow Comes

This dance was created as a tribute to Audace owner Debbie Doo. I love my beautiful little stars who come out and share their colourful light with the audience as we promenade in a dreamy, magical sky.

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Bianka

The sizzling Bianka showed the entire venue a great time with songs that got us all bouncing in our RL seats as she danced us all together on a very cool stage. Thank you Bianka!

With Everyone

Freedom – John Batiste

MC Hammer- Can’t Touch This

Yemi Alade – Dancina

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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

Elysium’s June 25th PRIDE Show!

Welcome to a look at a very special Friday night at Elysium Cabaret!  Tonight we celebrated PRIDE!

The month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. As a result, many pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBTQ+ people have had in the world.

Pride Month is so important because it marks the start of a huge change within the LGBTQ+ community, as well as the wider societal implications. We believe that every person/Avi should be welcome and treated with respect.

So for this show, we strove to bring dances to raise awareness, improve the attitudes of society and encourage inclusiveness, not just in our real lives but here in Second Life as well.  Thank you to all who participated, whether it was on the stage, behind the scenes, or in the audience.

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Azdra
With Melli, Morganna, Cael, and Paul
Justin Timberlake Anna Kendrick – True Colors

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Azdra opened the show with a most beautiful set that was full of surprises and gentle transformations.  This version of the song is my favourite that I have ever heard.

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Britt
With Taema and Beebs
Taylor Swift “Cardigan”

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What a beautiful set and such a gorgeous song, so gentle and loving!  Delicate butterflies in intricately woven cardigans, so soothing a performance.

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Mikiko
Kesha – This Is Me

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This set was so beautiful and Mikiko danced with so much feeling, she gave us so sincere a performance.  Very moving, and a metaphoric set blended it all together.

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Zarek
With Babypea, Eva, Britt, Wyatt, Jory
RAINBOW REIGN • Todrick Hall

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Zarek again shows his mastery of choreography with this brilliant performance.  Just hitting every mark!  This is choreography you have to see to believe, the precision of it is intoxicating!

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Bianka
With Beebs and Melli
Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel

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Bianka’s dance was fun, colourful, and so upbeat!  A fantastic set and superb choreo with a positive and uplifting vibe!

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Babypea
It Pulls Me Under – Butterfly Boucher

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My dance takes the journey of a woman exploring her gender and finally breaking free from societal expectations to live her true gender fluid identity.

“It Pulls Me Under” is a song by Butterfly Boucher, that accompanies a short film by Ruby Rose called “Break Free.” Ruby Rose is an actress who appeared as the character Stella Carlin in Orange is the New Black, among many other roles. Break Free is about her personal experience being gender fluid. She also came out as a lesbian when she was 12, and was severely bullied for it.

“It was horrendous,” says Rose. She was verbally and physically abused, socially excluded. “We hate Ruby” was written on the toilet walls. As an introverted teenager she hid in the library, waiting for school to end. At the swimming pool, other girls would accuse her of looking at them in the changing rooms, so she stopped going. “It was little bullying moments like that, that just made me feel like I couldn’t be myself.”

But one bullying incident was so bad it finally convinced Rose’s mother to let her move school. “I was hospitalised and then was out of school for about five days,” says Rose. “I got beaten up by about four girls and one guy in front of about 50 people. They hit me in the head with metal chairs at a cafe, and they threw things at me. They punched me. I ended up with lacerations, big bruises, concussion and also … just how much that horrifies your soul, your spirit. I’d been bullied a lot, but not to this degree where I was worried for my life.”

About the film, Ruby says: This is definitely an autobiographical piece. The concept itself was sort of something that was very much like a seed in that it kept growing and growing until one day I quite simply said, “That’s it. I’m shooting my film this weekend. Enough is enough.” Because I was battling with it myself. I had wanted to shoot the film for so long as a therapeutic piece in answer to all the comments and discrimination I have received over my life time whenever I have strayed too far away from the status quo of feminine gender roles.

I’ve had this reincarnation so many times in my life and I wanted to capture it in a short video for others who relate, because we can try and try and be something that we don’t feel inside, but in the end only when you listen to your soul and that heart that beats inside of us, can we find happiness and acceptance?

About bullies and haters, Ruby says: I think education is what will calm peoples’ anger and fear about gay people. And I think fear is often what breeds hate and discomfort. Here is an example obviously of something that doesn’t affect anyone else. It shouldn’t affect a complete stranger if someone has transitioned from a male to a female or vice versa. The fear, lack of understanding, and society’s dislike for things that are different to what we know creates serious segregation when we should all be binding together. This includes people within the LGBT community. We can’t call for equality and understanding and people to be educated but then bully other minorities in the community.

