Friday, January 19, 2018

Men in Motion January Show

Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 3pm SLT

Men In Motion was originally created to highlight the skills and talent of men from many different dance troupes from all over the grid.   It is open to all male dancers in the dance community.  The show is produced by Sebastian Bourne, with the help of Tristan Lyonesse, Corri Lobo, Antonio and a few others.

Men In Motion performs three times a year usually.  January, June, and Movember. The Movember Foundation.  https://us.movember.com/  Even though this site link goes to the US site, the Foundation itself is international.  MIM has raised funds for the Movember Foundation for the past three years.

Please join us Saturday afternoon as some extremely talented men show us their skills. Directing that afternoon will be, Devlin Delwood, Adam Magic, Con Lorefield, Melvis Baum, Si De Brit, Gunner VonPhoenix, Ryan Sawyer, Kyser Mynx, Ray Lobo & Sebastian Bourne.

Some upcoming dates for the Men In Motion here in Second Life will be
June 9th @ 3pm
August 18th - Beach Party
Movember Event - Nov 1st - 11th - Show, Nov 10th @ 3pm
December 29th - Winter Gala

FB PAGE - https://www.facebook.com/groups/142643119547556/
BLOG - https://meninmotionblog.wordpress.com/
FLICKR - https://www.flickr.com/photos/161955153@N02/

Come early.  We always fill the sim by about 30 min before the show.

Your ride to the show!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Two Debauche Shows This Weekend!




Saturday 20th January 2018 1pm SLT

Debauche return once more to the beautiful, purpose \-built theater at Rookswood today.
Beautiful surroundings, beautiful girls, beautiful dancing. Debauche!
Dress is semi-formal, and you are urged to arrive early as this is a very popular venue.
See you there!

Debauche
xxx

Your limo awaits!



Sunday 21st January 2018 1pm SLT

Debauche perform again in the familiar and comfortably lovely surrounding of their Home Theater today.
Always a brilliant atmosphere, lively audiences, and so much fun!
Classy fun, naturally!
See you at our Home Theater Sunday 21st January at 1pm SLT

Debauche
xxx

Come join us!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Muse Dance Company presents Fiddler on the Roof


Fiddler on the Roof, a musical

Fiddler on the Roof returns to the Muse Theater! This Tony-winning production, being presented by the | muse | dance company features stunning movements and dance by choreographer Anu Papp. Mark your calendars! You don't want to this all time favorite show!

Sunday February 18, 2018 @ 9 am SLT
Sunday February 25, 2018 @ 9 am SLT

Here's your limo!



Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Grand Opening Show of Dancing Desires


Dancing Desires Official Grand Opening show!  After a successful special event show, Dancing Desires has opened its doors in a lovely theater with choreographers from all around the grid.  The show is full of energy and promises that it will be unforgettable! Please come and help us celebrate!

January 21st at 2pm



Monday, January 15, 2018

Wanted: Performers for Fantasy Faire!

Love Fantasy and Role Play? Love Art and literature? Love Magic New Worlds to explore? Want to be part of this kind of magical Event and support Relay for Life doing so? Then apply to perform at the Fantasy Faire 2018!

This year the Faire celebrates 10 years and it will be a grand affair!
The Fairelands have already started stretching and yawning, and soon they will wake from slumber yet again and we want you to join us there. The Faire opens on April the 19th and ends on April the 29th and we will have over a week of events to fill.

Want to know more about the Fantasy Faire and about previous years? Have a look here:

https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/press-release-2017/

We are looking for performers of all kinds to do full shows of different kinds. From Theater to particle shows and dance performances, the stage will be yours. What we ask is that the shows have a Fantasy Theme and are semi family friendly.

For more details, contact Aelva Resident and fill out the application note card included in the notice sent 1-15-2018 and send to her by March 15th.


We'll meet and see you at the Faire!



Sunday, January 14, 2018

Don't make me call the Dance Police, Take 17

Every week or so, I look back through the photos of Second Life dance performance that I’ve posted on Flickr.

Sometimes, I smile.
Sometimes, I wince.
And then there’s the times... well... you know...

I like to call this portion of our trip:
Don’t Make Me Call The Dance Police.


Noir Neverland - January 11 2018
You'll catch your death out there! Go get an umbrella!

