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Ballet Pixelle - the Theatre

Ballet Pixelle – the Theatre

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 17th December, for the last show in our current season of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams when we’ll be visitng Ballet Pixelle to learn about how they have created a virtual world ballet company in Second Life – and all about their Christmas production.

The Nut is based on The Nutcracker ballet, with music by Tchaikovsky, and is a standard part of Ballet Pixelle’s repertory – but each year something new is added – and this year is no exception!

Poster for The Nut

Poster for The Nut

We talk to Inarra Saarinen, Artistic Director of Ballet Pixelle, Vivienne Darcy, Ballet Mistress and Company Coordinator and to members of the company as we learn about the challenges and triumphs of staging amazing ballets in a virtual world.

It makes for a fascinating show – so make sure that you don’t miss it! Do come and join us at 2pm!

And find out why Saffia is dressed as a Christmas Tree!

And find out why Saffia is dressed as a Christmas Tree!

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in at 2pm SLT on Monday for the live show on http://treet.tv/live – where you can now chat with other audience members and even some of the participants during the show – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds – our very own version of the iPlayer!

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Today the talks in the gorgeous Prim Perfect Pavilion are at 3pm, when Saffia Widdershins will be talking to Honour Macmillan of Honour’s Post Menopausal View of Second Life, and at 5pm, when she will be talking to a trio of mesh-enthusiastic designers about their work (and, I suspect, other things as well!): Maxwell Graf of Rustica, Kriss Lehmann ofBotanical and Loz Hyde of Meshworx.

Meet Honour

Meet Honour

Honour Macmillan is the writer of the very popular blog, Honour’s Post Menopausal View of Second Life, for which she travels the grid finding new and remarkable places – frequently very beautiful.  She is also Deputy Editor of Prim Perfect, and an amazing organiser (and trainer) of volunteers for events that have ranged from Burn 2 to Second Life birthdays – including SL9B.

Meet the Designers

Meet the Designers

Last week we had a fantastic discussion with Max and Loz, and Kriss eventually joined us on stage. It started at 3pm SLT – the host bailed at 7pm, whimpering it was 3am in the UK, and the guests carroed on with the audience until 8pm!

So we’ve invited this energetic, informative, enthusiastic and hugely talented group back for a second session of talking to and with our audience.  And Saffia reserved the right to go to bed at a …erm … reasonable hour – after that, it’s up to you!

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We have a full programme of talks coming up at the Expo – make sure that you don’t miss them! And please note that there have been a couple of recent changes … including one “back by popular demand”.

Date Time Interviewee Topic Interviewer
Thursday, December 6th 3pm Heavenly Villa & Honey Lusch Home & Garden Market Village Saffia Widdershins
Friday, December 7th Happy Hunting! taping
Saturday, December 8th 3pm Auryn Beorn Scripting & education in Second Life Cinders Vale
5pm Isla Gealach Cheeky Pea and The Nest Saffia Widdershins
Sunday, December 9th 3pm Cain Maven Meshing about in Second Life Saffia Widdershins
5pm Maxwell Graf, Charlotte Bartlett and Loz Hyde Mesh creations Saffia Widdershins
Monday, December 10th 3pm Judy Chestnut Dwarfin Cinders Vale
Tuesday, December 11th 3pm Froukje Hoorenbeek Dutchie and working with mesh Saffia Widdershins
Wednesday, December 12th 3pm Rosamoo Mendelsohn & Xia Nishi Hunting! Saffia Widdershins
5pm Jessii2009 Warrhol Nexgen Aviation & Tribute Cinders Vale
Thursday, December 13th 4pm Callie Cline Business in Second Life Saffia Widdershins
6pm DeeAnne Dufaux Builder’s Brewery and Park Place Cinders Vale
Friday, December 14th Happy Hunting! 3pm Happy Hunting! show (with an interview from the Expo, and the final episode in this season of The Blackened Mirror)
Saturday, December 15th 3pm Candy Cerveau and Malkavyn Eldritch Strangelings Cinders Vale
5pm Mal Burns & Tara Yeats TV in the Metaverse Saffia Widdershins
Sunday, December 16th 3pm Heavenly Villa & Bill Kaye Centre for Business Development Saffia Widdershins
5pm AGrid Aftermath/Cytherion Revnik Yumis and Games Cinders Vale
Monday, December 17th 3pm Honour Macmillan Blogging Second Life Saffia Widdershins
5pm Maxwell Graf, Kriss Lehrmann and Loz Hyde More about Mesh! Saffia Widdershins
Tuesday, December 18thSaffia 3pm Edward Pearse Christmas Traditions Saffia Widdershins
Wednesday, December 19th 3pm PARTY!!! DJ’d by Victor Mornington

Come along and learn more at 3pm and 5pm SLT! And we don’t think we are too hard to find …

Christmas Expo 2012, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Christmas Expo 2012, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

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A Christmas Tree and a Toy Soldier

A Christmas Tree and a Toy Soldier

Today’s jigsaw shows the part of the theatre of Ballet Pixelle, the wonderful ballet dance troupe who are the subject of today’s final Designing Worlds as we look at their work, and their Christmas production of the Ballet The Nut, based on the Nutcracker Suite.  More about that later …

The picture shows me in the amazing dress that Eliza Wierwight has created for the Music Boxes at Art India event, standing next to a splendid Nut soldier.  It did seem appropriate to dress as a Christmas tree for our last seasonal show.

I’m wearing the subdued version of this exuberant dress, I should point out!

Here’s the jigsaw.

Click to Mix and Solve

A Christmas Tree and a Toy Soldier

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Catch up with your Prim Perfect jigsaws (showing images of Second Life and other virtual worlds).

If you’d like to submit a photo of your own to feature as a jigsaw, send it to the Prim Perfect Flickr Group. It should be sized 800w x 600h, or else it will need to be re-sized.

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