Friday, September 20, 2013

2014 STAGE: BALLET PIXELLE® opens "BALLET BURLESQUE"

BALLET PIXELLE® opens "BALLET BURLESQUE"
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A presentation by Ballet Pixel(R): Artistic Director: Inarra Saarinen
"Ballet Burlesque" explores the true art of burlesque: work intended to cause laughter by caricaturing the manner or spirit of serious works, or by ludicrous treatment of their subjects.
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Watch on YouTube
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Web Site: www.balletpixelle.org
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Performances 
  • Sundays at 5:00 pm Pacific time
  • Wednesdays at 5:00 pm Pacific time
  • at the Ballet Pixelle® Theatre:
  • Location Link. Click to go or drag to the viewer screen:
  • http://slurl.com/secondlife/Quat/42/24/107
  • Come early because seats fill quickly.
  • Discussions following all performances.
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Choreography, and Animations by Inarra Saarinen
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Dancers
  • Aiyana Tripsa
  • Amelie Dibou
  • Angelina Kiraj
  • Deyna Broek
  • Luci Yokosuka
  • Patros Zifer
  • Tik Merlin
  • Tinka Bondar
  • Vivienne Darcy
Set Design               Leko Littlebird
Scripter                    Tik Merlin
Sound Engineer       Willis Rossini  
Costumes by Vita Boudoir.
Costume Mistress    Blanche duBois
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Ushers                   Anaid Daviau (Coordinator), Alexa Sideways
Build                       Espresso Saarinen                   
Roadies                  Espresso Saarinen
- Company Manager    Vivienne Darcy
- Ballet Mistresses       Amelie Dibou,  Vivienne Darcy 
Rehearsal Assistants Aiyana Tripsa, Tik Merlin
Animations Assistant Amelie Dibou
- Financial Manager      Calia Cachin
HR Manager               Mildred du Bois
- Playbill                       Espresso Saarinen
Machinimatographer Pia Klaar
Writer                        Gershom Wycliffe
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Artistic Director         Inarra Saarinen
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From text provided by Inarra Saarinen:
"Ballet Burlesque" explores the true art of burlesque: work intended to cause laughter by caricaturing the manner or spirit of serious works, or by ludicrous treatment of their subjects.
Of course, there is the other side of burlesque:  sexy ladies and stripping dancing.  This is a new kind of ballet.  We are telling the history of burlesque through dance, video, audio, text, and photos.  You will see dances of various eras, from the Baroque time to the current.
Burlesque is not just about stripping, although sexual and other "adult" themes have long been a part of it.  The real definition of burlesque is parody, and however much or little clothed, burlesque makes fun of pretension, vanity, and the plain day-to-day foibles of us all.
Finally, the parody of movement is in the dances -- as well as our version of dances of the eras.  Some are presented with a sly and mischievous smile... in the naughty burlesque category,
Background

"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 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 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 are really 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."
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