Noir Neverland - January 11 2018
The Jell-o hasn't rezzed yet. (Or is this mud-wrestling?)

Noir Neverland - January 11 2018
Yeah, that's gonna be a ticket. (For the sheep)

Elysium Cabaret - January 12 2018
GET OFF OF THE POLICE CAR!

Elysium Cabaret - January 12 2018
Or your facelights.

Dance Queens Showcase - Word Challenge - January 13 2018
Sesame Street is so confusing these days. Do the kids get this stuff? I think they're explaining the alphabet. Or soup. Not sure.

Dance Queens Showcase - Word Challenge - January 13 2018
Farmville: The Dance Number

Dance Queens Showcase - Word Challenge - January 13 2018
Do any of the voices tell you to hurt people? Because you shouldn't listen to them.

Phoenix Dance Team - January 13 2018
Jokes aside, this act by Fafnir at Phoenix was really cool. I hope he runs it again.

Phoenix Dance Team - January 13 2018
Weirdest police lineup ever.

Phoenix Dance Team - January 13 2018
WILMA!

Phoenix Dance Team - January 13 2018
This act has literally gone sideways.

Phoenix Dance Team - January 13 2018
Sometimes, I like to take pictures of the tiny people that live in my refrigerator.

A&M Mocap - January 13 2018
Meanwhile, in Hawaii...

A&M Mocap - January 13 2018
And Hawaii-Five-Oh, afterwards.

Oasis - January 14 2018
Welcome to the Seventies. (Can I go back now?)

Club Image - January 14 2018
That can't be the Dance Police. We're usually better about hitting dancers when we drive into a crowd.

Club Image - January 14 2018
Diawa, and her +2 Staff of... um... something... Money or Fireballs or something.

A&M Mocap - January 13 2018
The Mocap Maniacs, living up to their name, began their new space program by throwing dancers at the moon.

A&M Mocap - January 13 2018
... ... ... ... (hold on... one moment... and...) pssst, Web. (piano)

Debauche- January 14 2018
If Trump is building a fence to keep them out, I say tear it down!

Debauche- January 14 2018
This guy gets all the best gigs. *sigh*

Debauche- January 14 2018
It took me a minute to realize those were just circles and lines, and not some subtle way of spelling "Pop" or "Poop."

Winds of the Sahara - January 14 2018
Where's the tipjar?

Debauche- January 14 2018
Best seat in the house.

Winds of the Sahara - January 14 2018
FLIPPER PHOTOBOMB!

Winds of the Sahara - January 14 2018
Who has two thumbs and is now staff? This bot. (I'll be getting in touch with y'all about updating dancer and group profiles, okay? But, please, let me hear all of your angst and drama in IMs... it's what I live for.)

Thank you, and stay tuned next Sunday for the next thrilling episode.

"Hey. It's Cave. Someone's not daaaancing. Come on. You know the law - testing IS NOT a dance exemption. Don't make me call the dance police"
- Cave Johnson, Portal 2 Perpetual Testing Initiative Expansion Pack.

PS: I've made some improvements to Mt. Edloe and the Bad Luck Streak Gallery. There's now a lot more showcased items. Also, the slideshows allow you to click through the contents, which are stored in reverse chronological order so the newest items appear first. They're all set to sale for 0L so you can get the full perms textures. Finally, the slideshows are in alphabetical order so you can find them more easily.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

A&M Mocap Maniacs

We welcome you to our monthly performances at the A&M Theater featuring the incredible dance animations of A&M MOCAP Dance Works.  We have 5 talented choreographers to bring you an eclectic mix of music and dance in our redesigned theater.  We end the show with a set of dances for you to join us.

We look forward to seeing you!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mocap%20Dancer/49/204/505

January raffle!


L$2000 VALUE RAFFLE PRIZE!!
Talented videographer, AndyTez Dumpling has graciously donated 

A ONE ACT RECORDING SESSION from 


Dumpling Recordings


You've seen Andy's work on video upload sites around the internet, now it's your chance to have one of your own!

Winner's recording will be uploaded to Google drive and be available for a few weeks.   (The winner may download their own copy for personal use including uploading to YouTube)

Visit the Raffle Board and have a click!
The entry fee is L$25 and all proceeds go to Dance Queens
(this helps pay for the 1/4 sim tier)
The drawing is at MIDNIGHT 31JAN18 
Entrance limited to Dance Queens members

Congratulations, SarahRho!
Last month's winner of the L$1000 gift certificate to Snyc'D Animations!



