Le Cirque de Nuit – Idle Rogue

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Auditions announced for the 2016 performances of Le Cirque de Nuit.

This is one of Guerilla Burlesque’s/Idle Rogue’s most successful dance show, and I highly recommend it.

If you like the circus, acrobatics, steampunk, monochromatic art, art, dance, Victoriana, or any combination thereof, you will love this show!

Dancers – run, don’t walk to the link below and check out all the requirements. 🙂

Source: Le Cirque de Nuit – Idle Rogue

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. 😀

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. 😛

Happy Dancing!!!

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. 🙂

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. 🙂

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

There were skulls, treasure, and, of course, booty. 😛

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!

Guerilla Burlesque at 7pm

RL and SL have been extremely busy at the same time lately, which is a rare occurrence for me (thank goodness!).

I am stealing a few moments to sit down and put together a blog post.

Hopefully I will have more time over the next few days to sit down and actually write out all the thoughts that have been rumbling around in my head for the last several days. 🙂

I haven’t made it to many dance shows lately, but I have managed to catch a couple over this last week.

I made it to ExtravaDanza’s Disney show, and I made it to Guerilla Burlesque’s first 7pm SLT show on Friday.

Yes, you read that right – a Guerilla Burlesque show at 7pm!!

I, for one, was excited to hear this, because I just can’t make the midnight Friday shows.

GB 1Guerilla Burlesque is known around the grid for their performances, including the very successful “Le Cirque De Nuit” production.

For their midnight shows, it’s typical that guests begin to arrive an hour before the show to ensure a seat, as the sim can fill incredibly fast.

The 7pm show was no different.

The show began with a performance by Gloriana Maertens, a beautiful forest fairy scene.

The set was gorgeous and the particle effects added to the ethereal feel of the number.

The next number was quite a switch, going from the soft beauty of a forest scene to the hard edges of a techno set.

There aren’t many male dancers on the grid, so it’s always a nice change of pace to see one.

GB 2Dancing to “Dangerous,” Oodlemi Noodle made great use of animated textures to help set the scene.

I think there was a bit of a lag hiccup at the beginning of the number (not surprising with a full sim).

However, once the lag was kicked into submission, it was a very enjoyable performance.

The next set was the highlight of the show for me.

The absence of mirrors in SL (while understandable) is something I wish weren’t so.

GB 3I’ve seen a lot of talented photographers do amazing things with Photoshop to make it appear as if there are working mirrors in SL.

I’ve had an idea for using mirrored dances running around in my head for quite a while, but haven’t had the chance to put it together.

Instead, I got to watch Chewie do an amazing routine to ‘Mirrors.’

I love, love, love the angle of this shot.

I know how the effect was achieved, but isn’t it cool?!

I was snapping away madly, trying to get the ‘perfect’ shot, and this one comes pretty close. 🙂

GB 4The set is very minimal and forces the audience to focus on the performers.

I love how something simple can have such an impact.

The next performers were Aubreya and Azabella.

Aubreya’s routine was set in a not very nice neighborhood (can I say ghetto?).

I’m glad my husband was watching over my shoulder, or I would have missed a very cool part of the number.

As she danced from one end of the set to the other, the neighborhood began to change and became a very well-kept street scene.

I would love to show you a before/after, but alas, the shots I thought I had taken seem to be missing from my photo folder. 😦

I didn’t get a good shot of Azabella’s number either, unfortunately, as I was distracted by all the twitching, dismembered people in the windows behind her. *shudders*

It was a very cool (if rather unsettling) effect.

GB 6The last performance I saw was Zahra dancing to a song by Melody Gardot.

I had never heard of Melody before, but I am now a huge fan.

I absolutely love her voice – reminiscent of Nina Simone, Norah Jones, and Adele.

Zahra did a great routine to ‘Love Me Like a River Does.’

I love the end of the set – the soft moonlight shining down as she dances.

I think there was one more number after Zahra, but pesky RL called me away and I didn’t get to see it.

If you haven’t seen a Guerilla Burlesque show before, run, don’t walk, to the next one!

They just had auditions recently and I am excited to see what new performers they have found.

I’ve already marked next week’s show on my calender so I won’t miss it.

Hope to see you there! 😀

News Flash

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Just a quick post to share a couple of news bits from the last day or so:

Rachel Young, creator of the Barre HUD, has announced she will be leaving SL and making the Barre open source.  See here for details.

It’s Tuesday, so that means a new Tool Tip video from the folks at Firestorm.

This one is about contact sets – lots of good information!

Guerilla Burlesque has announced their new cast/season – see here for details.

I’ve been working on my photography skills, but I’m looking for subjects.

So if you’d like to be a guinea pig and get some free photos in the process, hit me up! 😀

Last but not least, it’s FAT TUESDAY!!

So party like it’s Mardi Gras, because tomorrow begins Lent.

Enjoy your Tuesday, everyone!

Le Cirque de Nuit Encore Performances April 19th

Check out my review of Le Cirque de Nuit here.  It’s an amazing show and one you shouldn’t miss.

Due to popular demand, they are doing two encore shows on April 19th (that’s this Saturday) at 7pm and 10pm SLT.  If you haven’t seen it – GO!!!

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Le Cirque de Nuit

I’m really looking forward to this weekend!  Not only do I have tickets for Paradise Lost, I am planning to attend the newest Guerilla Burlesque production ‘Le Cirque de Nuit.’

‘Le Cirque’ is loosely based on Erin Morgenstern’s book ‘The Night Circus.’  It’s a wonderful read, if you are looking for a good book. 🙂

Check out GB’s blog post about the show here.

If you plan to attend, come early and pare down your scripts!

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