Monday, 30 March 2015

The Spirit Light Dance Company's Spring Showcase

Yesterday I attended the Spirit Light Dance Company's Spring Showcase.   There were only three numbers but each one was a little jewel.  

Truckin', choreographed by Amari DiRicchezi Thomas and Dancers

Since there weren't a lot of people I dared to try taking a few photos, although they did crash me a few times so I'm not madly happy with them.   Besides if you take photos you can't enjoy the performance, especially when you use freeze frame as I do.  

Truckin', choreographed by Amari DiRicchezi Thomas and  Dancers

To take really good photos of dance performances you need to see them danced more than once and get a feel for the dance.  I know many people like ToySoldier Thor take photos all the time "on the fly" but I guess that's not how I work.  

 Somewhere  from Westside Story
choreographed by Caryl Meredith with Si de Brit
This was a beautiful romantic dance with a wonderful set and the heartbreaking music of Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim - "Somewhere " from Westside Story, which is a timeless classic.

Somewhere from Westside Story
choreographed by Caryl Meredith with Si de Brit

There's a place for us,
Somewhere a place for us.
Peace and quiet and open air
Wait for us somewhere.

There's a time for us,
Someday a time for us.
Time together with time to spare,
Time to learn, time to care.

Someday, somewhere
We'll find a new way of living,
We'll find a way of forgiving,

Imagination from Alice in Wonderland  choreographed by Eva Harley with Dancers

I crashed out on during this number and only took the one photo.  But I did see some very clever scene changes and the other dancers whom Eva Harley used to present her very entertaining number.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Elysium Cabaret enters the Blogosphere!

In a long overdue move the Elysium Cabaret has started a blog on Wordpress, which is a bit of a mystery to me since my many years of blogging have involved the Blogger platform.  But I'm sure all the contributors, including me, will manage to master it sooner or later. 

Myth Raven posted the first review of last Friday's show and what a great job she did! Along with her excellent commentary she took some wonderful photos which is not an easy task at a busy dance venue like the Empire Room.

Jo, Roni and Winnie celebrate the Vernal Equinox
photo by Myth Raven

Along with the many other fine performances by Ally, Baby, Wiz, Queenie, Winnie with Diiar, Jilley and Baby, Roni and Winnie and I celebrated the Vernal Equinox with a dance performed to Enya's Pax Deorum.

As always the audience was invited up to the stage to join in the dance fun and Wild made us all look like stars with her wonderful group dances.

Group dance choreographed by Wild
Photo by Myth Raven
Remember Elysium Cabaret performs for your enjoyment every Friday night at 6pm SLT at the Empire Room!