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ExtravaDanza set for Imagine! Photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

ExtravaDanza set for Imagine! Photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

All images by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – as we discover the world of Second Life dance spectaculars – is now on the web.

We visit the beautiful region of Extravadanza, currently set out for the wonderful ballet, Imagine!, performed by a ombination of the dance companies the Night Theater, Extravadanza and Elysium and we see extracts from Imagine! too.

ExtravaDanza set for Imagine! Photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

ExtravaDanza set for Imagine! Photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We talk to Aelva, head of the Night Theater, who has brought together many of the best dancers and choreographers in Second Life to create awesome shows for events such as One Billion Rising and Fantasy Faire (with a packed region every day for the beautiful ballet Fantasme)about how dances are constructed in Second Life … we will even get a chance to try one for ourselves!

We also talk to Royal Flush, the choreographer, about how the whole dance experience is created, and to Amethyst Dovgal, a dancer new to the Night Theater who is working on her first dance for the company and who explains some of the things that it is necessary to learn to bring a dance from a concept in the head to a performance in Second Life!

ExtravaDanza set for Imagine! Photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

ExtravaDanza set for Imagine! Photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ExtravaDanza set for Imagine! Photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

ExtravaDanza set for Imagine! Photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm today, Monday 20th July for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, as we discover the world of Second Life dance spectaculars through the work of the dance companies the Night Theater, Extravadanza and Elysium, and seeing extracts from their wonderful ballet, Imagine!, performed on the stunning sets created on the region of Extravadanza.

ExtravaDanza set for Imagine! Photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

ExtravaDanza set for Imagine! Photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We’ll be talking to Aelva, head of the Night Theater, who has brought together many of the best dancers and choreographers in Second Life to create awesome shows for events such as One Billion Rising and Fantasy Faire (with a packed region every day for the beautiful ballet Fantasme). She will be showing us how dances are constructed in Second Life … we will even get a chance to try one for ourselves!  We’ll also be talking to Royal Flush, the choreographer, about how the whole dance experience is created.

ExtravaDanza set for Imagine! Photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

ExtravaDanza set for Imagine! Photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we’ll be talking a a dancer new to the Night Theater who is working on her first dance for the company – Amethyst Dovgal, who will explain some of the things that it is necessary to learn to bring a dance from a concept in the head to a performance in Second Life!

We think you’ll find this a fascinating and beautiful show – so do join us, at 2pm today!

ExtravaDanza set for Imagine! Photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

ExtravaDanza set for Imagine! Photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

You’ll be delighted to learn that not only can you explore the beautiful sets of Imagine! on Extravadanza, but there will be two bonus performances on Friday July 24th at 9pm slt. and Saturday July 25th at 11:59pm SLT.

ExtravaDanza set for Imagine! Photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

ExtravaDanza set for Imagine! Photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

This is the last show in our current season, but we will be back in September with a show that visits some of the spectacular builds of the Relay for Life of Second Life’s special Relay Weekend.

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All images by Wildstar Beaumont

DJ Stage at SL12B

DJ Stage at SL12B

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – as we pay the second of two visits to the Second Life 12th Birthday Community Celebration, recognising the 12th anniversary of the launch of Second Life – is now on the web.

In last week’s show we looked at the creations of residents; in this week’s show, we turn our attention to the wonderful public builds – the four great stages, the amazing Welcome Area – and the beautiful Dreamitarium.

Frog Stage at SL12B

Frog Stage at SL12B

We’ll be talking to the designers of all these areas – Anthony (adudenamed Anthony), Designer of the Dreamitarium; Walton F. Wainwright, Designer of the Welcome Area, Cube Republic, Designer of the Ixtlan Stage, Mikati Slade, Designer of the Cake Stage, Toady Nakamura and Flea Bussy, Designers of the Main Stage, and Kazuhiro Aridian, Designer of the DJ Stage.

Cake Stage at SL12B

Cake Stage at SL12B

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The latest episode of Designing Worlds – as we pay the first of two visits to the Second Life 12th Birthday Community Celebration, recognising the 12th anniversary of the launch of Second Life – is now on the web.

T his week Aisling Sinclair, standing in for Saffia this week, and Elrik Merlin talk to SL12B Event Co-lead Marianne McCann about her Bay City build and about the concept behind this year’s celebration; and to Jo Yardley, who brought a little of her 1920s Berlin project to SL12B.

Sl12B Community Celebration: Resident Builds

Sl12B Community Celebration: Resident Builds

Aisling and Elrik also visit some of the other resident builds – including the Designing Worlds installation that Aisling created! – and the show includes an extended slideshow of stunning images of the event by our wonderful photographer Wildstar Beaumont.

Sl12B Community Celebration: Resident Builds

Sl12B Community Celebration: Resident Builds

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The latest episode of Designing Worlds – as we explore a world where avatar customisation and breedable creations meet the world of Second Life sport, in the field of equestrianism – is now on the web.

