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Showing posts with label Ballet Pixelle. Show all posts
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Saturday, July 27, 2019

Ballet Pixelle on Tour for ONE NIGHT! July 27th at 3pm SLT at Tesla Theatre and Nightclub

Performing vignettes from 7 of their full length dance productions, Ballet Pixelle will astound you! No dance HUDs used, ever. True dancing Inworld, SHARE THIS! We are sure you will love this show, Invite a Friend , show them how awesome SL can be! 

 An Opulent and Classical venue with a dash of steampunk. Bringing SL Full scale Theatrical productions, Live musical performers, DJs of every genre, dances, Readers Theater, and much more. NLS Tardis and Eternity gate, Airship and train access.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

BALLET PIXELLE Presents "OLMANNEN" -- a ballet in three acts- 5pm SLT Sundays & Wednesdays in September!

Olmannen is the story of souls fighting for love.  Centuries ago, Namon agreed to become a Devang to save his one true love, Seraphette, from evil.  Namon has waited centuries for her soul to be reborn to reclaim their love.  But now that she is reincarnated, Seraphette has changed.  Can Namon still love the new Seraphette?  Can Seraphette possibly accept the love of Namon, now a creature of the Overworld?


Seraphette:  A beautiful dancer who has been recently reincarnated and now performs in public alleys.  She had a lover, Namon, in the past.

Namon:  Seraphette's true love; he agreed  to become a Devang to save her from evil.


Evil beings (Devangs), who live in the Overworld
Tarts in the Public Alley
Sprites in the Mystical Garden 

(The past) The Ice Garden

Namon and Seraphette are happy and together as lovers, bound together by idealized love.  However, they become threatened by evil.  In order to save Seraphette from this evil, Namon battles the Devangs and agrees to join them.  Seraphette eventually dies a broken-hearted old woman. 

(The present) The Public Alley

Seraphette, dispirited and despairing, has been reincarnated as a dancer who performs with tarts in public alleys.  Namon has waited for Seraphette's soul to be reincarnated and he returns to find her again.  However, Seraphette has only a vague memory of him and Namon has to fight to remind her of their love.  Finally, he reveals himself to her and she falls in love with him again.

(The future) The Mystical Garden

Their true love allows Namon to be released from evil and Seraphette to return from her despairing life.  Sprites herald their return.  They reunite forever in the mystical garden and ascend into "Olmannen", happy in their realized and true love.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016



Ballet Pixelle® will reprise an original ballet, “Archidance”, opening Sunday, March 27 at 5:00 pm

 An Open Preview will be presented for Ballet Pixelle members and subscribers on Wednesday, March 23rd at 5:00 pm 2016.  "Archidance" was first performed in 2011.  Music is by Emmy-award winning composer Kurt Bestor.

In Ballet Pixelle's continuing exploration of the similarities, differences, and interactions of digital, virtual, and physical movement and dance, we have simplified movement into its basic architecture.  And brought digital, virtual, and physical dance together in one ballet.

How is dance constructed?  What is its architecture?  Form, color, shape?  Moving steps, turns, jumps?  High, slow, and medium height movements?  Sharp, flowing, dropping movement?  Let's look at the present, past, and future of dance and see how one influences the other.

First, we look at these influences and notation of a current ballet.

Then we see key figures in the construction of dance through the ages, including physical dancers mixed with our virtual dancers.

Finally, working with spheres, cubes, and triangles, we can see animated dancers -- who are not real people at all -- and then our virtual dancers who are real people all over the world -- Canada, England, Estonia, Japan, Portugal, Spain, and all time zones of the United States and Hawai`i, dancing together in the future of the art.  What are the similarities?  What are the differences?

Join us for an evening of mind-bending thought and an homage to dance.  Leave the theatre wondering...   Discussions following all performances.

Performances take place on Sundays at 5:00 pm and Wednesdays at 5:00 pm at the Ballet Pixelle Theater:


Come early because seats fill quickly.


Ballet Pixelle® is the first performing ballet company in the virtual global community Second Life.  Says the Company's founder, Inarra Saarinen, “As artistic director of the Company since its inception, I have enormous pride in Ballet Pixelle™.  Our goal is to investigate and explore the interaction and intersection of physical and virtual dance.  We are excited to celebrate the future of dance.  We are dancing into the digital future!”

