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2014/10/23

Stage-Side Manners

Well I didn't know what else to title this post. But I feel its paramount and in the common interest. I try to blog on issues that have value to others and the topics almost always results from me having heard the topic voiced from more than 1 individual. This is a case where  I have heard from multiple people on this issue. I am meant to be the voice of those crying out.

I tend to blog on things that are a bit controversial that nobody wants to bring up due to dance-community-political-correctness.

To  producers out there and representatives of products and anyone of similar stature...being courteous counts a lot. I have heard from a least a half dozen individuals (dancers/choreos) who have opted NOT to become involved with a troupe because the producer chose to ignore their messages or were curt with them when they did.

You may not be aware that your **** stinks so I am trying to make you aware that if you find you are having a hard time attracting, hiring and/or   keeping dancers, this may well be the reason. Ask people you trust if your stage-side manners are respectable. It is simply a case of being nice, showing respect, and 'doing the right thing' at the right place and time. If you wear your *** on your shoulders and that's just how its got to be then please ignore this post, but for those of you who are trying to build an ongoing theatrical concern, and wonder why people treat you as if your anti-antiperspirant is failing, then this might be the wake-up call you needed. 

I hope I never get like that. If I do, tell me, "Yummy, you didn't answer me, I sent you an IM. Why are you blowing me off?. Why don't you speak to me?" And i will cower and apologize and will do better. 

I guess it can work both ways. Dancers need to show respect too. Yep I'm guilty as a performer. I missed a show practice and didn't tell the producer. I had gotten called into some temp. work, since i was out of work for a long while before that time I guess I got so excited, that I got my priorities backwards. SL 1st then RL. Anyways... They played the "C" card on me. Told me that so-and-so let them know they would be missing practice and they were dying of cancer. I almost wished I was dying too just to avoid the embarrassment. Wow. I looked in my excuses bag, dying relatives, national emergency, dog ate my internet cable, but couldn't com close to matching the "C" card. I could have played the race card. But essentially I was out of cards. Suffice it to say i got the cold shoulder from them and their mate for years over that incident.

But on a more serious note, had I took the time to call in sick, I could have avoided ill will and a friendship burgeoning friendship. Who knew? 

So if you are a show producer and you find yourself losing performers as fast as you are gaining them...or if you have a product and wonder why people are not upgrading, or expanding into other product offerings, this may be a culprit. Now if you have too much business and you are using the cold-shoulder to help whittle down the number of support calls ,then that makes sense to me. After all there are only so many hours in the day. Damn whiny customers!

Play nice.

Yummy



2014/10/22

Les Tribes by Blue Velvet


The Royal Opera House, and the dance company Blue Velvet, is proud to announce a new show!  It will be on Sunday, November 9, at 2pm SLT.

A variety show including a tribute to "Les Troyens", natives tribes, and fantasy world.  Delicate mesh sets, and Spot On choreography for a great show.  Bring friends and family to an afternoon in the Opera House. 

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oceanea/63/68/31

LE JARDIN DE PARIS "NOTRE-DAME DES PARISII"


LE JARDIN DE PARIS

A way to reach stars :)

Friday 24th of October 2014

╔═══════  ✩  12:30 PM SLT - 21:30 France ✩ ═══  ✩
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║                 ♨  NOTRE-DAME DES PARISII  ♨


▶ Reservation only !! It's easy and free : IM DameLessage Igaly...

All our shows are translated in English :)

http://troupe.paris1900.net
https://www.facebook.com/TroupeDuJardinDeParis

SPIRIT LIGHT DANCE COMPANY "DECADES...ONE"


                                    *** SPIRIT LIGHT DANCE COMPANY ***
                                                    INVITES YOU TO 
                                           THEIR UNIQUE PERFORMANCE 
                                                            OF                                  
                                        
    ¸.•´¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨) (`'·.¸(`'·.¸***** DECADES...ONE ***** ¸.·'´) ¸.·'´)  (¨*•.¸ (¨*•.¸`•.¸  
                        
    
    A NOSTALGIC EXPERIENCE OF  MUSIC AND DANCE THROUGH THE 30s, 40s & 50s
    
This show is the first of two shows depicting how music and dance changed through the Decades from the 1930s to the 1980s. The first show is now ready !


                                             SUN 26th OCTOBER
                                 
                           NOON SLT ~  RESERVATIONS ONLY - 250L
                                   
                                             Contact Misha 6942
                                     Please leave a notecard if she is
                                    Off line.. She will get back to you 
                                         
                                             
                                             
                                             SHOW ETIQUETTE
    
You must arrive at least 30 mins before the show begins to allow your computer and viewer to cache all the sets, props, costumes and dance animations. Please try and keep your scripts below 50, so that we can minimise lag conditions.

On arrival at the Theatre, please collect a program and select your seat, your reservation will allow you to sit anywhere you choose in the Theatre, unless there is a reserved sign over the seat. Please be seated then fix your camera to frame the stage, so that pre-show priming will take best affect.

Please turn on your music player, listen to the advice given, and watch the text in local chat, on setting your viewer for the show, and ways to achieve maximum enjoyment of the production.

After the show we invite you to join with the company in dancing at the terrace of Light, to celebrate and socialise. We hope to see you there!