We meet Honey Heart of ~Ladies’ Pleasure~ who tells us about avatar and breedable horses, and even more about what can be done in Second Life – taking a look at carriage rides (and races), dressage, show jumping and cross country – and we hear about horse racing too – with the aid of some of Honey’s horses: Cherry Lastchance, Dancer Inglewood, Emmalette Resident & Karin Lupindo.

Cross Country at ~Ladies' Pleasure~

Cross Country at ~Ladies’ Pleasure~

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The latest episode of Designing Worlds – when we’ll be learning all about the phenomenon of Second Life golf – is now on the web.

There are many sports in Second Life that residents can enjoy alone or with friends, and Second Life golf is one of them.  To play well requires a mixture of knowledge, skill … and perhaps a little luck as well.  There are a number of courses scattered around Second Life, some very realistic and some offering more unexpected hazards (volcanoes, panthers for example).  Saffia is a great fan – although Elrik had never played before this show. And so Saffia decided to show him why Second Life golf is such fun!

Getting set at Angel Manor golf course

Getting set at Angel Manor golf course

In the show we talk to CrowleyCorp, Designer of Crowley Corp Golf System (in other words, the clubs that we play with) and also owner of the Rolling Hills Golf Course who explains how the system works (and why it is so popular with golfers across Second Life). Then we visit LittleOneSusan Teardrop, Owner of Getting set at Angel Manor golf course, and she explains how she designs her course, incorporating elements of the the courses she has played – and ones she has loved.  Sinally, we meet up with Kaya Angel, Owner of Angel Manor Estate, which we visited on a recent show, and which has its own golf course.  Angel Manor’s six hole course is an excellent one for learning how to play golf (and for having a short game with friends) and Elrik finally gets a chance to try out what he has learned!

Emerald Crystal Golf Course

Emerald Crystal Golf Course

Golf Courses featured in the show:
Rolling Hills Golf Course
Emerald Crystal Golf Course
Angel Manor Golf Course

Some other courses to check out:
A Whisper of Silk Golf Course
AERO Golf Club
Haven Golf Resort
XL Underground Course (you play on the ground – but there’s a city overhead!)

Please note: we have not verified your personal safety on these last two courses – but we can’t wait to try them out!
Tombstone Arizona Golf Club (cowboy golf at its finest)
Al Raqis Golf Course (golf with a scifi twist)

 Please note: Most of these courses offer rental clubs. Some will require you to join a group in order to be able to rezz.

Unusual hazards at Rolling Hills Golf Course!

Unusual hazards at Rolling Hills Golf Course!

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Getting set at Angel Manor golf course

Getting set at Angel Manor golf course

Join us at 2pm today, Monday 22nd June for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, when we’ll be learning all about the phenomenon of Second Life golf!

There are many sports in Second Life that residents can enjoy alone or with friends, and Second Life is one of them.  To play well requires a mixture of knowledge, skill … and perhaps a little luck as well.  There are a number of courses scattered around Second Life, some very realistic and some offering more unexpected hazards (volcanoes, panthers for example).  Saffia is a great fan – although Elrik had never played before this show. And so Saffia decided to show him why Second Life golf is such fun!

Unusual hazards at Rolling Hills Golf Course!

Unusual hazards at Rolling Hills Golf Course!

In the show we talk to CrowleyCorp, Designer of Crowley Corp Golf System (in other words, the clubs that we play with) and also owner of the Rolling Hills Golf Course who explains how the system works (and why it is so popular with golfers across Second Life). Then we visit LittleOneSusan Teardrop, Owner of Getting set at Angel Manor golf course, and she explains how she designs her course, incorporating elements of the the courses she has played – and ones she has loved.  Sinally, we meet up with Kaya Angel, Owner of Angel Manor Estate, which we visited on a recent show, and which has its own golf course.  Angel Manor’s six hole course is an excellent one for learning how to play golf (and for having a short game with friends) and Elrik finally gets a chance to try out what he has learned!

Emerald Crystal Golf Course

Emerald Crystal Golf Course

This will be a fun show so so so do join us, at 2pm today!

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

Playing a round on the Angel Manor course

Playing a round on the Angel Manor course

Golf Courses featured in the show:
Rolling Hills Golf Course
Emerald Crystal Golf Course
Angel Manor Golf Course

Some other courses to check out:
A Whisper of Silk Golf Course
AERO Golf Club
Haven Golf Resort
XL Underground Course (you play on the ground – but there’s a city overhead!)

Please note: we have not verified your personal safety on these last two courses – but we can’t wait to try them out!
Tombstone Arizona Golf Club (cowboy golf at its finest)
Al Raqis Golf Course (golf with a scifi twist)

 Please note: Most of these courses offer rental clubs. Some will require you to join a group in order to be able to rezz.

 

 

 

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