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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

BALLET PIXELLE PRESENTS "THE NUT" 14th Anniversary Special Matinees December 20 and 27th

Ballet Pixelle® will present its special traditional "The Nut" ballet throughout December.  This is the 14TH YEAR anniversary for Ballet Pixelle to present "The Nut", which premiered in 2007!   It is presented in the gobal virtual reality of Second Life (  No social distancing required!

Ballet Pixelle performs its version of the Nutcracker, using Artistic Director Inarra Saarinen's own animations and choreography, and utilizing some of the particular attributes of virual reality.  "The Nut" is Ballet Pixelle's essence of The Nutcracker so you can see just the wonderful, and our 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 move on delicate feet, and Spanish senoritas and senoras throw themselves flamboyantly.  A field of flowers waltz together.  And even snowflakes dance!

Performances are Wednesdays at 5:00 pm and Sundays at 5:00 pm SLT throughout December in Ballet Pixelle's new Grand Theatre.  Special matinees are at 1:00 pm on Sundays, December 20 and 27.  Join us for a truly different Nutcracker -- beyond Zoom!

Join us for an evening of classic, and yet new, holiday delights and join our after-party to dance on the luxurious set!


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 and blended realities.  We perform in the virtual reality of Second Life as well as in the physical reality of First Life (Australia, England, Germany, Japan, USA for example).  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, including Asia, Australia, 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 Wikipedia page:

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

Monday, March 25, 2019

Spotlight on "Spring Delights" Coming to Kachina Theater April 7th

One of the most unique entertainment venues in Second Life is the newly opened Kachina Theater,  home of Spirits In Motion, a dance troupe dedicated to various forms of performance art---ballet, jazz, hip-hop, Latin style dance, modern expression, sensual and even a dash of burlesque.  The 12 person group held their debut performance on February 17th, and is looking forward to presenting a Dancer's Choice performance on April 7th.
SLE: Dance troupes in SL have to coordinate music with various movements and scenes. It take a crew of 12 to make it all happen!  Can you tell us more about the team behind Kachina Theater and Spirits of Motion?

The troupe is the brainchild of Co-Founders Starlena Hansen and LeAnnBurt Resident, AKA Star and Jilly Lonewolf, two close-as-sisters friends with previous dance experience who desired to offer the residents of SL a different entertainment option. BenjaminABaker makes up the third owner and a talented performer as well. Spirit in Motion's performances are designed to entertain while at the same time drawing out the watchers emotions. Kachina Theater brings viewers acts that appeal to the senses while being suitable for audiences of all ages.The rest of the troupe includes D'Artagnan, Gracie. Kash, Molly, CrazieWolf, Willo, and Ally, who perform in both group numbers and solo performances.  
SLE: Creating the sets are a big part of the overall performance.  Can you give our readers an examples of the sets you they may see on April 7th ?
The fantastic sets are thought up by both the dancers and by lead designer Starlena,  who along with Jilly also designs the group act  choreography. Hours of preparation go into each performance,  searching for the right music, dances and costuming to make each act a delight to watch. Our sets vary from the very simple to very elaborate and detailed, depending on the theme...for example, in Spring Delights we have one act that has just moving glyphs, while another employs multiple scenes using faders.

SLE: As previously mentioned, ballet, jazz and hip hop are some of the genres performed. It sounds like there is something for everyone and is a very important component in the performances. Who is responsible for the smooth transitions from song to song at Kachina Theater and introducing the acts?
Music is a very important part of any theater,  and Kachina Theater is blessed to have that talent of DJ Muse Wolf who keeps things moving smoothly. Also keeping things running on an even keel is Kachina's MC/Hostess Ciarra,  who entertains the audience as well as introducing each act and providing valuable information to viewers. Spring Delights is basically a Dancer's Choice show, with our artists performing routines to their favorite songs. We have a little of everything, from 60's soul to techno, country, current hits and even a Celtic tune or two.

SLE: On April 7th at when “Spring Delight” opens to the SL public, I’m sure it will leave audiences coming back for more with your music choices and sets. How long will Spring Delights be performed?
Spring Delights is scheduled for one performance only...Sunday, April 7th at 2 pm SL---However, we are looking into possibly adding an additional date, depending on our dancer's RL schedules and availability.

Can you give our readers a little teaser about what’s to come after Spring Delight?
Kachina Theater also has plans for other types of performances in the future,  including an adaptation of Gaston Leroux's Phantom of the Opera in the late summer/early fall.  Live musical performances are also planned periodically, making this venue a well rounded entertainment center for performing arts.

SLE: Is there anything else you would like to share?
Spirits in Motion performs for the love of dance and hopes that your readers will find the time to come and experience a truly memorable show. We also are interested in speaking with creative people who are willing to work hard and who would like to join our troupe, to make a great group even better!

