Moulin Rouge – Harem of the Nile Show

Saturday night I found myself with some unexpected free time on my hands, so I headed over to catch the latest Moulin Rouge show.

MR 1Xanthia Lisle is the Theatre Director at Moulin Rouge, and has been doing dance shows since I’ve been in SL.

Saturday night the show was the ‘Harem of the Nile’ show, and it was chock-full of gorgeous ladies!

A group dance started off the show, with a bevy of beauties dancing for the pharoah.

It was a very slow and sensual dance.

I’m sure that many in the audience were wishing for their own palm frond fans after the number!

After the group dance, Deyna did an entrancing solo belly dance.

I don’t remember the name of the song (I probably would have mangled it horribly anyway, but it was a beautiful number.

I’ve always loved belly dancing and there was plenty of it.

MR 9After Deyna’s number, Xan took to the stage with her belly dance.

The song was by a group I really enjoy – Beats Antique.

Appropriately titled ‘Egyptic,’ Xan left the audience wanting more.

She always has such amazing costumes!

Next up on the playlist was Xan and Siren as the Goddesses of Fire.

I love the costumes for this act as well.

And who doesn’t love fire effects?

Once the fire was out, there was a change of pace.

The next act was a lovely lyric number with beautiful ladies dancing on the rocks amid the ocean waves.

Then it was back to the temples for a gorgeous sabre dance done by Siren and Kitty.

(I wish I’d gotten some pictures I could share, but I couldn’t find an angle that wasn’t showing a LOT of skin.)

MR 10Following the sabre dancers, Xan delighted the audience with a snake dance.

I managed to snap a pic where the snake was covering her up!

After the solos, a group of belly dancers took the stage.

And then Cleopatra made an appearance – she’s quite the dancer, apparently. ๐Ÿ˜›

At this point I was interrupted by that pesky RL, and I missed the next number.

I know it involved a shipwreck, and a siren, but I didn’t get any pictures of it. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

MR 7Not only was the audience visited by Cleopatra and the Fire Goddesses, Aphrodite put in an appearance.

Dancing in her clam shell, she was the picture of loveliness.

After her graceful gyrations, Xan and Deyna hit the stage again, this time to ‘Beautiful Liar.’

Sadly, I didn’t get to stay to the end of the show, so I probably missed some other fabulous acts.

The Moulinย  Rouge has a regular show on Saturdays at 7pm SLT, so join their group to stay up-to-date on happenings.

Sinners Burlesque

Yesterday, while I was busy on working on other projects, I got a ping.

Sinners Burlesque was having a show.

Sinners 1Never having seen one of their shows, I hustled on over and grabbed a seat right before show time.

The show started with a lovely Japanese-themed number.

The trio of dancers was surrounded by cherries and cherry blossom trees.

I didn’t catch the name of the song, unfortunately.

I did have some issues with the dance animations not appearing smooth for me, but that was most likely due to my late arrival at the venue.

After the Japanese dancers, there was a routine involving a naughty nun.

Sinners 3I’m pretty sure nuns aren’t supposed to have tattoos or dance around a pentagram inside a church.

She was so naughty I had to dig out the censor bar again!

I was having some technical issues at this point, as were the dancers.

There was a false start and after they got everything settled, it appeared the main dancer’s HUD was frozen or something.

However, he did a great job of freestyling his dance and the number was very cute.

Sinners 4I’ve always wanted to visit FunkyTown. ๐Ÿ˜€

You can’t really tell in the photo, but both his suit and the back up dancers’ costumes were animated, adding a cool effect to the number.

The next number was another new-to-me Madonna song.

That makes two in two weeks!

It was called ‘Graveyard,’ I think – I’ll have to add it to my ‘buy’ list as well.

Sinners 5I managed to catch a snap of the number before I was booted from SL.

By the time I was able to log back in, I had missed the rest of the show. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

The little I did see was very well done, so look them up, join their group, and stay updated on their happenings.

Paramount’s Night Players

I’ve reviewed shows by the Paramount Theater before.

Some time ago, they launched a second show for their more risquรฉ and avant garde performances.

Dubbed the ‘Night Players,’ they perform once a month.

Last night I happened to catch their latest performance.

