If you’ve been to a burlesque show in SL, you’ve probably seen this next dancer. Please welcome the lovely Miss Lady C!
SL Name: Lady Correia
Display Name: Miss Lady C
Rez Day: 5/19/2009
What led you to/How did you start dancing in SL?
LC: I came across a burlesque/cabaret club by the name of Lady Garden Cabaret and the owner invited me to perform there. Since I have such a love for burlesque, I jumped at the offer. I’ve been performing ever since.
How long have you been dancing?
LC: 5 years.
Where do you dance?
LC: KiKi’s House of Burlesque.
How much time, on average, do you spend in SL each week?
LC: About 30 hours.
Of that time, how much (%) is spent working on dances/performances?
LC: About 50%.
How long does it take you to create a set (start to finish)?
LC: In the beginning it took a couple days, but now I can build a set in about 5 hours if I don’t take breaks.
Name your ‘go-to’ store for dance animations.
LC: Henmations or MyANIMATIONS.
What dance HUD do you primarily use? Why?
LC: I used to use Dance Control HUD which I really liked, but for some reason it stopped working for me. Now I use Eve n Better Ultimate Dance HUD. I use it because it isn’t complicated like some.
Do you build your own sets or work with a scripter/builder?
LC: I build my own from scratch.
Do you emote? Why or why not?
LC: I used to, but not anymore. People commented that they came to watch the dance, not to read a book. Having to read emotes takes people’s eyes away from the performance. I always use female singers so the song tells the story. I want people to enjoy the music, costume, set and dance movements, not have to concentrate on reading.
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;
LC: I prefer a medium size set with glitz and glitter. Effects and lighting are always important to the performance.
What’s the most embarrassing or frustrating thing that has happened to you during a performance?
LC: When the lag is so bad that I crash in the middle of a performance. That just drives me crazy.
Do you ever consider how an audience member’s computer setup might affect their enjoyment of your performance? (ie. – particles, effects, lag, etc.)
LC: I realize that everyone has a bit of a different control settings or computer capabilities so I do my best to use low lag effects.
What’s the best comment/compliment you’ve ever received about your dancing?
LC: That it is done very professionally.
Do you have a blog/website/flickr/facebook/other account you’d like to share?
LC: I have a blog – Miss Lady C.
What’s the most helpful piece of advice you would give someone new to dancing in SL?
LC: Don’t give up and always do your best. If your heart is not in it, give it up.
How long do you think a show should be in SL? Is there an ‘optimum’ max length?
LC: 1 hour.
Where is your favorite spot to spend time in SL if you are not dancing?
LC: Shopping around SL.
Any other thoughts/ideas/comments you’d like to share?
LC: I receive a special enjoyment from performing burlesque. I like to stick with a more traditional burly act since that is what I did in RL. I relive those good times here in SL now that I am retired. It brings back very fond memories.
A big thank you to Lady C for taking the time to be interviewed!