Saturday, January 30, 2016

La Coquette Cabaret

Join us for a show with all the shimmy and shakes you expect from Burlesque!!!
 Our shows are Bi- Monthly Mondays @ 6:30 pm SLT.

Our “Grand Opening Show” is Feb 15th, 2016 @ 6:30 pm!

Burlesque at its finest.  We’re bringing sexy back …


Elysium's Matineè ... Best Of January Today at 1pm SLT


Our "Best Of" show for the month of January!  Bring friends and come celebrate music and dance with us... the art of creation!  In The Empire Room at Copperhead Road, starting at 1pm SLT today, Saturday, January 30th.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Copperhead%20Road/74/64/2754

Friday, January 29, 2016

Phoenix Dance Team


After an amazing grand opening, the Phoenix Dance Team takes to their home stage once again! They will offer a variety of dances, with some special tributes to Lemmy, David and Glenn. Also joining them will be the amazing talent of Kellan from Elysium. This promises to be a show not to miss!

Come early to get your seat! January 30, 2016 at 7pm SL!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SkyBeam%20Stowaway/53/214/2753

Dance Troupes Wanted for "MARDI GRAS for TEAM FOX" to benefit: THE MICHAEL J FOX FOUNDATION for PARKINSON'S RESEARCH


We would be honored to have you perform for:
"MARDI GRAS for TEAM FOX" to benefit:
THE MICHAEL J FOX FOUNDATION for PARKINSON'S RESEARCH
OPEN ~ NOW through February 29th
Voted BEST Mardi Gras in SL! Please help us bring the French Quarter to life with your talent!

We have openings for live performers & DJs and dance troupes:
Friday Jan 29 through Saturday Feb 13.
12 or 1pm or 5, 6 or 7pm each day (except Sundays)


COPY/PASTE TO A NC:
"MARDI GRAS for TEAM FOX" to benefit: 
THE MICHAEL J FOX FOUNDATION for PARKINSON'S RESEARCH
Voted BEST Mardi Gras in SL!
Open now through February 29th

We have openings for live singers and dance troupes: 
Friday Jan 29 through Saturday Feb 13. 
12 or 1pm or 5, 6 or 7pm each day (except Sundays).

We kindly ask you fill out this note card and put your name in the title of this notecard and return it to: 

*Kari (karissanicolewilliams)- Head Contact for Mardi Gras Music 
*and also to me- Barbie Alchemi

Performing name-
SL log in name or Dance Troupe Contact Person-
Manager or Director-
Music Style or Dance Genre-
Description for posting on search events-
Link to your calendar-
Music Stream, so we can set it for you -

***The success of this event depends on your encouraging people to donate to this wonderful cause. Here are some suggested things for you to say. Please put these into your own words so people feel your sincerity.
-Please donate to the rotating box with the fox on the side of the stage.
-Let's give generously to Help Find a Cure for Parkinson's.
-100% of all donations go directly to Team Fox for the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
-This stunning Mardi Gras Event has been set up with love for the amazing Fran Seranade who at "88 years young" is still active in SL!

VIDEO
Please be sure to watch this award winning video about the benefits of SL for 88 "years young" Fran Seranade who has Parkinson's. This will touch your heart! Ebbe Linden (CEO of Linden Labs) has called this the most important video ever made about Second Life!
The Drax File: World Makers- Episode 13 Creations for Parkinsons
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyiiWxNguGo&feature=youtu.be

Grateful Hugs to you!Barbie Alchemi- Founder of Creations for Parkinson's

Please fill out this confirmation notecard and return to:
*Kari (karissanicolewilliams)- Head Contact for Music
*and also a copy to me- Barbie Alchemi)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
THE STORY OF "CREATIONS FOR PARKINSON'S"
Our father died with Parkinson's and our mother, Fran Seranade, has it now. To quote her "I may have Parkinson's, but it does not have me." At 88 years young, she is active in Second Life and is thrilled to see herself running and dancing again. Those of us in Second Life can have fun while knowing we are making a difference in the real world.