See Ruby’s incredible short film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFjsSSDLl8w

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Eva

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Superwoman Eva was not only our DJ for this show, she wrangled the crowd dances and made some meaningful superfun for everyone.  Thank you Eva!!  She always goes the extra mile!

With Everyone

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Low (feat. RuPaul) by Todrick Hall

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Adam Lambert – If I Had You

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Cher – Believe

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Keala Settle, Kesha & Missy Elliott – This Is Me

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Elysium’s June 11th 2021 Show

Here we went with another Friday night, another spectacular show where every act was fantastic and each so unique, so much variety… something for everyone! There was much excitement in the air as our cherished guests gathered in the audience, choreographers and dancers backstage putting on makeup and adjusting costumes, Paul and Morganna greeting our arriving friends, DJ Eva warming up everyone with fabulous tunes, and The Wiz overseeing all. This show was magnificent, the epitome of VARIETY, and every act a headliner. Thank you to our Elysium family, choreographers, dancers, managers, DJ, and our audience! WELCOME TO THE WEEKEND!! Here is a look back at the show.

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Quient
With Hailie
Another Love Song Ne-Yo

The new talent in the virtual dance community, Quient is a must-see! What a great set with changing light effects, wonderful costumes, and the choreo was so tight! I am so pleased to have this exciting performer at Elysium, and can’t wait to see what he does next!

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Britt
With EvA, Melli, and Jo
Irina Akulenko “Justice”

Britt gave us a hypnotic performance of belly dancers in an Egyptian pyramid to the most mesmerizing music, beautifully costumed dancers and choreo that was so enticing. Nice mover work and formations, a very enchanting dance and such lovely ladies!

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Dear
Ashe & FINNEAS – Till Forever Falls Apart

Doesn’t Dear look enchanting? Magical, mysterious, dreamy… such a beautiful, wispy dance with delicate particles that enhanced the ethereal set, making me feel carried away on a golden mist. Isn’t she beautiful! Too bad her undies rezzed. Sometimes, my rez issues are a blessing!

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Taema
With Britt, Eva H, Hailie, Nadi
Ram Pam Pam

It’s the E-Girls Basketball Team! Miss Taema and some very sexy friends heating up the court in a super fun production that got me bouncing in my real life seat! Very cool set change and such cute costumes, great choreo and love those particles! A very cheeky dance!

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Azdra
With Melli, Beebs, Imogen
Evanescence – Going Under

WOW this dance was a TRIP, way too cool, you’d have to see it to fully appreciate the mover work! Absolutely brilliant, very unique, stylish, and a real mind-bender as the neon squares moved along with the dancers… it was amazing! I want to smoke a fatty and watch it again!

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Hailie
With Quient
No Diggity – Vintage Jessica Rabbit- Style Blackstreet Cover ft. Ariana Savalas

Everyone knows Hailie made this dance for her love Quient, super steamy but always classy, glorious feathered fans… so romantic! And I love the vintage style! Isn’t she stunning! She went from the stage to a chair dance to dance with her husband, and did it all so smoothly!

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Babypea
With: Web, Dear, Lina, Jilley, Beebles
Radio Fish Perfect Human – Exile Tribe The Second

This was a totally high energy full-on badass dance by Pea and Web. Web built the set and organized the costumes, and Pea did the choreo and mover work. Downtown neon Tokyo, J-Pop tune, and some smoakin cyborgs exploded on the stage… it was super fun!

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Eva

I love Eva, she is our rock, our can-do everything woman, and she is amazing! She always goes the extra mile with her crowd dances. This one featured tight choreography to some of the funnest songs, and we ALL got slimed! Eva also DJed the show tonight, talk about multi-tasking!

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Besomorph – Toxic

BOO! Guess woo?!?

Toxic (metal cover by Leo Moracchioli)

The ever-graceful Wiz!

Slime After Slime

Eva slimed us all!

Ray Parker Jr. – Ghostbusters Remix 2021

They are trapped!

Elysium’s June 4th 2021 Show

WOW what a Friday this was! We are blessed with some very talented creators at Elysium, but tonight’s show was extraordinary. Each act was so different, so unique, but every one of them had special elements that really made them stand out on a level of excellence that widened my eyes and made me go WOW! I don’t know where people keep getting such clever ideas from, but I really enjoy beholding the fruit of their imaginations. Just take a look at the pics below! A huge thanks to our genius choreographers, our dedicated and hard-working dancers, and our troops behind the scenes who all together make the show happen each week. And of course, most of all, a huge thanks to our cherished audience, who are part of our shows! Wouldn’t be much of a show without them! Enjoy this look at our show, and of course, WELCOME TO THE WEEKEND!

