Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Friday Night Enjoyment at Elysium

By Dancerina Starlight

Music - Movement - Creation - Joy - Friendship

Second Life (SL) is full of life and social activities galore. Residents find ways to enjoy the day and night life. By Thursday, conversations are about weekend plans. As we know, SL is not deprived of night life. Many people look forward to the weekend, and this weekend was no different. On Friday evening, many could be found at Elysium jump starting their SL weekend by appreciating the arts among friends.

On Friday, February 9, six choreographers and one crowd dance choreographer bedazzled the audience with eclectic ensembles and vibrant costumes. Each choreographer and dance ensemble brought to life creativity, art, passion, and commitment to the arts. Among them were Mine, Sunset, Kira, Sarah, Chrissy, Lola, and Janjii as the crowd dance choreographer.

The first dance was by Mine and her five dancers, who brought to life a club scene as they danced to "My Type." The set embodied love and dance passion.

Dance number two was choreographed by Sunset.  "Black Eyed Peas Feat" was done justice with this great choreographer.  She and five other dancers dance to a mixture of movements, including same. Their colorful body suits captivated the audience with joy.

Choreographer number three, Kira, took control of her vision, and choreographed to "Dreams." Five dancers gracefully understood the assignment and graced the stage with pastel colors and spring-like set to demonstrate purpose and dance.

"Private Dancer," number four, was choreographed by Sarah. Sarah's passion was noticeable in every cadence and movement.  All five dancers wore derby hats and body dresses with feathers. Their movements swayed to the music and lyrics of the song.

Choreography number five was done by Chrissy. She and one other dancer had the audience fixated on her performance to "Cosmic Love." This dance meant a lot to her because her father passed away exactly ten years ago, impacting a huge part of her life. However, despite her sadness, she was determined to push forward and produce beyond her sadness. And, that is what she and her fellow dancer did.

Choreographer number six, Lola and two other dance professionals were enjoying "Hoje." Their feather costumes complemented every move and rhythm of the song.

The crowd dance was choreographed by janji.  A crowd dance is the very last dance where show participants and guests dance on stage to approximately one to three songs choreographed by the designated person.  Janji choreographed a rich mixture of dances, from Bollywood to Samba. Every dance made you feel as if you were in a Brazilian carnival.

As always, it was a great show.  Elysium Cabaret always provides a mixture of music, movement, creation, joy, and friendships every Friday evening at six o'clock in The Empire Room at Copperhead Road.  The venue challenges artists and guests to allow their imagination to illuminate and set them free through dance and entertainment!  And, these choreographers and dancers did just that.  Even the audience gets an opportunity to feel the magic. At the end of every show, the venue invites everyone on stage to dance with the show participants  and celebrate the simple joy of dance as a  "Welcome to the weekend!"

The last Saturday of each month, they also perform a "Best Of" show at 1pm SLT.  This offers their friends and family in Europe a chance to come see our shows at a time that is better suited for them.

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Submitted by: Dancerina Starlight