Members of Ballet Pixelle come together from all over the world, Japan, Europe, and North America.  Animations are created by Inarra Saarinen and put into dance phrases.  There are no artificial synchronizing devices and the dancers truly perform dancing with each other and the music.  Each performance is truly live and unique, and takes advantage of the characteristics of Second Life to extend the art of the ballet in new directions.


For More Information

For more information on Ballet Pixelle®, search for the group "Ballet Pixelle" in Second Life and join the group to receive notices of all performances, auditions, newsletters, and other news and invitations.  There is also a Subscribe Service in the theatre which allows you to receive notices without joining the group.

Our web site is:
 Our Facebook page is  
We have a Wikipedia page at

Machinimas (videos) and information on previous ballets, information on auditions, current Company members' bios and photos, newsletters, press and reviews, etc are available on these sites.

For Ballet Pixelle work done under the name Second Life Ballet you can search YouTube for Second Life Ballet or see the website.

Or write

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Ballet Pixelle® will premiere its sixteenth original ballet, "En Passant", Wednesday, March 6 at 2:00 pm 2013

"En Passant" explores being human and having free will versus machines and automation using a game of chess. Programmed robot dancers (black pieces) dance together with avatar dancers -- real life dancers using avatars (white pieces) and perform live in virtual reality.

Discussions following all performances.

Original music composed and performed by Solary Clary (First Life: Sora Izumikawa). Original animations and choreography by Inarra Saarinen (First Life: Inarra Saarinen).

Performances take place on Sundays at 5:00 pm and Wednesdays at 2:00 pm through March at the Ballet Pixelle's Theatre:

Come early because seats fill quickly!

Thursday, November 29, 2012


Second Life -- Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ballet Pixelle® will present it's holiday program "The Nut" opening December 2, 2012.

Ballet Pixelle® performs its version of the Nutcracker ("The Nut") for the sixth year this holiday season. "The Nut" is Ballet Pixelle's essence of The Nutcracker so you can see just the wonderful, and truly original, dances.

Does Clara become the Princess to her Nutcracker as he becomes the Prince of her dreams? We see mysterious dances in the white castle. Arabian dancers fly in on magic carpets. A Russian Cossack stamps out a dance. Russian dolls roll and play. Chinese empresses and emperors and move on delicate feet and Spanish senoritas and senoras throw themselves flamboyantly. A field of flowers waltz together. And even snowflakes dance!

Join us for an evening of classic, and yet new, holiday delights.

Performances are Wednesdays at 2:00 pm and Sundays at 5:00 pm SLT throughout December and part of January in the Ballet Pixelle Theatre.

Drinks and dancing following all performances!

*Please come early because seats fill quickly.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Spotlight on Inarra Saarinen and Ballet Pixelle- Shon Charisma Reporting

One of my favorite things to do on the grid is dance. Early in my three years on the grid, dance meant going to the club and clicking the animations in my inventory. Over the years, dance became a serious business, practice. It became precision, it became listening to the music closely so that I could make movements with the music that told a story. My love of dance, of music, of telling stories with dance showed its face a while back when I interviewed some great women in dance for SLE. When I was asked to do the spotlight feature on Ballet Pixelle® and talk to BP's artistic director and choreographer Inarra Saarinen, I was more than thrilled to jump in and learn more about this dynamic, unique dance company.

Friday, September 21, 2012


Ballet Pixelle® will premiere its fourteenth original ballet "Couleurs de la Danse”
  Sunday, September 23 at 5:00 pm.

About us
"Couleurs de la Danse" is a ballet about color...and dance.
There is no story, there is only movement.
A dashing and strong danseur in green with his vibrant green ballerina. A quick and jazzy danseur in red with his fleet-footed and daring red ballerina. And a study in femininity and grace -- the lavender ballerina.

Then, a solo ballerina in white lace daintily follows the lines of the baroque violins.
And finally, red passion erupts!

Discussions following all performances. Please come early as seats fill quickly.

Performances will take place on Sundays at 5:00pm and Wednesdays at 2pm at the Ballet Pixelle Theatre, through Oct 1st.

For more general information, our web site is: