Saturday, March 2, 2013


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  • Ballet Pixelle® will premiere its sixteenth original ballet, “En Passant”, 
  • Sunday, March 3 at 5:00 pm and subsequent Sundays
  • Wednesday, March 6 at 2:00 pm  and subsequent Wednesdays 2013. 
  • Performances are expected to run through March and possibly  longer
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Come early because seats fill quickly.
From Press Release
"En Passant" explores being human and having free will versus machines and automation using a game of chess.  "En Passant" ("in passing") is a move in chess where a pawn can be captured in an out-of-the-ordinary way -- just like life can catch us when we least expect it.  -It is the story of what kind of chess piece or character you start out with and the many different moves, or decisions, you make in life.  The choices of courage, cooperation, as well as rashness and lack of foresight all change the game  Sometimes a bold move takes someone out of the game entirely and they are gone.  -In this game, the Black pieces are robots and the White pieces are dancers of Ballet Pixelle! 
Discussions following all performances.
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, including Japan, Europe, and North America. Animations are created by Inarra Saarinen and put into dance phrases.  There are no artifical 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 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.
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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...
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  1. excellent.. Can't wait to see this..
    sounds amazing...
    Thanks for reminding me it was coming

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