VIDEO
Please be sure to watch our award winning video about the benefits of SL for my RL Mom who has Parkinson's. This will touch your heart! Ebbe Linden, CEO of Linden Labs, has called this the most important video ever made about Second Life!
The Drax File: World Makers- Episode 13 Creations for Parkinsons
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyiiWxNguGo&feature=youtu.be

DONATIONS
100% of all donations go to our official Creations for Parkinson's Team Fox for The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. We believe it is important for you to know how your donations are being spent. Our family covers all tier expenses so that all donations are given to research.

Loving Hugs from our Creations Family
Barbie Alchemi - Founder of Creations for Parkinson's and builder of Creations Park

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Ballet Pixelle® is Holding Auditions!!



Ballet Pixelle® is seeking dancers and crew for the 2016 season.  Auditions and interviews are  Sunday, January 31 at 4:00 pm.  Please get an application card, and more information, at the kiosk in our theatre.  Also see balletpixelle.org/audition.html.  Remember, Ballet Pixelle does not use poseballs or HUDs so you really dance live with each other and to the music!  Dancing without a net!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Quat/41/25/107

Another star on the "Walk of Fame"

Yesterday, during the DQ*s Meet & Greet,
the Kittens & Tigers earned their star on
the Walk of Fame, with a fantastic show!

Here are some pictures...





Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Some Thoughts....

Hey everyone..

Well.. I write "everyone", but i know only a hand full of our DQ Members, read the blog.
That is sad... coz I think we could have much more input, if more people did read.
And that would also make the blog more interesting!!

So climb in your pencil, and start writing!!!
Send us your INFO, interesting stories, ideas... or what else could be interesting, to post on a Dance Queens Blog.

I have been on SL for 8 years.. (OMG)
And I have seen lots of things change.
Most things in a better way. We use les prims, to make things look good, dances and animations got better with the years and creative people made great stuff for us to use.
Clothes are much better then 8 years ago.. we got nicer feet, hands, bodies, hair.. etc etc.

While some things changed, other things stayed the same.
Like... we still need eachother, to make things work.
We can not do things all by ourselves.
Here I think about Events.

We need eachother to make our events work.
We need eachother to form a group... to help eachother with the practical stuff...
We need eachother, to make an audience, coz, what is a show, without audience??
But we also need the shows.

I know at most of you are very busy, to make their shows at their own wonderful venues.
And of course that's great!
What I though miss is... at dancers/groups meet up to show what they can at other events.
Dance Queens advertises often, to get dancers/groups, to earn their star on the "walk of fame"
We have the space (ca 300 prims to use for your stage)
Maybe its not enough for all of you... but we could be creative and make it fit?
At the end, its all about having a great time together and be a good dance community.

We have our weekly "Meet & Greet" every Wednesday 2-4 pm and also there, it would be great if we had shorter shows on stage, during the Meet & Greet".
Maybe just one song.. or two.

The Kittens have their monthly Variety Show, every first Friday of the month, starting at 2.30pm, where they invite to do a 15 min show.
I have been there most of the times and it's a lovely venue with nice people, willing to help you when needed. But its every time again a struggle, to get people on stage for those 15 minutes.
I know at time-zones are a killing one.
But I'm sure it's for many, possible, to make a 10-15 min dance show.

And maybe other venues also would like to have guest performers.
I would love to advertise for that.

We all love dance... Everyone on their own way.
We all do a great job and we all do it, to entertain others.
We all need eachother, one or the other way ;o)

Lets support eachother, in what we do.
We are after all a Community!!

Knuzzer ZZ ♥
(Zhaza Zerbino)




Monday, January 25, 2016

MJ's Burlesque

Friday January 29th at 2pm SLT

Join us for another evening of smut and giggles brought to you by the lovely ladies of MJ's Burlesque. This adult themed show features monkeys, broken dreams, a small tribute to the late Mr Bowie and a red piano. Please leave the kiddies at home and bring your own bananas.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Air%20Atoll/174/89/26

Sansar : Lab Chat - Jan 2017


Sansar 

The recent Lab Chat with Ebbe Altberg revealed some indications as to the future of Sansar although most things are not set in concrete from what my 1st-hand experience sensed.

Full text transcript and audio can be accessed via this link:

Inara Pey

The following topics were addressed.