Friday, January 12, 2018

Debauche Shows This Weekend

Saturday 13th January, 1pm SLT

Debauche return once more to the truly beautiful ballroom at Tryst. Such amazing surroundings for us this week.

Come join us as we unveil more new and exciting dance routines in this fantastic setting... and thrill with a few familiar favorites.

That's Saturday 13th January at 1pm SLT

Dress semi-formal


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Debauche bring their raunchy, sexy and always classy magic back to Mavenhurst Opera house. A splendid theater for a very splendid show.

Come join us in a very familiar but glorious setting and find out what Debauche is all about.

Love to see you there

Sunday 14th January, 1pm SLT

Dress formal

Your Limo to the Event





Whymsee Noir - Let's Dance!



Join us on Saturday, January 13, 2018, starting at 6 pm SLT, for Let's Dance at Whymsee Noir: Burly Night! We're dusting off our corsets and top hats this week, and as always, the show is choreographed and designed with YOU in mind! Let's master the art of the tease together on Saturday starting at 6 pm, 'cause it wouldn't be the same to show how we burlesque without YOU!

For the Let's Dance show, we trade in our sets for MORE dancing and LESS wait time between songs! There will be lots of wiggling, dancing, physics, and a little dazzle thrown in for good measure! Dance along with us or have a seat in our comfy chairs, we like it when you watch! No naked avatars, just dancing. Come to the show and see what all the fuss is about!

Your Ride to the Show!

Phoenix Dance Team - NEW TIME!

We're back after the spending the holiday's with family and friends. However, this time.. we have changed our show time to 5pm !! We can't wait to show you what we've been doing to kick off the New Year. Of course we are honored to have with us this week guest dancers Lynxa Wilde and Misha. Our wonderful babbling DJ Cara will be there to welcome you and provide all of the music. After the show.. DJ Vlad will be out in our garden gazebo to entertain us during our after party. So grab those friends and family and head over to the Phoenix Theater on Saturday for some fun, laughter and dance.

Directors of the night will be:
Fafnir Kiranov
Gracie Lyonesse ( Debuting as a Phoenix Dance Member )
JP Damien
Immy Porthos
Lily Pussycat
Taema Mynx
Vanity Black
Zach & Ame Starostin

Texture design done by Immy Porthos

http://maps.secondlife.com/second…/SkyBeam%20Stowaway/…/1303

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Firestorm Quick Preferences

Hi there. I thought I'd post something helpful instead of the usual Dance Police stuff I post.

I love Firestorm ( <3 Jess!). But I really hate having to dig deep into Firestorm menus to find a control that I want. And I can't remember all of the shortcut keys in the viewer. So, I incorporate some of them into my Quick Preferences menu.

If you don't have Quick Preferences on your toolbar, right-click your toolbar, select Toolbar Buttons, and then drag Quick Preferences to your toolbar.

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Okay, let's open it...

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Quick Preferences provides easy access to Windlight settings and other helpful controls. That way, you can quickly change to Midnight and turn off Name Tags for an act.

But there's a few more controls on mine than the standard Quick Preferences menu.

Here's some settings that I've found useful:
  • ShadowRenderShadowDetail: Quick control of shadows. You'll need to make this an Integer slider, Minimum of 0, Max of 2.
  • NameTagShowGroupTitles: Quickly turn on and off group titles over avatar heads.
  • RenderDepthOfField: So much easier than digging into preferences and finding the right tab when I want Depth of Field.
  • AutoLeveling: I use a Spacenavigator for my photos, and sometimes I want a weird angle for a photo. But I also want to go back to simple leveling during performances. (I've macroed the right button to do Control ~ for quick snapshots, but that's for another post.)
  • ChatConsoleFontSize & ChatFontSize: I dock my laptop to a 4K monitor at home, so the chat can be hard to read. Makes it easy to adjust.
  • ConsoleBackgroundOpacity: To quickly adjust the text background for Nearby Chat based on the scenery.
  • TranslateChat: So I can quickly turn on and turn off translations in the viewer via Bing Translation through my Microsoft Azure account. (This is not the same as translation HUDs.)
And I've removed LookAt Target and Color Under Cursor because I never use them. (I should remove Avatar Physics and LOD Factor... I never use them either)

How did I do that? Well, Firestorm's website talks about customizing those controls here: http://wiki.phoenixviewer.com/fs_quick_preferences

Let me demonstrate...

