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Saturday, July 28, 2012

"Mille Gracie" to the Fantastic Audience at The Dance Queen's Festival!

Our biggest audience yet with over 40 in attendance.  Emerging lag got things a little rocky for us (like that has never happened before!) and everyone was great about it!  
A large and diverse audience to enjoy Petah's Adventure (there's always one cloud in the bunch!)
Here's a selection from the four pages I imported from the expressions of apprectiation our audience shared in local chat after the performance...

Taralyn Gravois: applause
Angel Damask: .-'`'-. APPLAUSE APPLAUSE .-'`'-.
randy Thor: Great costumes
Taralyn Gravois: Encore
Geraldine Ashdene:   (¸¸.•´ ¯¨•.¸¸ Applause ¸¸.•¨¯`•.¸¸)
GreigHighland: great story!
Shadow Tarber: WONDERFULLY DONE!!!!
Ewan (ewan.bonham): BRavoooooo
Angel Damask: Wonderful.
randy Thor: wonderful show!!!
Nanceee Sinatra: .-'`'-. APPLAUSE APPLAUSE .-'`'-.
randy Thor: wonderful!!
Ric Lyle: great job u guys!!!
Shadow Tarber: terrific show!!! thank you!!!!
randy Thor: wonderful show everyone!!!
Pia Klaar: Awesome performance
Feli (felicia.ibanez): Great show
VikkiLynn Caproni shouts: Was Wonderful
Dubhna Rhiadra: thank you all so much

Thank you to the organizers of the Dance Queen's Festival who do such an excellent and throrough job in prepping and anticipating the challenges that a festival like this can create.  They really know how to do it up right!  Bravo one and all!
The "Petah.." set qued up with the rest of the productions on Level 7
LAST PERFORMANCE ... Next Saturday at 2pm at the SL Enquirer's Headquarters on San Jose in the Costa Rica Estate.  Tell your friends.  It will be the chance to see this adventure before we tuck it away and begin a new one.

Join Us @ The Dance Queen's Festival V Today at 2pm

Photo and Poster Art by Fae Varriale
Join us today as we present our next-to-last performance of Petah & The Wolf at the Dance Queen's Dance Festival V ... one of the largest (if not THE largest) virtual dance events on the grid!

August 4th is our performance at the SL Enquirer's headquarters on Costa Rica and after that ... POOF!  Petah & The Wolf retires into virtual memory as we begin contemplation on our next collaborative creation.  Don't miss your last chances to see this delightful dance adventure!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Saturday, July 21st Performance: CANCELLED

Photo by Fae Varriale for Independent Ballet
It's Dance Queens Festival time and many of our IBC dancers will be performing there.  Why would we want to compete with that?  So there will be no performance of PETAH & THE WOLF Today.  But catch us next weekend when WE perform at the Dance Queens Festival - a "Perfect Storm" celebration of Virtual Dance on the SL Grid. 

For the Information and Schedule of the AMAZING! Dance Queens Festival ... CLICK HERE!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Thank You Nayade and Opera Joven!

Another audience rapt as the delightful adventure unfolds.

RealityStalker Oh: ♫~~♫~~APPLAUSE~~♫~~♫
ViRuS WriTeR (virus.writer): ♫~~♫~~APPLAUSE~~♫~~♫
John Harbinger (johnharbinger) claps enthusiastically
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ViRuS WriTeR (virus.writer):  `'¹li¡|¡|¡il¹'`      `'¹li¡|¡|¡il¹'
John Harbinger (johnharbinger): wonderful
Rainbowsweetness Moonbeam: well done you alll very well
Talus Ravenheart: Bravo! Bravo!!! well done! :D
Yuki Rain: Fantastic!
Dubhna Rhiadra: thank you all so much for being a wonderful audience
John Harbinger (johnharbinger): thank you so much
Yuki Rain: Thanks for a great performance!
John Harbinger (johnharbinger): thank you ALL... great performance!
Fae's lovely Information Center, always ready with all sorts of info about IBC!
Saturday, July 21 at 2Pm SLT ~  NO PERFORMANCE TODAY!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Thank You Fusion Performing Arts Center!

A great venue and a fabulous audience!
It was one of those rough SL Saturdays when feet get sticky and rubber bands are twanging ... but we made it through another great performance of PETAH &THE WOLF, as ever thanks to a terrific, enthusiastic Audience!

