Inarra Saarinen sent the following:
BALLET PIXELLE LIVE IN REAL LIFE
Ballet Pixelle performed live in real life Japan on February 14, 2014. The troupe participated in TPAM. TPAM is an international platform for performing arts professionals that includes participants who share interest in and passion for creation, promotion, development, dissemination, exchange, critique, and study of contemporary performing arts.
Inarra Saarinen, Ballet Pixelle's artistic director, and dancer Luci Yokosuka, gave the presentation in Yokohama, Japan. Other dancers in Second Life demonstrated various moves that showed some of the unique capabilities and movement that virtual dance can provide, along with how physical dance can be replicated and brought into and performed in the virtual environment. They then performed Act II of "Archidance", an homage to past and present key choreographers and dancers, using ballet and modern dance movement.
Inarra Saarinen choreographed "Archidance" and Aiyana Tripsa, Patros Zifer, Tik Merlin, and Vivienne Darcy performed. The music, "Requiem", was composed and performed by Kurt Bestor.
Ballet Pixelle also was shown in real life London, England on March 4, 2014.
Ballet Pixelle will be performing live in real life Berlin, Germany on April 13, 2014. The troupe is one of 15 invited guest companies in the Berlin Games Festival, sponsored by the Computer Games Museum, as part of the International Games Week (http://computerspielemuseum.de/1363_Gamefest.htm). The Company will be performing on a giant screen set up in the park. Stay tuned for details!
Ballet Pixelle's web site is: balletpixelle.org