Oh, and WELCOME BACK DIVA!! Yes, folks, Divalin has returned to Elysium and this time she will not be allowed to escape… we have informed security to block all exits. We are keeping her!

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Divalin
Halsey – Without Me

This mesmerizing performance was a layered presentation in blue, a heavenly visit to a place of majesty and magic blended with sensuous desire.

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Britt
With: Hell and Hailie
Maroon Five “Beautiful Mistakes”

What a cool set! Very creative and unique, including the costumes and choreo… just fascinating! Everywhere you look, there is something interesting.

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Ness
MEDUZA Biome Propaganda

Always so imaginative, Ness put a spell on the entire audience with this captivating snake dance!

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Azdra
With: Melli, Morganna, Beebs, Britt, Ariel, Eva
Dreamscape – Evolution

An enchanting set that draws the audience in, and beautiful ladies all in white contrasting so brilliantly, this performance was a delight to the senses!

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Wiz
Masked Wolf – Astronaut in the Ocean

The very handsome, totally intoxicating Wiz took us on a metaphoric journey with this song, costume and trippy choreo! Gawd I love that hair on him and the glasses!

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Misha
With: Si, Eva, Diamonte, Britt, Hell
Disturbed – Down With the Sickness

The choreo in this was so exacting, it was a joy to watch such tight sequencing. And Misha steams in this performance! Plus she got Diamonte back on the Big Stage 😀

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Rosie
Julie Massino – Magic

How delicious is this? Rosie presented an incredibly sensuous dance while remaining tantalizing classy, fabulous choreo, gorgeous costume, an irresistible performance!

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Hailie
Lady Gaga – Stupid Love

It has been my joy and privilege to watch Hailie become a powerhouse in virtual dance, and this performance shows why… a creative, unique set, darling costumes, and tight choreography plus a super fun song! I’m a fan!

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Eva

We love Eva! She is a godsend on so many levels. Her crowd dances are always a great time for all, and she always comes through and saves the show when there is a need. From DJing, to filling in an open spot in the line-up, Eva is solid and a team player on every level. Thank you Eva!

With Everyone

Splish Splash

Twenty-One Pilots vs Melanie Martinez – Soaped Out Mashup

Nicole Scherzinger – Wet

Elysium’s May 21st Show in Pictures

WOW what a show! Really good energy tonight, very smooth show and some of the finest acts to ever grace The Big Stage, in The Empire Room at Copperhead Road. Elysium’s choreographers really brought it tonight! What did they bring? Creative expression of a bevy of emotions, feelings, and values. It was one of those shows that felt really well-balanced, varied yet cohesive. Everything just fit. And it was fantastic! Huge thanks to our visionary choreographers, dedicated dancers, and all the hard-working behind the scenes staff! Especially my Wiz. I love my Wiz. Not that he’s mine, but ya know, I do love our Wiz, and depend on him so much.

And, the happiest news, a huge CONGRATULATIONS to our Hailie and Quient, who are soon to become husband and wife! SO happy for this beautiful couple, and wishing them many years of joy and a celebration of a shared life with one another. I couldn’t be happier if it was my own daughter getting married!

Meanwhile, back to the show, we will need to explain this:

Calm down Michael, things are not always what they appear to be! It sure lit up my eyes. Dear can explain… just below. Take a look, and of course:

WELCOME TO THE WEEKEND!!

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Hailie
With Quient, Britt, Taema
Avril Lavigne – I Fell in Love with the Devil

Hailie was actually our closing act tonight, in a very emotional and super sexy tribute to her new love, Quient!

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Dear
The Weeknd – Save Your Tears

Things are not always what they appear to be… sometimes we need more information! See pic below!

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Hell
Tracy Lawrence & Luke Combs: If the World Had a Front Porch

Hell brought us some down-home country values!

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Melli
Body Language by Queen

Melli was our closing act tonight, and she did it with style and a heap of eye-popping sexeh! Uber cael!

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Sarah
Halo” by J2

A very emotional and metaphoric creation from the magical Sarah!

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Sakura
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Opening & Requiem by AUN J-Classic Orchestra

This act is a must-see… cherished guest Sakura told the most beautiful story in her dance that was full of magic and enchantment! What a beautiful dancer she is.

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Bianka

Bianka always shows us all such a great time, super fun songs, superb choreo, and a totally trippy set!

With Everyone!