Concerning Second Life

Concerning Sansar

Additional Questions

Closing Comments

Saturday, January 23, 2016

SPIRIT LIGHT DANCE COMPANY PERFORMS


SPIRIT LIGHT DANCE COMPANY PERFORMS
Dancing with the SLDC Stars for Team Fox
Sunday January 24th  at 12 noon SLT. No reservation necessary.
Come early, first come first serve.  All Proceeds go to the
MICHAEL J FOX FOUNDATION FOR PARKINSON'S RESEARCH
Don't miss this fantastic show for a good cause.
Please keep your scripts to 50 or less.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20I/120/82/3602

One Billion Rising

On February the 14th join us in a day of art and performance for One Billion Rising.

We are looking for groups or soloists to perform at this event during the day on the Performance stage. Want to get involved and rise with us?
Check out these links further and contact Aelva Resident about booking a performance slot. It can be a single act in the variety shows at 10 am and/or 10pm or a full stand-alone show on the subject. Please bare in mind that this is a "family friendly" event and a charity and keep it clean.

https://onebillionrisingsl.wordpress.com/

http://www.onebillionrising.org/

http://primperfect.net/2016/01/18/one-billion-rising-why-we-rise-2/


https://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Billion-Rising/493344827375934


Hope to see you there!


The MilkyWay Cabarets annually Scifi Cabaret show



It is time for Scifi Con again and with that The MilkyWay Cabarets annually Scifi Cabaret show. And we want YOU to join us in this celebration of remembrance and support for the victims of Cancer. As a RFL benefit all proceeds will go directly to the charity and the shows were highly appreciated last year, a grand event for people from all over the grid to get together and get their galactic groove on.

This years Scifi Con will be held between the 18th and the 27th of March. (Friday till Sunday)

During this time we are planning to have 5 shows at the following times and days:

Opening day Friday 18th @ 2pm (Opening ceremonies at around noon that day)

Sunday the 20th @ Midnight

Wednesday the 23rd @ noon

Saturday the 26th @ noon

Sunday the 27th @ Midnight ( Closing party right after)

For these shows we have a couple of options on layout, depending on how many interested choreographers and guest performers we have.
We are looking at about 4 MWC acts and between 2-4 guest performers per show.
With the possibility to maby split the shows in 2 teams, 1 night team and one matinée team. (=8 MWC acts and 4-8 guest performers).



A general info meeting for the MWC crew is planned for the 24th of January and a first rehearsal on Feburay 21st. Plenty of time inbetween to get the work done and still have time to play:)

So if you are interested and available, as a dancer, choreographer, host/ess, emcee or Dj, please send Aelva an im or nc about what you want to be involved in and we will get this show on the road:)

Friday, January 22, 2016

ZZ & the BOYS - going 007





We do it again!!
ZZ & the BOYS will be on stage again, with 16 of the greatest bond songs.
This time at the wonderful venue "Les Folies du Coeur"
An entertaining and relaxing show...
Just lean back, watch the sexy guys making their dance moves and get swept away by the wonderful movie songs.



Thursday, January 21, 2016

Elysium Cabaret Performing at the ABC Racetrack Invitational


ABC Racetrack has invited Elysium Cabaret to perform a champion show featuring some of their most popular acts from the past year.  Wednesday, January 27th at 7pm SLT, the Elysiums will take the stage on the ABC racetrack for a very special one-off performance.

Your trusty mount to race you to the show:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ABC%20Events/229/137/19

Dress up for Race Day if you wish and ladies, if you'd like to get into the spirit of things don't forget to wear a FABULOUS hat!  Dressing up and amazing hats are not required, but for those of you who want to have some fun, this will be a blast!

The Velvet Vixen 80's Movie Night


The Velvet Vixen

80's  Movie Night

Monday January 25th 6pm SLT

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fun%20Time/228/150/21

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

☆☆☆ DAVID BOWIE A TRIBUTE IN DANCE!☆☆☆


David Bowie will be remembered for his music and style. He blurred gender lines with ultra-glam, over-the-top unisex looks in his "Ziggy Stardust" days!  Later he would embrace a sharp, buttoned-up persona that was filled with vibrant colored suits, printed overcoats, and flashy accessories, and ever changing hair styles! In a word... magical!

