1. What is your history with dance in SL?
In April 2016, I started playing in Second Life, and in October of the same year, I got addicted to watching dance shows that I went to see more than 100 shows in the year that followed. Thanks for the info on Dance Queens and いべんさ!
At the end of 2017, I debuted with my solo performance at a Christmas Show held in LEA27 SIM by Entertainment Club IMAGE, founded in 2010. For four years since the debut, I was on stage four times a month, I choreographed and built my 20 performances, and I had been an exclusive contract choreographer. In January 2022, I switched to a freelance and then re-signed a contract with the owner of IMAGE.
In April 2022, I started as a choreographer for the Elysium Cabaret, too. yay! I had been to the E over 80 times as an audience, then I performed on the stage several times as a guest dancer, and after reading about the Babypea page, I started to want to dance here more, so I put it into action.
2. What do you enjoy the most about SL dance?
It is that building one’s performances clarify the values and emotions inside one’s mind and watching others performances give vivid senses of different or same values and emotions.
3. What do you enjoy the least about SL dance?
I dislike when I feel crippled by the inability to express what in my mind, and it always is… sigh
4. What has been your best experience in SL dance?
In October 2016, when I was a SL newbie, I was moved to see IMAGE’s Halloween show “Pavane for a Deceased Princess” from an audience, I still remember that feeling. That experience helps me to imagine the audience and to continue the SL dance, my hobby.
5. Out of all the dances you have created or participated in, which is your fave?
It is my 5th work “The Tower (XVI)” expresses surveillance by the authorities and 15th “Non-Verbal” expresses nonverbal communication. My performances have their own thematic titles rather than song titles.
6. What message would you like to leave for your fans or the dance community?
Our dances always convey values and emotions, even though the language and cultural context are different, so it is a fusion of the sensibilities of the audience and the dancers. I enjoy the live entertainment and grateful to the community for giving me that.
7. Anything else you’d like to share?
A lot of people use the name Sakura, so I hope you will remember me as “SakuraSakuJP”. Of course, you call me Sakura or Saku.
My name “SakuraSaku” is written in Japanese as “さくら咲く”, which means “cherry blossoms bloom” and in Japan “to pass the entrance exam”, yes, it is somewhat odd as a name. aha