The shows also have some of the same acts you can see at the Paramount.

Both theaters are on an adult sim, and frequently feature nudity.

If you’re easily offended, this is probably not the show for you.

Night Players 1It’s been a while since I attended one of their shows, so I was curious to see the acts.

The show started out with a performance to Joan Jett’s version of ‘Crimson and Clover.’

I do wish the performer’s had been a bit closer together, just to make pictures a tad easier. ๐Ÿ˜€

Night Players 2After the band cleared the stage, Lil Angels took the stage, dancing in a group to Tom Jones’ ‘Sex Bomb.’

This was one hot number!

I wish I could share pics of the fabulous costumes, but I’d have to censor all the good stuff. ๐Ÿ˜›

Next up was Path and Ariel (I think) in a set to Jerry Lee Lewis’ ‘Great Balls of Fire.’

There was no fire, but there was smoke.

I didn’t get any pics of this number (and probably couldn’t have used them anyway!).

Night Players 3After fiddling with my camera, I was able to get a good pic of Lotta and her group dancing to Nicki Minaj’s ‘Super Bass.’

Who doesn’t like ladies in latex, right?!

Following Lotta and the latex ladies was a dance to Queen Latifah’s ‘When You’re Good to Mama’ from the musical Chicago.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get a good shot of the dance to share. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

The last act of the night was Path and a new (to me) troupe dancer.

Night Players 4Set to a mix of songs, the set was an art studio.

At the beginning of the act, the dancers threw paint cans at each other, which was neatly executed.

The rest of the act was definitely ‘adult’ in nature.

Again, if you are easily offended, this is not the show for you.

Judging by the enthusiastic response from the audience, it was their favorite act of the evening.

In addition to their Night Players shows, they also perform regularly on Saturday evenings.

Join their group or subscriber to stay updated on happenings.

Misfit Dance Show

On Friday I had a chance to attend a show by the Misfit Dance troupe.

I hadn’t been to one of their shows before so I wasn’t sure what to expect.

I was a bit confused at first, because there was an opening dance to “Uptown Funk,” but it was a shortened version of the song.

As another song started to play, I thought the dancers would return to the stage, but it was a filler song.

Second life dancerWhen the dancers took the stage again, I was ready and starting taking pics.

Many of the routines were to mixes/medleys of two songs, so I lost track of what songs were used, though I noted them where I could.

The second act was to an Ed Sheeran song I’d not heard before, called “Give Me Love.”

I liked this routine, because I am partial to acts that tell a story, even if it’s a sad one.

Next up was a mix that included the “National Lampoon’s Vacation” theme song.

I was having a bit of trouble with things rezzing in, so it took a bit for the car and some of the particles to appear fully for me.

Second life dancer 50'sI liked the moving textures that made it appear the car was driving down the road.

And, of course, I loved the costumes, because I’m a sucker for poodle skirts and saddle shoes. ๐Ÿ˜€

I recently bought a new mouse, so I’m not sure if it was my mouse settings that were wonky or not, but it seemed that the size of the stage was a bit different for each act.

I kept having to zoom out and in to get set for pics, though again, it could have been my mouse.

Second Life belly dancers with elephantAfter the road trip, the next act was an Arabian Nights set but the song was “Jai Ho,” which made for an interesting combination.

The highlight of the act for me was the dancing elephant.

It moved so smoothly and looked so lifelike that I just had to go searching for it.

If you’re looking for a cool elephant to use in a set, you can find it here:ย  Avatar Elephant – Mesh.

It walks, the ears moves – and it’s so realistic, it was amazing. ๐Ÿ™‚

Second life pirates and orcaThe set for the next act was a neat idea – a ship in a bottle.

And dancing alongside the pirate wenches was an orca.

It was fun to watch it splashing through the waves and spraying the audience by slapping its fluke.

It was even more amazing when it disappeared and then reappeared wearing a bowtie, top hat, and cane!

Again, the avatar was just so cool that I had to find it.

It comes in several different sizes, depending on what you need, but it was so cute. ๐Ÿ˜›

You can find the orca avatar here – Mesh Avatar Orca.

Second life dancers butterfliesThe last act of the show was a repeat performance of the dance Jenzza created for a RFL event.