In remembrance of David Bowie's enduring, badass style, and music that was often imitated but never duplicated, we've put together a collection of acts that we will perform to show our respect for this legendary phenomenon!

Join us for an electrifying night of music, dance and celebrate his music legacy on January 22nd at 10pm!

Bring your friends and meet you there!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Idle%20Rogue/107/189/36

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Artists From Miyako at the Kabuki Theatre


Greetings!

Konnichiwa, The artists from Miyako are opening once again their Kabuki theatre, for a variety play of Japanese traditional arts, Spot on choreographys, particles and Amazing sets!

Wednesday 20th Jan at 2 pm slt at Miyako sim


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA13/18/76/22􀀀

We are also acepting new performers into our troupe, visit us for more info.

Domo arigato.

The NEW BRIGHTON BELLES - BELLESQUE !

The NEW BRIGHTON BELLES would like to invite you to watch BELLESQUE! 
- a show like no other!
 Arrive early to get a good seat in New Brighton's most exotic venue - 
The SEAGULL ARCADE on the pier! 
Limited capacity, so don't be late!

Thursday 21st January 
2.00 pm

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Atlantis Grand Theatre "Disney Magical Memories"


We warmly invite you to come and enjoy unique dance interpretations of well known Walt Disney tunes at the awe inspiring Atlantis Grand Theatre.
Five beautiful girls will be performing several dance routines ranging from slow and sensual to upbeat flapper with memorable music playing as they enchant you with their moves.

You will be tapping your feet, smiling happily as you watch and listen, taking you back to memories never lost..
So  come, relax and be thoroughly entertained by a show you will not soon forget

                 ♫•:*¨♥¨*:•♫"Disney Magical Memories"♫•:*¨♥¨*:•♫.
                            Sunday, January 24th at 4:00 pm (SLT)
                           
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aldebaran/104/141/25

Friday, January 15, 2016

Men in Motion

Second, of Two special shows featuring only the men of dance. 
All male choreographers and all male dancers will astound you with their creative skills. 
Come enjoy what the men have for you!



Thursday, January 14, 2016

Meet & Greet

Hey,

After a great Meet & Greet yesterday, I would like to write a few words....

First of all.. Thank you all for joining us there!! It is really great, to see "old" and "new" faces.
It's really nice to meet members we know for a long time.... and its also great to meet the newer members or those we never met before.

We had a great time with DJ Laz, who play our favourite tunes every week.
Yesterday, we were back to the 80's. had lots of dance fun and great chats.
These relaxing "Meet & Greets" are really good to have.

We are there every Wednesday 2-4 pm





Are you interested, to do a little act during these Meet & Greets, then please send me a message.
Are you interested to DJ at one of the Meet & Greets, send me a message as well.

And of course, you can "borrow" the Dance Queens Island for your shows, performances or DJ hours, anytime you like.
Just send me a message, with what you want and when, and I will help you further.

Lets keep Dance Queens, til our dance Community!
We need eachother.

Knuzzer ZZ ♥

(Zhaza Zerbino)

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Kittens 'n' Tigers presents - the Flintstones

YABBA DABBA DO
This is a SL play with dance , the show lasts for 54 minutes , but will keep you amused all the way through its a lot of fun.

We would love you all to be here.

The play is taken from the Flintstones Movie (YABBA DABBA DO
This is a SL play with dance , the show lasts for 54 minutes , but will keep you amused all the way through its a lot of fun.

We would love you all to be here.

The play is taken from the Flintstones Movie (The Flintstones in Rock Vegas) using Audacity to adapt it to a SL version

DATE FRIDAY the 15th JANUARY
TIME 2.30 pm slt
LOCATION
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tai/14/202/721


The Night Theater Presents...

January will be our 5th and last month at LEA for this time at least. To go out with a bang we are doing and encore of last years Valentines show: “My heart goes BOOM”, a sparkling, cheeky & fun show that will set off this year of dance on a happy note.

16th of January @ noon
17th of January @ noon

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA2/74/198/57

I hope you will come see our show and help us celebrate our time at LEA one last time!

