Dancing For Autism – April 22nd & 23rd, 2017

Dancing For Autism

A little background to Lighting The Way – Autism Awareness Event

Just to give you all a little background on this show. I had started the Lighting The Way – Autism Awareness events here in SL back in 2010. Every year since I 1st started, I generally had one month long event, however, with some RL health issues, I had to dramatically cut back this year.

The reason I started Lighting The Way was because of my two children, whom both are on the autism spectrum. It was during this time I craved a means in which I could play an instrumental role in lighting the path from darkness for people who were diagnosed autistic. My son suffers from the most severe form of autism while my daughter has the milder form known as Aspergers, so I decided to utilize SL as my platform for building awareness.

I started to have the dance community take part in the Lighting The Way event back in 2013 with a few acts here and there. Since most on the spectrum love all types of music, I thought this would be a wonderful way to help raise awareness. Over the years, I have watched Dancing For Autism grow into something that brings me to tears. The thought and dedication that each director and dancer brings to the stage, words can’t even begin to explain.

The feedback has been such a positive one from not only through the dance community but from the audience members as well, whom some have been on the spectrum. To receive an IM from an audience member thanking me for having something here in SL to help raise awareness on what Autism is, they stated….. ” having a place to go where I don’t have to be judged and can be myself, makes me feel comfortable, I don’t worry”. Comments like that, is what drives me year after year to do this. It does HELP more than any of us can ever realize.

With every act, with every kind word, with every song choice, it does help.

** Show Dates/Times **

SATURDAY – APRIL 22ND, 2017

12PM – WINDS OF THE SAHARA CABARET
2PM – VARIETY SHOW
DIRECTORS: JenzZa, Gracie, Nara, Eva, Misha, Tray, Eliana, Immy
4PM – PARAMOUNT
6PM – PHOENIX DANCE TEAM
8PM – DJ VLAD

SUNDAY – APRIL 23RD, 2017

11AM – MYNX DANCE ACADEMY
1PM – DANCE XCETERA
3PM – VARIETY SHOW
DIRECTORS: Klark, JenzZa, Gracie, Nara, Eva, Misha, Tray, Immy, Eliana
7PM – ELYSIUM CABARET

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March 11th, 2017 Performance

March 11 show 2March 11 show 3March 11 show

SoCo – “Fight Song” by Piano Guys

March 11 show 4March 11 show 5March 11 show 6

Lily – “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” – Elton John & Kiki Dee

March 11 show 7March 11 show 8March 11 show 9

Muse & Adam – “Roundtable Rival” by Lindsey Stirling

March 11 show 19March 11 show 20March 11 show 21

Guest Director – Denyaii – “Vogue” by Madonna

March 11 show 12March 11 show 13March 11 show 14

Guest Director – Babypea – “Stranger” by Jefferson Starship

March 11 show 15March 11 show 16March 11 show 18

SoCo – “Supermassive Black Hole”

March 11 show 26March 11 show 28March 11 show 29

Gunner- “Dead Inside” by Muse

March 11 show 23March 11 show 24March 11 show 25

Lily – “Poison” by Alice Cooper

March 11 show 30March 11 show 32March 11 show 33

Vanity – “Bitch Better Have My Money” by Rihanna

March 11 show 34March 11 show 37March 11 show 38

Seb – “Mr. Pinstripe Suit” by Voodoo Daddy

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February 25th, 2017 Performance

Feb 25 show 1Feb 25 show 2Feb 25 show

Muse & Adam – “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by Wham!

Feb 25 show 4Feb 25 show 5Feb 25 show 6

Ame & Zach – “California Girls” by Beach Boys

Feb 25 show 7Feb 25 show 8Feb 25 show 9

JP – “Nessun Dorma” by Vanessa Mae

Feb 25 show 10Feb 25 show 11

Zach – “Run Boy Run” by Woodkid

Feb 25 show 12Feb 25 show 13Feb 25 show 14

 SoCo – “Cowgirl” by Stephen Wesley

Feb 25 show 16Feb 25 show 17Feb 25 show 18

Lily – “Silent Lucidity” by Queensryche

Feb 25 show 20Feb 25 show 21

Vanity – “Dead Silence Theme Song” by Charlie Clouser

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February 11th, 2017 Performance