What a great way to welcome Spring to Second Life! Be sure to mark your calendars for April 7th at 2 pm SL

Group: Kachina Theater

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

L P Ballet Academy- 6 years running child avie ballet company- raises money for charity- Angel Reporting

Guy Wardell is a man who truly believes in making the world a better place.He is the owner of LP Ballet Academy. They have been open for almost 9 to 10 years now and still thriving. Many people all over the world have come to dance with them both boys and girls. . He takes time to get to know all of his kids. “Once a ballerina always a ballerina” is the moto they live by and they really carry it out. As of the last several years Guy and the students sponsor dance shows that show off the children’s talents and all their hard work.Different organizations they have donated to includes Make a Wish International, American Heart Association, USA, St Jude Children’s Hospital, and even Macmillan Cancer Care, UK. Let’s have a chat with him.

Interview with Guy

Angel- Thank you for taking the time out to talk to me today Guy, I know how busy your schedule can be. I had a few questions about the dance school you are running. What inspired you most about raising money for different organizations?

Guy-Good question, it was after one of our members passed away rl we felt it would be good to try and support good causes
Angel- How do think the business is thriving so far? How would you start your day of class? What would happen?

Guy- Well it isn't a business, want to be very clear about that. The L100 a month tuition is all ploughed back into the group for animations and anything else we need. we save up tuition and when we have enough get what we need. Also people are very kind and help us with donations.Usual class routine is warm ups, gentle exercises to get muscles relaxed, stretching on the barre to further get muscles ready. The we do bar exercises to perfect technique.  if we are working on a show we would then go to rehearse, if not working on a show we would do floor work in the studio and practice dances.

Angel- What do you think is the most challenging thing about what you do?
Guy-Oh my, I guess i could say trying to keep up to date, trying to keep everything fresh and interesting.

Angel-When are the ballet performances? Whens the next performance?
Guy- Next show is in early August

Angel-How can residents get involved and be part of the ballet?  where can people donate?
Guy-To donate to the show good cause there is a donation box for the show in the theatre to be kept informed of shows join the LPBA Balletomanes which can be done at our reception area. Then you will be informed of show days. At the moment we are full and can not really take any more students, which is good and bad. But people can always contact me to see the situation.

Angel- I know this is probably an obvious answer but do you truly enjoy what you do?
Guy-Yes 99% of the time and it has helped me to stay active mentally plus I am part of a great group of people from all over the world

Angel- Thank you for answering some of the many questions our readers wanted to know. I can’t wait to see many more of the dances and hard work that yall do pay off.
Guy- Thank you

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

A Very Misfit Christmas 2017 - Opening night! Dec. 6th at 7pm SLT

Misfit Dance & Performance Art presents:

    A Very Misfit Christmas 2017  -
                  A Showcase of Holiday Dance Art

Wed December 6  - Opening night!
    7 pm SL Showtime with Holiday pre-show music and fun starting at 6:30 pm SL

THIS is seriously your big ticket holiday show in Second Life for 2017!  
Please arrive early to guarantee your seat and to allow our animations and graphics to pre-load in your viewer.

Come join the fun with Misfit Dance & Performance Art for the 2nd Annual  " A Very Misfit Christmas" full stage production!  
Think Broadway in SL and of course ~ Expect the unExpected

Amazing music, sets, costumes, special effects and of course --- dancing!
This years show includes a few favorites from last year and a few brand new additions - so fun!
We are presenting this production a total of 9 times throughout December.
See it once - see it all 9 times! 

Contact JenzZa Misfit for more information

A Very Misfit Christmas 2017 - PlayBill
Misfit's Toys
River DayDream
Home for the Holidays
Elfs Off the Shelf
Mele Kalikimaka
Hum BahBug    * a scene re-enactment from " A Christmas Carol " *
Misfit Wishes -    * a living Holiday Card Finale*

Teleport to the venue





Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Misfit Dance & Performance Art - "Misfit Follies" Showcase - Wednesday Sept 6 at 7 pm SL

Wednesday Sept 6 at 7 pm SL 

Misfit Dance & Performance Art presents :

  " Misfit Follies  ~  a Showcase of Theater Dance Art "

Come join The Misfits for another super exciting show!
This week we are excited to welcome our Guest Cupcake dancer - Blu Tardis!  Blu is ready to
dance her frosting off ~ So much fun! 

Please arrive early to guarantee your seat

Show PlayBill 

"The Visit"
"Go Fish!"
"Ru's BluezZ"
"Queens of DeNile"
"Spy vs Spy"
"The Crown Dance  ~ featuring Blu Tardis / Guest Cupcake dancer"

Misfit Dance & Performance Art  ~  Expect the unExpected.