For more info of what is going on this spring, check our blog:

https://thenighttheater.wordpress.com/2016/01/12/time-to-say-goodbye-to-lea/



Thursday, January 7, 2016

The Waterfront Theatre Variety Show

The start of a New Year and the beginning of The Waterfront Theatre's Variety Shows, starting off :- 
FRIDAY, 8th JANUARY 2016 @ 2.30pm SLT

We have some of the most fantastic Performers for all your entertainment.
At the Waterfront Theatre, you can forget all your troubles and dance, relax. We all know dancing is not a competition it is a passion that we all love, we dance to be free and to be inspired by each other.
On behalf of The Waterfront Theatre, we would love you all see you all at our Opening Show for 2016.

2.30 pm - ARABELLA LUMINOS & DANCERS
2.45 pm - PINK LADY DANCERS
3.00 pm - BLUE VELVET
3.15 pm - BUBBLE ROFFO & KITTEN & TIGERS
3.30 pm - DIDDY HYUN & KITTENS & TIGERS
3.45 pm - MELVIS BAUM & KITTENS & TIGERS



The Velvet Vixen "Just Dance"


Monday January 11th 6pm SLT

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fun%20Time/228/150/21

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Dancing Outside the Lines presents Beginner Showcase



Applications are now Open for  DoL Beginner Showcase Feb 20th @ 2pm(slt)

DoL would like to announce that they are now taking applications for their first ever Beginner Showcase. This event is geared to the new choreographers out there. This is an awesome way for you to get that experience you have been looking for.

If you have produced five or less main stage routines then this event is for you. Gorean dancers that have not created five dances for the Earth stage are also eligible.

Please click the link below for more info and to apply.
 http://goo.gl/forms/vvGC66ityj

Paramount Night Players

January 12th at 6pm slt
January 22nd at 8pm slt
January 29th at 8pm slt

The Paramount Players will be doing a monthly "after hours" show. We'll bring you the same performance quality we do at our Saturday shows, maybe a little more skin... little less costume. This show is more performance art. We hope to see you there.

We've opened a new Theater Venue, called "Night Players" - it's right close to the Paramount (close enough to walk) but an LM is also included.

What's the diff? You already know what we present at the Paramount; Night Players will have some acts that are similar - but it will also feature acts that are more Avant Grade - acts that stretch our creative wings - - push our boundaries.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Honeywood%20Island/112/201/22

PARAMOUNT GRAND THEATRE "Move Your Body"



Come join us for an evening of classy but sassy entertainment as we the PARAMOUNT GRAND THEATRE, the Paramount dancers dance for you January 9th, 16th & 23rd at 7pm slt, in our new show, Move Your Body.

Dance is a performance art form consisting of purposefully selected sequences of human movement. Dance can be categorized and described by its choreography, by its repertoire of movements, or by its historical period or place of origin. This month, the Paramount Players, move their bodies along with yours in their show all about... body parts!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Honeywood%20Island/102/198/22

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Facial Bones



Secondlife Bento Project with Facial bones

Here is an interesting video link, albeit detailed, on some in-depth analysis of the 'facial bone' manipulations available with/in the Bento project. 

While the narrator is reasonaby critical of there 'not being enough' and suggesting there be more bone-translations than just bone-rotations, I was very gaga-eyed over the extent of the number of new bones and very wonderous over what we might see. 

Bottom line is that it is soooo much more than we have now and leave it to the hands of the super imaginative and creative to really make facial-expressions come to life.

As performance-artists, this may bring, more to the forerfront, the importance of a cinematic-close-up offering in order to be able to 'show emotions' at the right times to help deliver more touching performance 'moments'. We might see more audience-scripted camming with more performer-audience-impact.

I can forsee a different animation-priority that allows for the easy mating of certain bento-type manipulations such they can work in concert with the current spate of full-bodied dance/AO/static-pose animations without conflicting. That would be nice. Then if we could play facial animations with non-facial animations...ok i know...I'm just dreaming.

I think it may help performing artists mentally prepare for what may be coming and possibly begin to rethink how they approach dance and movement-art.

Yummy