1. Click the wrench button in the lower-right corner of the menu. You're now in edit mode.

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2. Click the plus button. A NewControl control will appear.

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3. Change the name of the control in the edit field to a meaningful label.

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4. From the drop-down menu that says === Choose ===, select the desired debug setting to control.

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You can find a list of the debug settings at Firestorm's website: http://wiki.phoenixviewer.com/fs_debug_global Or you can scroll through them in the Debug Settings menu under Menu Bar >> Advanced >> Show Debug Settings (shortcut is Control-Alt-Shift-S).

Yes, that list looks scary, and some of those settings will break your Firestorm viewer. But I've listed a few relatively safe ones above that you can play with.

5. The appropriate Type setting should appear. Radio buttons best handle Booleans (On/Off or True/False), Sliders make for simple controls for number values, etc.

6. To save your change, close the Quick Preferences tab, then reopen it.

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Other things you can do...

  • If you want to change the name of a control, click the wrench icon, click the control and then change the name in the edit field. (For example, you can change Draw Distance to just Draw.)
  • If you want to get rid of a control, click the trash can icon next to it.
  • If you want to reorder your controls, click a control and then click an up or down arrow in the lower-left part of the Quick Preferences menu.
  • And if you want to go back to your original controls, click the wrench button and then click the Reset button.

For those of you who have already modified your Quick Preferences menu, what settings do you find useful in dance performances and other situations?

UPDATES:

I was asked if this can be used with Singulatiry... I don't see a customization menu for Singularity's Quick Preferences, but you can file a maintenance case over at Singularity's site, or you could roll up your sleeves and hack on the XML files that they use to build the menus and modals. (Okay, that's kind of... well... dangerous and difficult)

Oh, and about Firestorm's Quick Preferences, here's a suggestion from the crowd:

  • HighResSnapshot: This toggles the High-Res Snapshot option, which doubles the width and height of the frame before capturing a photo.


Any others?

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Performers Wanted! Rise, Resist, Unite!

Performers of SL, Join the rise for equal rights for Women everywhere!

On February 14th, Valentines day we will have our yearly 24 hr manifestation in SL.

4 sims of information, Art, Poetry, Live music, DJs & Performances give an event packed 24 hours of fun and contemplation.

This coincides with the Real Life, worldwide manifestation that you can read more of below.

Want to be part of it? Do you have a show you would like to perform? Or an act or 1 to join a variety show?

Please fill out the The Application NC included in the notice sent out and return to Aelva Resident by January the 25th and I will have a lineup of performances ready by January 31st. To retrieve the application note card after the notice, go to Dance Queens group info in world and click on past notices, they will be available for 2 weeks. You can also contact Aelva or Web Sass for the application.

Further information will be sent upon signup.

Due to the nature of this event, we ask for no nudity, violence or sexual nature in the performances. There is a wide range in the visitors and the event may be considered PG, a safe zone for all, so we wish you respect this aspect of it.

If you are curious about this movement, and see what we have done last couple of years, you can read more on the links below:

https://onebillionrisingsl.wordpress.com/

https://www.onebillionrising.org/

Come for the free food, but stay for the...free food!

Jonesing for a dance fix after an intense weekend of shows? 
 

We all know that traditionally dance shows are not scheduled on Tuesdays, right?  Well, perhaps we don't /all/ know, but _I_ know and I'm keeping up with it so that you don't have to.  It's what I do.

What I don't know is why!  It just happens to be.  This is one of the great mysteries of the world, riiiiiight up there with Jimmy Hoffa and miracles (shudder).  Oh, sure every now and then, especially during the holiday season, it happens, but not all that often otherwise.  Perhaps it's because they follow the aforementioned intense weekends of shows...  Ponder.  That sorta leaves the hardcore dance junkies floundering.

Fear not! 

For your staff at Dance Queens is hosting a get-together tonight, and every Tuesday night - drop by the Dance Park his evening around 7 o'clock for an hour of pure chill with other dance enthusiasts.  No mess, no stress - just hang.