Marnik, Tiscore – Hold Me

Kris Kross Amsterdam – Early In The Morning ft. Shaggy & Conor Maynard

Boney M. x Pitbull – Rasputin’s Hotel Room Service

Elysium Cabaret March 19th 2021 Show

Oh what a night, what a show! Some of the most beautiful, magical acts… the ingenious choreographers of Elysium Cabaret have stretched their imaginations and reached into the limitless potential of virtual dance to mesmerize us all with their nuanced performances. We are grateful for these generous souls who share their passion for dance with us each week, as well as the dedicated dancers who help bring their visions to life. People probably get tired of me saying THANK YOU, I suppose after a while it may come across as trite, but considering gratitude is one of the secrets of happiness, I can’t say it enough. And a big THANK YOU as well to Gunner our rugged DJ, Wiz our Stage Manager, Morganna our Hostess and Spirit Guide, and Paul Woodrunner, the hardest-working guy I’ve ever worked with. If there is any unsung hero in dance, it’s Paul. I know what goes on behind the scenes, and I know the level of his dedication as well as his work ethic and the sacrifices he makes to bring quality performances to the Big Stage every week. Paul is the force that keeps Elysium moving, breathing, week after month after year. Quietly overseeing the shows, encouraging and cheering on the performers, organizing thousands of busy details, lifting spirits… Paul is the oxygen that Elysium breathes.

Let’s take a look now at some pictures from the show.

Welcome to the weekend!

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Diawa
Now we are Free

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Dear
See You Again

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Imogen
“Tokyo Sunrise” – LP

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Corri
With Britt and Taema
Elle King – Good Girls

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Bianka
Dimie Cat – Jellybabe

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Jo
With Melvis, Seb, Britt and Nadi
Moon River – Barbra Streisand

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Sarah
With Ginty and R
NEFFEX – Bad Girls

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Eva

With Everyone

Huge apologies to our Eva!  I missed getting any crowd dance pics this week, and apparently no one else got any either.  Prolly cause everyone was having too much fun!  Eva outdid herself, doing a St. Patrick’s Day set, complete with a rainbow, pot of gold, and a leprechaun!  She gave everyone a variety of green top hats and bowlers to wear, plus the most darling bubble pipes, in a variety of colors.  And then surprised us all with shamrocks!  Eva, you are amazing… what a fun party that was!  Thank you so much for always going the extra mile for all of us!

Flogging Molly – Devils Dance Floor

The Gobshytes – Bloodshot

Barrels of Whiskey – The O’Reillys and the Paddyhats

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Elysium’s March 12th 2021 Show

I haven’t blogged a show in a while, I’ve been taking a break cause I am old, tired, sick, trying to quit smoking, dieting, husband had open heart surgery, RL has been overtaking me… take your pick! But it’s a combination of everything, so I decided some things will have to go on the back burner. But I am awake for once, so here we go, a look at tonight’s show, which was FANFREAKINGTASTIC! Every act was brilliant. Great sets, dazzling costumes, and brilliant choreography… what a joy to share in this creativity, to get to behold these performances! Thank you choreographers for sharing your visions and dancers for your dedication and reliability. And a huge THANK YOU to our cherished audience for coming out and letting us dance for you!

Let’s take a look at the show with a few pictures. If you missed it, hopefully we will see you next week. Everyone stay safe, be kind to one another, and of course….

WELCOME TO THE WEEKEND!

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Melli
With Britt and Babypea
Sneaker Pimps – Spin Spin Sugar (DJ Melli Mix)

Super slick set and darling, sexy costumes! Melli’s creativity was on overdrive!

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Ness
Unknown Lands

Breath-taking performance, enchanting music! Ness left everyone in the venue spell-bound.

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Taema
With BabyPea, Eva H, Kyser, Jo, Nadi
Swan Fun Special Mix

SO FUN! What a great sport Taema is, and what a blast this dance was! Taema is SO CUTE in this performance!

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Ariel
With Melli, Cael, Paul, Morg, Britt, Hell
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies- Zoot Suit Riot

Really superb choreography and great costumes on this! One of Ariel’s best-ever.

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Bianka
Chaka Khan – Like Sugar

Bianka’s creativity is phenomenal, and this dance proves it again. So original! Where does she find these props?! Dancing sugar cubes, and I must have one of those cars in RL!

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Sarah
With Ginty, R
Poppy – I Disagree

Gorgeous dance, superb choreo that was very unique. Subtle effects… just mesmerizing!

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Babypea
With Gunner, Paul, Cael, and Kyser
Puscifer – The Mission

Sexy guys! I got to be the hussy! And well we are going to raise some hell. As soon as we finish our dance.

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Britt

With Everyone

Really fun for all of us, fabulous choreographry and a super cool set, what a great way to finish off the night!

Madonna feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland – 4 Minutes

Madonna – Vogue Walk For Me Remix

Madonna – Bitch I’m Madonna ft. Nicki Minaj

Madonna – Girl Gone Wild