Called ‘Butterfly Strong,’ it was about the strength and resilience we all have in inside of us.

The fantasy set was very well done.

After the last act there was an audience participation dance, but I didn’t have time to stay.

I’m not sure if they will be doing regularly scheduled shows or not, so if you’re interested, join the Misfit group to get the latest updates.

MJ’s Burlesque Review

MJ’s Burlesque Review is a venue near and dear to my heart.

I danced there for a while, and I absolutely adore the 3 ladies who are the heart of it – MJ, Nancy, and Zed.

MJ’s is on an adult sim and the shows are geared toward adult audiences, which may keep some people from attending.

While understandable, it’s a shame, because they have some of the best shows I’ve ever seen on the grid.

If you missed the show on Friday, mark your calendars and be sure to attend the encore performance on Sunday – 2pm SLT at MJ’s Burlesque.

MJ’s has recently started having guest performers, and this week the guest is Shadow Tarber, director of Shadows Silhouettes.

MJs 1The show started out with a performance by MJ herself, a sort of ‘behind the scenes’ look at burlesque.

One of the things I like about MJ’s is that they emote during their routines.

While the acts are able to stand alone, I always appreciate emotes, especially when they add to the story of the performance.

I also appreciate the little touches they add to make their routines seem more realistic.

Using the Artiste system, for example, MJ made it appear as if the trap door in the floor lifted and she was raised to the stage from below.

And I love the fabulous over-the-top headpiece in this routine. ๐Ÿ˜€

MJs 2After MJ was Nancy, also known as Naughty Martini.

Nancy is my hands-down favorite performer and I make it a point to attend her shows if at all possible.

I would love to be able to pick her brain apart and understand how her creative spark works. ๐Ÿ˜›

This set was to Madonna’s ‘Like A Virgin,’ but it was a slow, ballad-like rendition of the song (which I loved and will be buying as soon as I’m done writing this!).

As you can see, her sets are always visually stunning.

MJs 3The starry night, the smoke, the clouds – and nestled among them, a fragile angel.

The angel is blindfolded, and having been released from her cage, exploring the unknown and unseen world around her.

The set and costumes matched the tone of the song perfectly.

I also love how Nancy takes pieces – of costumes, of songs, of sets, whatever – that I have seen, and then uses them in different and creative ways.

The color palette of this routine is an example of how Nancy sees her routine as a whole, in addition to the all the little details.

A true performance artist.

After Nancy was this week’s guest artist, Shadow Tarber.

MJs 4Shadow did a cute routine dressed as Smurfette.

I love the little Smurf pasties she’s sporting in this pic.

Unfortunately for me, my computer was giving me fits and some of the pieces of her set didn’t rez for me. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I’m told that there were cute little moving smurfs perched on top of the mushrooms.

After trying to kick my computer and SL into submission, I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to continue taking photos at the performance.

Following Shadow, MJ was up again, with a smoking hot performance as a demoness from hell.

The set was amazing (though definitely adult), but due to my computer issues, I didn’t manage to catch a snap of it. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

MJs 5MJ’s hot performance must have melted whatever gremlins were plaguing me, because I was able to snap a few pics of the last routine, another fantastic set from Nancy.

This picture is yet another example of why Nancy is one of the best performers in SL.

This is the opening scene of her last routine, where she is a female bounty hunter searching for her prey.

I love all the details – the western font of the text, the saguaro cactus, the skeleton, the dust blowing as she enters.

MJs 6And, of course, her costume is fabulous – the epitome of a sexy bounty hunter.

I love the sign above the undertaker’s door – it’s the little details like this which make Nancy’s performances a must-see.

If you can go see the show on Sunday – do!

My pictures don’t do any of the performers justice – you need to see all this fabulousness for yourself. ๐Ÿ˜€

If you can’t make the show on Sunday, be sure to join their group or hit up their subscriber so you can stay updated on their latest performances.

You’ll thank me!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Busy Weekend

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Things are busy in both worlds this weekend!

Yesterday I took a class on using social media and my brain is on overload trying to absorb all the information.

I’m trying to sort out what applies to me, what doesn’t, make a plan, and figure out how to get from A to B to C. ๐Ÿ˜€

Now that I’m writing on 3 different blogs (yes, I am crazy, I know!), time management is going to be a huge issue for me.