Contact JenzZa Misfit for more information.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Misfit Dance & Performance Art presents " Misfit Follies ~ a Showcase of Theater Dance Art " March 1st at 6pm SLT

Please arrive early to guarantee your seat. Show time is 6 pm SL with pre-show music starting at 5:30 pm  SL

Another fun and engaging Playbill of fun dance art performance and including several of our " New in 2017" dance art pieces -  like  "Bourbon Street!"  ... just in time for upcoming Fat Tuesday & Mardi Gras in New Orleans!  Don't miss this over the top cute & fun dance!


"Jai Ho"        
"Sleepless Sheep"
"Bourbon Street"    
"EQUAL"   It's not about who you love -- it is simply about love.
"Banzai Samurai"
"Hooray for Hollywood"   Rumour as it King Kong is back!
"Butterfly Strong"    Honoring cancer warriors & survivors all over the world - in support of RFL in SL

Misfit Dance & Performance Art  ~  Prepare to be delighted.

Contact JenzZa Misfit for more information.

Monday, May 25, 2015

The SLE Buzz: Meet The Night Theater’ Aelva


Aelva is from Sweden and came into Second life on a recommendation from a friend in January of 2011. At the time she was feeling slightly isolated in another country and far from her friends and family.  Aelva is back home in Sweden and sees Second Life as both a social and creative outlet.  Still isolated in some aspects of her life, today her passion is events, fairs and managing The Night Theater where she is able to express herself and create spectacular shows.

SLE: How did you discover Second Life and what was your
first reaction?

Aelva: Second Life was recommended by a friend and I started shopping within the first couple of days, marveling at the creations the other “players” in here had made. All the different little worlds and within a couple of months, I discovered the live music scene and then stumbled upon that years Fantasy Faire. The creativity and imagination that was set loose and brought to pixel life was a real eye opener for me. I saw the potential of this world and once I found the dance community I was hooked. I would have been bored within a few weeks if there would only have been the social scene to participate in.

SLE: How would you describe your personal style in three words?

Aelva: Everchanging, imaginative & moodbound

SLE: What are three special things you wished everyone in SL knew about you and The Night Theater?

Aelva: Well. The Night Theater and the dance shows I get to create for is my big passion in here and I wish more people knew what a great source of creativity and entertainment the SL dance community is. There is something for everybody to find here.  Also, it is a great scene for finding new technology and also creators of that technology to bring SLs development further. The many talented performers in this genre always try to break the boundaries of this pixel world to make grander performances to life. Lastly, I have to mention the live music and the art scenes in here. There is such a vast community of creative, talented individuals in here and I think this medium is excellent for bringing great minds together.  Once those minds connect, the world becomes a richer place in the end. That is when change and progress happens.

SLE: Can you tell SLE what inspired your involvement in the SL community?

Aelva: I have always had a need to create. I'm always working on something and I always have several things brewing at the same time. When I discovered the dance community here, my mind started making little pixel puppet performances in my head every time I heard a song. So I simply just had to get them out of there and into pixels.

SLE: What are your thoughts on the SL culture? What would you change to improve the quality of your experience?

Aelva: I think in SL, you will find what you are looking for. No matter what that is. If art, music and dance is what you seek, then there is an abundance. You just need to choose those places to visit. I do recommend reading profiles and visiting Fairs and big events to discover new sims and creators. Also, the viewer picks are a good start when it comes to exploring.

SLE: What have you learned about yourself in SL?

Aelva: That we choose our limits and our limitlessness. In a world where we can be whatever we want to be, take on any form, grow wings, then why not fly?
I also find it an interesting insight into who people really are. Why they choose to portray
themselves as they do in here, when the choices are limitless.

SLE: What is your most memorable moment?

Aelva: That is very hard to pinpoint. Every show I put on brings a new experience, it is great to see your visions come to life and to get to share the experience with your friends is even greater. Being part of the Fantasy Faire this year with The Night Theater was a grand thing, I have been a fan of that Faire for years now, it’s been like my 2nd Christmas. I am still in awe that we got to do that. Then I have all the times I had the live music shows in my early SL days, when I ran a venue. I made some great friends back then and we had some great times. I still have friends from back then that I count as my closest, RL and SL.
I remember one show we had with PJ party as a theme. That was a lot of giggles or when the dragons came to see the shows in the little TreeCozy. They would land in a clearing outside and look in at the show thru the windows. My sister Camme Carvers voice is still one of my favorite things to hear, when she sings “my songs” there is just that connection.

 Same thing with Jordan Reyne, it is a grand example of how RLandSL intertwine.
 just listen to this song that she wrote and the support she received from the SL community 


SLE: What are your favorite places to visit in SL for entertainment?