                      SEATING IS LIMITED FOR BEST AUDIENCE EXPERIENCE SO
                      
             ***** RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT *****
            
                                   ***** PLEASE ENJOY THE SHOW *****
                                
                         ¸.•´¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨) (`'·.¸(`'·.¸  ¸.·'´) ¸.·'´)  (¨*•.¸ (¨*•.¸`•.¸  
                        (¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`•               •`¯¨• ¸¸ `•. `•.¸) `•.¸) 
    

2014/10/21

The Night Theater Presents "Wonderfully Wicked"


The Night Theater is happy to present to you  our Halloween show "Wonderfully Wicked". 
It´s that most spooky time of the year. Get in your spookiest gear ( mind the scripting....) and come help us break our new theater in with some Wicked dance-numbers put together by the Dream dancers. Please arrive about 30 min before showtime to allow for caches to catch up before show. And stick around after for some dance and maby explore the haunted house across the lake.


Showdates

Sunday          26th October 1pm slt 

Wednesday   29th October 1pm slt

Saturday        1st November 1 pm sl


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dusty/188/176/24

2014/10/20

Its 7pm SLT. Do you know where your troupe is?

Why is 7pm such a coveted time slot? 

Venues, old and especially new venues, choose it as the the holy grail of time-slots. A few days ago there were 4 events happening at this time. Well if there are 50,000 people in SL and assuming they all went to shows and 50 a pop, we could support 1,000 burlesque shows, so in theory, there's room for another 996 venues at that time, best (or worst) case scenario, depending on your viewpoint

Well lets see, if its 7pm SLT (Los Angeles/San Francisco) then its:

10pm EST New York

3am  Great Britain

4am  Holland

11am Tokyo

9am Christmas Island

1pm Kingston AU.

Hmmm.

Maybe this time-slot has been determined to have the best chance of maximum club attendance?

If the holidays repeat as the most popular time to open up new social attractions in SL, then expect to see even more new clubs opening. Why? Because people have time off. And its a happy time. People are pumped. More people in SL. A time of social gatherings. Holiday bonuses. Brand new spiffy, souped up computers and/or graphic cards under the xmas-tree. Money as a gift.

So I would expect to see more venues vying for that coveted time slot. Some of us ardent followers will have to make a choice. How will we choose? Well I will choose the path less traveled. At least one-time. Curious. Excited to see something new. Get inspiration.

Will there be a shakeout? If you have to choose between shows with competing time slots, what would be the deciding factors? Big over small? Old over new? Adult over mature? Extravaganza over pure-dance? Full-production over traditional burlesque? If you are new and compete for that time-slot you better bring your A game...just sayin. Well maybe not so worried if you are targeting the Klingon audience with Klingon based acts and Klingon subtitles as they have no entertainment offering that i know of,  so you would seal that niche and own it.

Decisions, decisions.


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The Best in SL.

I've seen countless new troupes and venues boast that they are the best burleseque offering in all of SL, ever!!!. Hmmm. How does that happen if you've never performed? I am not doubting that you are or are not. Just curious if this works on people. 

"I wasn't going to see you because you're new, but since you say you are the best, you changed my mind and now I'm going to see this new show that says they are the best but have never performed because, why would they lie to me? ". Maybe it works.?  Maybe just saying "new" implies average? If you add the word 'best', then it gives us the impression that you have to be good or believe you are good so there's a chance you might be, out of the gate??? But why not say great? Not sure if its been given much thought but if we only go see the best then we are only see 1 show a month; or at most 1 a week. That 'truly best' venue and no others.

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Advertising

What's missing? And noticeably so? Blatant, overt, advertising! Good or bad? Well admittedly less stressful, dramatic, and self-serving. Now its just venues advertising their shows. Thats self-serving you say? Hmm... That is a form of advertising but most likely something we can all agree on is for the good of the, well a/the major new dominant component of, the dance community. 

Not ever sure what the casual club dancer finds of benefit as there didn't seem to be much of an offering for them, and yet I thought they had, maybe still do, boast the majority of the membership in numbers? Shows dominate the DQ blog-waves.

So its unofficially official that new stuff, if you have it and wish it to be known, must appear elsewhere. Less obtrusive. There is that Dance News area in the sidebar. Checking...hmm...only one listing. Guess its not that popular. Well mind you I am not complaining, I 'm a team-player acknowledging the 'greater good' and am just mentioning the white elephant in the room. 

===============P.S. This is the new me trying to blog shorter posts. Don't know how long this will last. Nobody asked me to. I am just trying it on for size. Its like tying to quit smoking. Ok I quit several times. I was a seasoned quitter. But they kept telling me that quitters never win. So I would start up again. Ok I finally quit for good decades. Ok 2, ago. So that would make me, gets out her calculator,....turning 21. I started very early.

Yummy


2014/10/18

Starlite Dancers Present "Cabaret Spectacular"


EVERY OTHER MONYDAY
NEXT SHOW OCT 20TH, 7PM SLT

See Blog Calendar for More Show Dates!
http://starlitetheater.blogspot.com

Starlite Theater proudly present you with an evening of entertainment sure to be a crowd pleaser! Featuring a rotating cast of Amazing artists performing everything from creative solo dances to large high energy routines. You don't want to miss it! Doors open at 6:30 PM SLT.

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cocoon/21/42/818

Video Channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSla1iWalOWWsLRAFD47DGg

2014/10/15

LE JARDIN DE PARIS "Arabian Nights"


LE JARDIN DE PARIS  

A lovely musical tale :)

Friday 17th of October 2014

╔═══════  ✩  12:30 PM SLT - 21:30 France ✩ ═══  ✩
╫◈                   
║            ★·.·´`·.·✰..  Arabian Nights   ..✰·.·´`·.·★


▶ Reservation only !! It's easy and free : IM DameLessage Igaly...

All our shows are translated in English :)

http://troupe.paris1900.net
https://www.facebook.com/TroupeDuJardinDeParis