Add into that all the RL activities that keep me busy, and I have a recipe for disaster.

For now, I have some decisions to make, and then I will know where my focus needs to be.

Besides all the things going on in RL, there are a ton of things going on in SL this weekend.

Today at 3pm The Waterfront Theater (Bubs & Didds) have a show – the shows are always fun, so if you haven’t been, mark this one on your calendar.

Also at 3pm, Lady Garden Cabaret has their monthly show (it isn’t strange how shows always seem to end up at the same time?!).

Then there are the regular weekend shows – Elysium at 6pm, Guerilla Burlesque at 7pm and midnight tonight (last shows of this season), Elysium’s monthly matinee at 1pm and Moulin Rouge at 7pm on Saturday, and Winds of the Sahara at 5pm on Sunday.

Whew!

That should keep all you dance lovers busy whilst I attend to RL matters. ๐Ÿ˜›

Happy Dancing!!!

Paramount Theater – Anything Goes

It’s been quite a while since I went to some dance shows, and I had some free time this last weekend.

I went to Fusion Dance Crew’s Cinematastic show Saturday afternoon, and Saturday evening I went to the Paramount show.

Paramount 1I didn’t get to stay until the end, but I wanted to share some pics with you of what I did see. ๐Ÿ˜€

The opening act was to a favorite song of mine – Eye of the Tiger.

The dancers were in their training gear and practicing moves on the stairs a lรก Rocky.

I loved the costumes and the choreography was very well done.

Next up was an interesting set to Here She Comes by Bonnie Tyler.

Lots of neat special effects and a costume change.

If you’ve never been to Paramount, they have a very well-oiled machine when it comes to shows.

Paramount 2While some dancers will be de-rezzing or rezzing sets onstage, they will have a smaller set/dance going on in front of the curtain.

This makes for a lot less ‘down-time’ between large acts.

For this show, I focused on taking pictures of the larger numbers.

There were a lot of good acts, so rather than talking about each one and boring you to death, I’m just going to post the pics! ๐Ÿ˜›

I know the dancers are already busy working on their next show, so you have plenty of chances to take in a show.

For those of you who like a little more ‘adult’ entertainment, Paramount also puts on a special “Night Players” show each month with routines and costumes that are more avant garde than the regular Saturday shows.

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California Gurls
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Message in a Bottle
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Skyfall
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Roundtable Rival

Fusion Dance Crew – Cinematastic!

Saturday I attended the latest show from the Fusion Dance Crew, titled “Cinematastic!”

The dancers were asked to create routines to music from their favorite movies.

I love movies and I love dance, so going to this show was a no-brainer for me. ๐Ÿ˜€

FDC AVPThe show opened with a set from ‘Save the Last Dance’ (one of my favorite dance movies) – I was so engrossed in watching I forgot to snap some pics!

I did remember to get photos for the rest of the acts, however.

The second number was ‘Aliens vs. Predator’ and the set was spectacular.

The costumes were amazing and the choreography was well done.

After AVP, cuteness took over the stage.

FDC Happy FeetI’m a sucker for animal movies, and ‘Happy Feet’ is one of my favorites.

Plus, penguins are adorable!

You can’t tell from the photo, of course, but even the penguins in the background were animated.

Such a cute routine. ๐Ÿ˜€

After the penguins was ‘You Can Leave Your Hat On’ – a Tom Jones version I’d never heard before.

FDC Full MontyI did snap several pics, but only got one that’s PG enough to share on the blog.

It was, as advertised, definitely ‘The Full Monty’!

(insert wolf whistle here)

There were quite a few tongues wagging and ladies fanning themselves by the end of this one. ๐Ÿ˜›

I must confess, I wasn’t looking forward to the next act, simply because it was ’50 Shades of Grey.’

However, despite my reservations, it was, as always with FDC, a well-done routine.

FDC PocahantasUnfortunately, due to rez issues, I didn’t get a good snap of it. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Next up was Ric doing a Pocahontas routine.

I’ve known Ric for a long time, and he is always the consummate performer.

This routine was pure Ric, and purely delightful.

The last routine of the evening was the finale from Footloose – a perfect choice for the end of the show.

