This next dancer has been dancing for quite a while. She dances at various venues, she is a budding choreographer, and she’s one of the sweetest people on the grid. Welcome, Sarah!
SL Name: sarahelisebeth Brenham
Display Name: Sarah Elisebeth Brenham
Rez Day: 09/08/2006
What led you to/How did you start dancing in SL?
SEB: I actually don’t remember, but i got into choreography when i was forced to do a dance for someone
How long have you been dancing?
SEB: Many years.
Where do you dance?
SEB: The Starlite Theater, The Night Theater and various competitions and exhibitions.
How much time, on average, do you spend in SL each week?
SEB: About ninety-six hours.
Of that time, how much (%) is spent working on dances/performances?
SEB: Maybe fifteen percent.
How long does it take you to create a set (start to finish)?
SEB: Maybe a day.
Name your ‘go-to’ store for dance animations.
What dance HUD do you primarily use? Why?
SEB: Right now I’m using a HUD that I got from a dance troupe I was in previously, and the SpotOn Performance Directors HUD. The HUD I got from the group I was in is so easy to use. The Performance Directors HUD, I was advised to use.
Do you use a movement system? Which one? Is there a reason you prefer one over the other?
SEB: Yes, Spot On Choreography Design. It was suggested that I learn this.
Do you build your own sets or work with a scripter/builder?
SEB: I work with builders.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten about dancing?
SEB: As long you love your dance, nobody else’s opinion’s matters.
Do you emote? Why or why not?
SEB: Yes. I enjoy telling stories.
Where do you find your music?
What are your preferences when it comes to dance performances? – Large/small sets; particles/none; effects/none; faders/none; emotes/none; movers/none; lighting/none;
SEB: Depends on my mood.
What’s your favorite store for costuming?
SEB: Too many to list.
Is there a particular artist (in SL or RL) that inspires you?
SEB: Again, too many to list.
What’s the most embarrassing or frustrating thing that has happened to you during a performance?
SEB: I forgot to cache my dances.
Do you ever consider how an audience member’s computer setup might affect their enjoyment of your performance? (ie. – particles, effects, lag, etc.)
What’s the best comment/compliment you’ve ever received about your dancing?
SEB: That they love my work.
What’s the most helpful piece of advice you would give someone new to dancing in SL?
SEB: Love what you do.
How long do you think a show should be in SL? Is there an ‘optimum’ max length?
SEB: Two hours.
Where is your favorite spot to spend time in SL if you are not dancing?
SEB: The Arbor.
What is one thing you’d like to see ‘arrive’ in SL dance? (Something that is not currently possible.)
SEB: Better couple dances.
Do you have a blog/website/flickr/facebook/other account you’d like to share?
SEB: My fashion blog: SohhhSarah My dancing blog: Dancing Submissive My Flickr: Sarah Elisebeth Brenham My Facebook: Sarahelisebeth Brenham
A big thank you to Sarah for participating in my ‘Interview with a Dancer’ series!