Friday, June 3, 2016

PRESS RELEASE Dancer Auditions for Ballet Pixelle®


Dancer Auditions for Ballet Pixelle®

Sunday, June 12 at 5:00 pm SLT

“If you have the chance to sit it out or dance . . .Dance!”

Ballet Pixelle® has opportunities for dancers to join this dedicated company of artists in Second Life. This is a unique opportunity to blend the best of artistic and technical worlds, creating performances that stretch dance and storytelling possibilities within the ballet tradition.

The company performs original ballets choreographed by Inarra Saarinen to music typically composed specifically for the ballet by professional musicians and composers. Performances are twice a week at Ballet Pixelle’s Theatre in the Quat sim.  In addition to the performance schedule, each ballet requires several weeks of rehearsal.

Poseballs and automatic animations are not used in Ballet Pixelle® rehearsals or performances. Dancers move independently, enacting steps and gestures coordinated with the rest of the cast and to the music. For example, a typical rehearsal period during creation of a new ballet is 3 to 4 months with two or more rehearsals a week each lasting approximately two hours.  We all have First Lives, but to be fair to the company and the collaborative nature of our work, Ballet Pixelle® must be considered a priority. Professionalism and serious commitment are required; a sense of humor is appreciated :-)

Auditions are held at the Ballet Pixelle® Theatre:


Applicants should be mature in First Life and have at least six months experience in Second Life.

It is preferred that dancers know some basic ballet and theater terminology.

In addition, participants should have Second Life skills including how to change clothing and skin, transform shape including gender, and move fluidly in three dimensional space and rez basic objects.  Most importantly, you should be comfortable running and stopping individual animations or poses and gestures.

At the audition:

Come dressed in something simple such as a leotard, preferably in a solid single color.  Do not wear shoes with heels. Do not wear anything with bling.  Do not wear tutus or dress as a character.  Do not wear pointe shoes.

We will audition dancers individually, but other auditioners may sit in the audience.

You will be given animations at the audition. You do not need animations, gestures, or a HUD.  We do not use HUDs.

We welcome all interested dancers for consideration. Our cast and crew enjoy this tremendously satisfying and exciting creative process. Register your interest by sending a completed copy of the notecard in the box in the Ballet Pixelle Theatre or send a notecard with details to Ms. Amelie Dibou.