FDC FootlooseFootloose is one of my all-time favorite dance movies (isn’t it everyone’s?) and I loved the set and the costumes.

The girls in their pretty dresses, the boys decked out in their finest, and pure dancing fun had by all.

Another well-produced show by the folks at FDC. ๐Ÿ˜€

I can’t wait to see what they come up with next!

Guerilla Burlesque Show

This last Friday I was able to make it to another Guerilla Burlesque show.

The new 7pm Friday show they have introduced will be a ‘best of’ show.

Which is fine with me, since I can’t make the Friday midnight shows. ๐Ÿ™‚

Zahra GBFriday’s show was kicked off by Zahra, one of my favorite performers.

This number is hard to describe – you need to see it for yourself.

There were a number of set changes, ending with a rather spooky cemetery.

I love the costume changes at the end of this one.

After Zahra was a number by Cordelia.

She was a lovely fairy dancing in a field of flowers to beautiful classical music.

Another act that you need to see for yourself, so mark Fridays at 7pm on your calendars!

AubsAfter Cordelia was one of my favorite performances of the evening.

Aubreya did a lovely routine to a version of “Who Wants to Live Forever” – one of my favorite romantic ballads.

The special effects were used so effectively in this number.

Moving water, splashing waves, rain, lightning – very well done.

One of my favorite numbers so far.

Next up after Aubreya was Chewie, with a fun routine to a Pink Panther mix.

It involved a safe and lots of pink latex.

AzabellaTaking the stage after Chewie was Azabella.

This one was a bit of change – starting with Azabella in lingerie and then ending with her fully dressed.

One of those routines that makes you sit back and think.

Next up was Oodlemi Noodle, with a routine that made my brain hurt.

There were floating picture pieces in constant motion – the amount of time it must have taken to set up the routine boggles the mind.

Another must-see. ๐Ÿ™‚

BlazeThe last act of the night was Blaze in pirate gear.

There were skulls, treasure, and, of course, booty. ๐Ÿ˜›

If you haven’t made it to a Guerilla Burlesque show yet, you’re missing out.

And now you have two opportunities – Fridays at 7pm or the regular midnight show.

Arrive early – seats go pretty quickly, but they are well worth the wait.

See you there!

MJ’s Burlesque Review

Yesterday I got the chance to see a dance show.

Yay me!

MC ZedI took a short break from blogging and sorting to check out the show.

MJ’s has long been a favorite venue of mine and I am never disappointed by their shows.

The shows are definitely ‘adult’ in nature, but I love the bawdy humor.

Zed is the MC of the show and is a master of sarcastic/snarky/hilarious comments.

As Zed reminded everyone, MJ’s encourages heckling, and the audience chatter adds so much to the show.

The last several shows have included guest dancers.

Today MJ opened the show with a saucy little routine to a Gwen Stefani song.

MJ always finds the most interesting costumes.

MJ 1I love the hands on this sexy number.

One of the things I like about MJ’s is that they use emotes.

Not huge, long emotes that overwhelm chat, but just enough to tell a little story to go with each act.

I also like the way the venue is set up at MJ’s.

The stage is big, but not huge, so the dancers don’t get lost.

And the smaller size lends itself to a more intimate feel for the audience.

AuraAfter MJ, the secret guest dancer!

Aura Fitzgerald (from Sinner’s Burlesque) was the guest dancer.

I don’t remember what song she danced to, but the routine was amazing.

I love the set design and the special fx she used added just the right touch.

I am always appreciative when dancers spend time on the little details.

After Aura’s number, Zed had a hilarious number set in a bakery.

However, I keep the pictures PG for the blog, and I just couldn’t find an angle that didn’t show off way too much flesh. ๐Ÿ˜€

MJ 2I enjoy Zed’s dry sense of humor immensely, and her emotes had me rolling on the floor.

Since I can’t show you what you’re missing, you’ll just have to go to the next show and find out for yourself!

The last act of the night was MJ, with a dark and witchy routine.

If you look closely, you’ll see MJ dancing in the flames, and poor Zed twitching in the background.

As you can see, the special fx were amazing in this routine as well.

MJ’s doesn’t have a regular schedule of shows, so be sure to join their group or hit up their subscriber to stay informed.