Our DJ for this evening?  Our own Ame Starostin, who is also responsible for the new singles and couples dance balls - thanks, Ames!   Web's gonna throw some Nathan's dogs on the grill and I'm bringing the potato salad - no egg!



Monday, January 8, 2018

January Winds of The Sahara Shows

Sunday's, January 14th, 21st & 28th at 5pm SLT

Each Sunday we have a shiny, new show at Winds of the Sahara Theater.  Our dances range from burlesque to performance art and you are sure to be amazed at all of the wonder that sets, costumes and music can create. We'll put sparkles in your eyes and leave sequins on your shirt collars. 
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January 21st
Theme Week

Don't try to adjust your colors on your screen...the dancers have put together an amazing show for you, building all the sets and putting together all the costumes in black and white. Once a month we step into a new theme that will wow and amaze you. Come and join us for an evening of fun that will put sparkles in your eyes and leave sequins on your shirt collars. Join us by dressing in theme if you wish! See you there!

Click for Your Ride to the Theater!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Don't Make Me Call The Dance Police, Take 16

Every week or so, I look back through the photos of Second Life dance performance that I’ve posted on Flickr.

Sometimes, I smile.
Sometimes, I wince.
And then there’s the times... well... you know...

I like to call this portion of our trip:
Don’t Make Me Call The Dance Police.

When developing photos, don't forget to take off your facelight...
Not a lot of shots this week. Sorry.

Idle Rogue - Oxygene - January 1 2018
Click... click... click... I'm not dancing yet!

Idle Rogue - Oxygene - January 1 2018
Welcome to Poseball Jail.

RIPA - Nutcracker and The Mouse King - January 4 2018
Pitching a tent under the big top, are we?

RIPA - Nutcracker and The Mouse King - January 4 2018
It's like the proposals at the ballgame, except she says Yes instead of saying No and throwing a ten-dollar beer in his face.

RIPA - Nutcracker and The Mouse King - January 4 2018
The Hulk went on a diet.

RIPA - Nutcracker and The Mouse King - January 4 2018
"If this is a nutcracker, where are his nu-"
"Um, how about a pony instead?"

RIPA - Nutcracker and The Mouse King - January 4 2018
Never leave food on the stage.

RIPA - Nutcracker and The Mouse King - January 4 2018
I'm trying to make a Mice + ISIS joke here... Miceis? Too soon?

Winds of the Sahara - January 7 2018
Check their artistic licenses, officer!

RIPA - Nutcracker and The Mouse King - January 4 2018
I bet her drycleaning bills are a bitch.

Noir Neverland - January 4 2018
... what is that man doing to the jukebox?

Winds of the Sahara - January 7 2018
Turning over a new leaf for the New Year?

Winds of the Sahara - January 7 2018
Ah, yes. Arkhamesh Alysum. Where they put the hardest repeat offenders.

Noir Neverland - January 4 2018
I'd like a two-piece flamingo meal, coleslaw and a biscuit... in fact, let me catch that one out there.

Elysium Cabaret - January 5 2018
It's not that he holds his hand over the candle flame, but he does it so dramatically.

Elysium Cabaret - January 5 2018
Register to vote, or this man will menace you until you do.

Paramount Grand Theatre - January 6 2018
pssst. Web. (piano)

Paramount Grand Theatre - January 6 2018
This is why you remove scripted items before a show... they may just dance on their own.

(there's one I can't post here because... well... NSFW.)

Debauche - January 7 2018
Oh, she is most certainly not XY...

Debauche - January 7 2018
Call tech support!

Debauche - January 7 2018
Yes. Yes, you are. (I know I've done this joke before. But, seriously. Very sweet.)

Debauche - January 7 2018
... yeah, you know this one by now.

Debauche - January 7 2018
I know that vinyl is making a comeback, but do try to keep the dust and tiny dancers off of the records for durability's sake?

Debauche Aftershow
Um... must be someone else. I'm just a photographer, you know.

Thank you, and stay tuned next Sunday for the next thrilling episode.

"Hey. It's Cave. Someone's not daaaancing. Come on. You know the law - testing IS NOT a dance exemption. Don't make me call the dance police"
- Cave Johnson, Portal 2 Perpetual Testing Initiative Expansion Pack.