Last night was their last show of 2013 and I can now release my little Christmas present to this amazingly talented dance troupe - Guerilla Burlesque (SL). Here is my 12 minute video...
Toy's 2013 Photo Journey at Guerilla Burlesque....
The dance troupe is called "Guerilla Burlesque (SL)". This troupe does their weekly shows at a beautiful large almost Gothic styled theatre on the IDLE ROGUE sim in Secondlife®. These weekly shows are late Friday night (11:59pm SLT which is equal to N.A. Pacific time). Although for North Americans the show is held during the wee hours of the night (i.e. 3am Eastern), the shows are almost always filled to max capacity! If you want to be assured a seat you must show up at least 15 minutes early as quite often any last minute audience members are turned away because the theatre is full.
During each show the G.B. troupe does about 6 amazingly themed, staged, and professionally choreographed dances. What is amazing is that each troupe member is not just a Dancer... she/he is responsible for creating the entire dance. This means the troupe member must come up with a theme, select a song, build / assemble a stage to exacting stage dimensions, find and set up dance animations, choreograph with other dancers if its a team dance, rehearse it, and ultimately setup / dance / teardown during the show. They must do this set up and tear down in a sim that is already stressed and do it with only a 1 song interlude between the other dances!
Each week, a completely new set of about 6 dances are presented to the amazed audience! EVERY WEEK... NEW DANCES!
I said I became addicted. Well to the extent that since May of 2013, I attended all remaining 22 weekly shows that were run in 2013. More so, I started to take live action photos of each dance at each show. As soon as each show ended at 3am local time for me, I would sift through all my shots, select the best ones for each dance, post-process these, and publish theses best of the night photos onto my Facebook page. It started as a fun Photography challenge for me and has turned into something of an expected tradition after each show.
Well, after 22 shows and over 130 dances, I built up an inventory of over 275 dance show highlight photos in 2013. With all these photos in my inventory, I decided to create this 2013 Photo Journey at Guerilla Burlesque as a tribute to this amazing dance troupe that is arguably the most creative and most professionally run dance team in Secondlife®
It has been a joy to be part of each of their shows, watch the amazing creative talents each week, and participate in the fun audience banter and after-show parties. If you are a resident in SL and you have not yet heard of or attended a G.B. show. Make sure in 2014 that you do. You wont regret it - I didn't.
For more information about Guerilla Burlesque (SL)...
Inworld Theatre Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Idle%20Rogue/109/184/36
See you there !!