Feb 11 show 1Feb 11 show 2Feb 11 show

Ray – “H.O.L.Y.” by Florida Georgia Line

Feb 11 show 3Feb 11 show 4Feb 11 show 5

Seb – “New Thang” by Red Foo

Feb 11 show 6Feb 11 show 7Feb 11 show 8

Guest Dancer Nara

Feb 11 show 9Feb 11 show 10Feb 11 show 11

Vanity – “After Dark” by Tito y Tarantula

Feb 11 show 12Feb 11 show 13

Ame & Zach – “We Found Love” by Lindsey Sterling and Ven Tribe

Feb 11 show 14Feb 11 show 15Feb 11 show 16

Lily – “The Shoop Shoop Song” by Cher

Feb 11 show 17Feb 11 show 18Feb 11 show 19

Guest Director Winnie

Feb 11 show 20Feb 11 show 21Feb 11 show 22

Muse & Adam – “Angel by the Wings” by Sia

Feb 11 show 24Feb 11 show 25Feb 11 show 26

SoCo – “Storm” by Lifehouse

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January 28th Phoenix Performance

Jan 28 show 1Jan 28 show 2Jan 28 show 3

Sendar – “Nutrocker” by Trans Siberian Orchestra

Jan 28 show 4Jan 28 show 5Jan 28 show 6

Ame & Zach – “Descent” by VNV Nation

Jan 28 show 7Jan 28 show 8Jan 28 show 9

Kyshra – “Until We Go Down” by Ruelle

Jan 28 show 10Jan 28 show 12Jan 28 show 13

JP – “Jai Ho” by Peter Hollens Feat. Alaa Wardi

Jan 28 show 14Jan 28 show 15Jan 28 show 16

Seb – “Princes of the Universe” by Queen

Jan 28 show 18Jan 28 show 19Jan 28 show 20

Ame & Zach – “The Butt Remix” by Home Free

Jan 28 show 21Jan 28 show 22Jan 28 show 23

Avilion MerBallet – “Beating Heart” by Ellie Goulding

Jan 28 show 24Jan 28 show 25Jan 28 show 26

Seth – “Closer to Animals” by Nine Inch Nails

Jan 28 show 28Jan 28 show 29Jan 28 show 31

Lily – “Her Name is Alice” by Shinedown

 

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Annual Milky Way Cabaret Show

Milky Way Cabaret 2017

Milky Way Cabaret began in 2013 as a small novelty show on the request of one of the organizers of the Second Life Science Fiction Convention. Despite neither Immy nor I having any experience putting on a dance show let alone choreographing, the show was a surprise success.

By 2014, we were ready to kick the show up a notch. Both Immy and Tray had lost parents that year to cancer so this time it was personal. The outpouring of support we received from the SciFi community was amazing and by the end of our run, we had accounted for over a million lindens in donations to the Relay For Life.

In 2015, we decided to ask for help from the dance community as the show had just gotten to big for Immy and I to handle alone. The show was again, a resounding success with some people coming to see it three or four times. In 2015 and 2016 we were responsible for nearly half of the donation total for the entire convention.

2017 is looking to be our biggest and best ever. We have been given an entire sim to utilize so there won’t be nearly as many issues with capacity or performance.

As mentioned, the Sci Fi convention is a flagship RFL (Relay For Life) event and the Milky Way Cabaret is a major part of that effort.

Each year has a theme that drives the sim designs and to some extent, the exhibitor’s booth design. Where this event differs from most large RFL events is that it is not primarily focused on retail. This is a true fan focused experience. This year’s convention theme is “Elements”.

Show Times:

Friday 3/24 –
22:00 (10 PM)

Saturday 3/25 –
12:00 (Noon)
19:00 (7 PM)

Sunday 3/26 –
12:00 (Noon)
19:00 (7 PM)

Wednesday 3/29 –
17:00 (5 PM)

Friday 3/31 –
22:00 (10 PM)

Saturday 4/1 –
12:00 (Noon)
19:00 (7 PM)

Sunday 4/2 – Time TBA (Con Awards show)

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The Avilion Merballet Company Performance – March 18th & 25th

The Avilion MerBallet Company premiers an Avilion original merballet – THE GUARDIANS story by Giles N. Hawker script and stage director: Bajoy Dramaturge creative director and sets: Theta Marseille choreography: Theta Marseille and Fafnir Kiranov costumes: JP Damien narration: Siric Freenote stagemanager18th – Veruca Tammas, […]

via AMBCo: The Guardians — Avilion Arts

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