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ExtravaDanza set for Imagine! Photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

ExtravaDanza set for Imagine! Photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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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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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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New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm today, Monday 25th May for an episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, when we’ll be showing a repeat of our show on one of the best known Dr Who/Timelord roleplay regions of New Gallifrey.

The word “adult” can mean many things – primary is, perhaps, behaving like grown ups. This sometimes seems to be forgotten when Adult is applied to ratings, in film, tv, or games, where Adult is sometimes treated as meaning “extreme sexual and violent content”. And this mis-conception is extended to Second Life regions too.

Well, no. In many cases, Adult means Adults (i.e. grown ups) making the decision that they may, occasionally, want to show a naked image. Or actually use swear words in chat. Or that they don’t actually want to have to worry about these things at all, and using the Adult definition means you don’t have to. You’ve created a place for grown ups.

And such a place is New Gallifrey (as Honour McMillan has pointed out in her article on this issue: http://bit.ly/1JR1T9I – which is well worth a read).

New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

This region houses several timelords’ privates Tardises (Tardes, perhaps?) but also the Panopticon, the focal point for the adventures of the Timelords who, after the Time War, found themselves trapped in Second Life. Time travel adapts rather well to Second Life – but in this episode we’ll be concentrating on New Gallifrey itself. The old Panopticon, which we visited way back in 2008 was destroyed as part of a summerlong storyline. Now the new New Gallifrey has emerged, and it really is spectacular.

We are given a guided tour by Sen Pixie, former Lord President of the High Council of New Gallifrey, Kylie Todriya, who in the New Gallifrey multiverse is the Pythia of the Sisterhood of the Jade Dreamers, and also Chancellor of New Gallifrey, and Rowan Thursday, the High Seeress of New Gallifrey and also Sister Dreamweaver to the Pythia. They are also the primary builders of this magnificent edifice, and of the landscape that surrounds it.

Inside the Tardis of Coordinator Deimos, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Inside the Tardis of Coordinator Deimos, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Then we are given a tour of the darkly stylish Tardis belonging to David Abbot, aka Deimos, head of the Celestial Intervention Agency.

This is a show for everyone who loves good design, the potential for roleplay in Second Life and – of course – the universe of Dr Who! So join us, at 2pm today, to travel once more through time and space.

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 AviewTV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Visit New Gallifrey at:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/New%20Gallifrey/186/146/47
(Please note that this is an ADULT region)
Learn more about the roleplay at: New Gallifrey Public Record: https://ngpublicrecord.wordpress.com/

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Angel Manor, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Angel Manor, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm today, Monday 18th May for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, when we’ll be visiting the sumptuous Angel Manor Estate in the company of its owner and creator, Kaya Angel.

The Estate consists of nine regions that contain public areas including the famous Rose Theatre, the Rose Art Gallery, a ballroom, an opera house, a library, and function rooms of many kinds including a fabulous Banqueting Hall. There are residential apartments and some private homes set in the beautiful gardens that surround the central buildings.

Angel Manor, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Angel Manor, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The design work is fabulous. The core buildings are reminiscent of a Hapsburg palace; the entrance to the main building reminded me of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, and the magnificence extends to the rooms within.  The Art Gallery is fascinating; it seems closer to the much-missed Dresden Gallery than to most art galleries in Second Life – and proves unequivocally that there is a place for realism within a virtual world.

Angel Manor, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Angel Manor, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We will be exploring some of the main function rooms with Kaya Angel and looking at the techniques and the underlying philosophy that has gone into their creation, looking at the beautiful private apartment belonging to a long term resident, Marcus Lefevre, and exploring the gardens, formal, informal and Japanese!

This is a show packed with magnificent beauty – so so do join us, at 2pm today!

Angel Manor, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Angel Manor, 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.

Angel Manor Estates: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Angel%20Manor/19/185/21
Website: http://www.impl.org.uk

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The latest episode of Designing Worlds – where we pay the second of our visits to the fabulous Fantasy Faire – is now on the web.

 

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This week, we talk to Zander Greene and Gabrielle Riel who, with Elrik Merlin, were behind Fantasy Faire Radio (and Zander also played a major part in Faire organisation).

Fantasy Faire 2015: Aurora, designed by Beq Janus: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire 2015: Aurora, designed by Beq Janus: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We also talk to some of the people who were involved in the event: Garnet Psaltery, who was one of the organisers of the Literary Festival; Aelva, who organised the amazing Night Theatre shows (which packed the region every night of the Fire); Stevie Basevi and Belial Darwinian, who were behind the Sanctuary Roleplayers whose roleplay The Trial of Lut ran throughout the Faire, just one of three highly successful roleplays that invited visitors to watch and to interact.

Fantasy Faire 2015: Poseidon's Abyss, designed by Haveit Neox: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire 2015: Poseidon’s Abyss, designed by Haveit Neox: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we talk to Corvi Ashdene. owner of The Dark Fae, about what is involved in bringing a store to the Faire.

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Fantasy Faire 2015: Odyssey, designed by Alia Baroque: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire 2015: Odyssey, designed by Alia Baroque: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm today, Monday 11th May for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, when we’ll be paying the second of our visits to the fabulous Fantasy Faire.

In last week’s show we talked to organisers and developers of the Faire and its different aspects. This week, we’ll be talking to Zander Greene and Gabrielle Riel who, with Elrik Merlin, were behind Fantasy Faire Radio (and Zander also played a major part in Faire organisation).

Fantasy Faire 2015: Poseidon's Abyss, designed by Haveit Neox: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire 2015: Poseidon’s Abyss, designed by Haveit Neox: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We’ll be talking to some of the people who were involved in the event: Garnet Psaltery, who was one of the organisers of the Literary Festival; Aelva, who organised the amazing Night Theatre shows (which packed the region every night of the Fire); Stevie Basevi and Belial Darwinian, who were behind the Sanctuary Roleplayers whose roleplay The Trial of Lut ran throughout the Faire, just one of three highly successful roleplays that invited visitors to watch and to interact.

And we’ll be talking to Corvi Ashdene. owner of The Dark Fae, about what is involved in bringing a store to the Faire.

Fantasy Faire 2015: YoZakura, designed by Nya Alchemy: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire 2015: YoZakura, designed by Nya Alchemy: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Once again, we have some outrageously beautiful things to show you – 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.

Fantasy Faire 2015: Poppetsborough, designed by Luna Barak, Alrunia Ahn and Kyra Reiter: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire 2015: Poppetsborough, designed by Luna Barak, Alrunia Ahn and Kyra Reiter: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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