Aelva: The Lady Garden Cabaret:

Shadows Sillouettes:
Elysium Cabaret:


For staying update on dance events, these 2 groups are good to join too:
::Burlesque Network:: Dance Queens

Like taking pics and exploring in SL? Join the Photo hunt too, notices sent for hunt times in this group: Virtual Artist Alliance

SLE:  What do you like to do when you are not creating shows?
Aelva: I love Events and Fairs. I find them a great source of inspiration and a great way to find new creators. I also like to shop. I visit Collabor88, Fameshes, The Liason Collaborative, Kustom9, Uber, Genre and We <3 RP, Chapter 4, Shiny Shabby, N21, A tattered Page & The Season Story to name a few. And I love gatchas like The Arcade, TagGacha,The Secret Affaire, The Fantasy Gatcha Carnival. Many of my favorite creators just happen to participate in these events too;)

Additional Information:

Are you curious about dancing?

Preferred contact: Aelva (IM)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Le Cirque De Nuit at Idle Rogue- Debby Sharma Reporting...

Photographer - ToySoldier Thor

It was only about two months back, that I wrote about this awesome group as my debut article in “Cultured The Magazine”. So, when I got the chance to see the show live, I could not resist, but grabbed this opportunity. The initiative of Cherryblonde Scribe took about a year to finally realize it. A year back on April 6th, 2014, Second Life saw the first glimpse of Le Cirque de Nuit. A show which would be remembered even after it was over. The show was later performed on April 6th, 19th, July 26th in the year 2014. The shows this year were based on the original production with some casting changes, new acts and updates.

Idle Rogue Productions presented Le Cirque de Nuit, this year from April 3rd to April 5th 2015, is loosely based on the book, “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern. This book was recommended by a friend of Cherryblonde Scribe, Gloriana Maerten, who also happens to be the sim designer.

Photographer - ToySoldier Thor

The bookings for the show had started on March 20th, 2015. Over 20 seats were booked within 24 hours on first come first served basis. Half an hour before the show, the gates for the public were opened to fill the rest of the seats. About 30 dancers performed in each show. This means a total of 70 residents are limited per show. I was lucky enough to grab a seat within the first five minutes when the gates opened. It hardly took a few minutes to fill up every seat. In those thirty minutes, we were given the instructions to use the camera. We also received gifts and a program schedule.

Photographer - ToySoldier Thor

The gift was a mini version of the Le Cirque de Nuit. Keeping the environment at midnight settings, we sat on the chairs and pressed Ctrl+9 to reset camera controls. Pressing escape twice, we could view the screen that made all the difference to the show. The ability to control viewer’s camera is built by Arrehn Oberlander. The audience applauded and their jaw fell wide open at the very start of the show.

Prior to the show, I had asked ToySoldier Thor to take a few pictures for the event. This was his second time to the show. As for me, it was my second too, considering last time I had the whole auditorium to myself while Gloriana Maertens kindly explained the tricks of the camera and her act. Thor took over 90 pictures after the show. A few selected ones have been shown in this article. For the rest, please view the link at the end of this article.
Photographer - ToySoldier Thor

Le Cirque de Nuit is an act to pay homage to the Circus in the book. The show started with Gloriana Maertens followed by Imrhien Porthos and others with special bonus surprise scenes exclusive to this season performed by various artists. Each bonus scene could be viewed by pressing escape once on the keyboard. These scenes are part of every show, however, the performances are updated and new scenes are introduced. Each year these scenes would be changed, as Le Cirque de Nuit is an ongoing annual recast event.
The audience’ perspective was kept at highest notion. Each artist is given a genre to select a piece of music for their act. Being in the audience, the music per act was very soothing and harmonious to their dances. The dances were so well chosen that it could speak the language of spoken world. This set is a proof that black and white could have more emphasis than a colourful set.

Photographer - ToySoldier Thor

The breath taking acts and the skills of each performer was mind blowing. At the end of the show on 5th April, 2015, the total tips collected was L$ 33839 to be distributed to the whole crew.
After the show, I asked Scribe: How do you feel after the show is over?
Cherryblond Scribe: It’s funny. I am just now composing a "sleeping" picture. People kept saying all weekend, "you must be exhausted," but I wasn't, then. After we finished tonight I went and had a shower, and sat on my bed, and I was just bowled over. So I am tired, but, very pleased. Everyone's big plans came off without a hitch. It's just so satisfying. Watching them go from pre-audition nerves, then the exhilaration of being chosen to perform. Then utter despair and panic, when they realise where cuts and limits will apply to their dream. Then tension when they open the show through to tonight when they are calm and joking and seasoned. They are winners, in every way, and for tonight, nothing can touch that
I want people to know this is the level you can be entertained at, these are the visions people have. Doesn’t have to be me but the possibilities are so broad and wide for someone who wants to tell a story here. It's a long year till they see Cirque again. But there could be something at that level every month, every week, if people could only start to dream of what's possible

Photograph Credits: Guerilla Burlesque (SL)