Post Performance Comments:
MarySWW Lawksley: AWESOME!!
Lila (lila.wardark): great show thank you
ƬƠƁƖ (tobi.magic): Absolutely outstanding.
Ric Lyle: great show
Renshai: cracking show!
Feli (felicia.ibanez): AMAZING
ƊƖƔƖƝЄ ( Original and perfectly executed!
Ric Lyle: thank you great show!!!
Sugga (suggadiva): everybody was awesome :)
ƊƖƔƖƝЄ ( Hope to see you visit FPAC again with more wonderful shows
Feli (felicia.ibanez): Yes thank you all for coming to The Fusion Performing Arts Center for:
Feli (felicia.ibanez): Thank you so much Independent Ballet for this great production!

"Petah" and the gang strut proudly (and well earned!) in the Final Procession
Saturday, July 14th at 2pm SLT ~~ Opera Joven

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Independent Ballet says, "Thank You!"

Mille Gracie to two ladies who have been especially kind to IBC recently...

Lanai Jarrico, Editor-in-Chief of the SL Enquirer...
Lanai is a lover of creativity and a supporter of arts and music all over the grid.  She saw that IBC had no web presence and thought we should have one.  So she generously gave of her time and the sponsorship of SLE and created one for us.  It was just what we needed!  Thank You! Thank You!

Virus Writer, Blogger ...
Virus attended last weekend's performance of Petah & The Wolf at Kenya: Feed-a-Smile.  The performance there raised money for 31 meals for children in Kenya, administered by the two year old charity which is run in Second Life by Brique Topaz.

Virus was so impressed by the performance that she wrote about it on her blog, including some excellent performance photos!  CLICK HERE to see them!  A hundred, thousand thanks for the kind words and the posting!

Five Performances Remaining of PETAH & THE WOLF

Poster and Photo Art by Fae Varriale
Independent Ballet Company's (IBC) newest production, entitled Petah and the Wolf, is a colorful variation of children's favorite, Sergei Prokofiev’s 20th Century Classic: Peter and the Wolf.  It is the musical story of a small, fearless child who plays in the woods and is more than a match for the Big Bad Wolf. Only five more performances of this vibrant story-through-dance remain in this summer's virtual tour.

The production features a vibrant setting by artist Fae Varriale, and is under the direction of Dubhna Rhiadra, with choreography by Dubhna Rhiadra, Deyna Broek and Annamaria Manatiso.  The majority of IBC’s performers are controlling their own dance animations, working in concert with each other for larger group animations as they apply in the performance.  The result is a mix of technology and individual skill that is delighting audiences everywhere it is presented.

There are differences to this performance that fans of the classic story will note.  The most obvious is that the title character of “Peter” is “Petah” as IBC’s version features an adventurous little girl, danced by Deyna Broek.  The production uses the Deutsche Grammophon recording with narration by well-know British rock musician/actor Sting, and Claudio Abbado conducting the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.  Sting’s narration reflects the reality in modern Britain that wolves have long since been hunted into extinction.  A wolf found in Britain today would not be shot, as in the classical narration, but captured and put in a zoo.  This recording reflects that reality.

In 1936 Sergei Prokofiev was commissioned by Natalya Sats and the Central Children's Theatre in Moscow to write a new musical symphony for children. The intent was to cultivate "musical tastes in children from the first years of school".  Intrigued by the invitation, Prokofiev completed Peter and the Wolf in just four days, and it debuted on 2 May 1936.  Since its first premiere, recordings of this musical fantasy have featured a host of luminaries and celebrities including Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Sir John Gielgud, Christopher Lee, Sean Connery, Peter Ustinov, Paul Hogan, Sterling Holloway, Beatrice Lillie, David Bowie, Mia Farrow, Lorne Greene, Sir Alec Guinness, Jonathan Winters, Patrick Stewart, Ben Kingsley, Melissa Joan Hart, George Raft, Carol Channing, David Attenborough, Sharon Stone,William F. Buckley, Jr. Itzhak Perlman, Captain Kangaroo, and Dame Edna Everage.

Because of the technical nature of this virtual performance, IBC  asks that guests to performances please be sure to take off any scripted objects to reduce lag -  HUDS, RP meters, Mystitools, AOs, scripted clothing items etc.  Unlike real ballet performances, this is not a show to come dressed to the nines in, all sparkles and bling-laden.

Performances continue this month through the first weekend in August.

July 7th Fusion Arts Centre
July 14th Opera Joven
July 21 Moonlight Smile Peaceful Land -  CANCELLED
LM to be determined ... check back later
August 4th SL Enquirer.

GALLERY OF "PETAH & THE WOLF" IMAGES by Artist, Fae Varriale

"Petah" Photo by Fae Varriale
"The Bird" Photo by Fae Varriale

"The Duck" Photo by Fae Varriale

"Grandfather" Photo by Fae Varriale

"The Cat" Photo by Fae Varriale

"The Wolf" Photo by Fae Varriale

"The Hunters" Photo by Fae Varriale

"Petah and the Hunters" Photo by Fae Varriale