We invite you to a unique exhibit showing for 5 days only through Saturday August 13. ‘Flourish’ is both an art installation created as a precursor to a fantastic show to presented by our friends at WCPA.
Woodcrest University is an urban RP (roleplay) community found in the London Docks and Woodcrest sims in Second Life. The university and town are both fictional. However, we strive to emulate a “real world” setting in contemporary North Carolina. WoodCrest University is one of the oldest Role Play universities in Second Life.
The students and teachers of the Performing Arts class in the university have for over 3 years been teaching how to design, create and stage dance in Second Life and putting on around 3 shows a year at the university.
Lead by instructors Red Woods and Leninah Starlight the class has started to forge a relationship with SLEA and the ‘Flourish’ show is the second collaboration following on from the event at the ‘Crystal Carnival’ last year.
Based on the concept outlined above, added especially for the SLEA show there is the ‘Flourish Gallery’ which contains representations of each of the 11 pieces of inspirational art from which the show is derived. Each piece in the gallery has an info point where you can see and learn about the inspiration. Then at the show itself you can see for yoruself what that choreographer saw and did with the inspiration the art provided when it flourishes into a fully stage produced dance routine with music, set and dance.
The descriptions around the Gallery, which you can see by clicking the plaque on each log by the info point are as follows:
Piece: Queen By Segred “Red” Woods
Inspiring artwork: A painting of Queen Elizabeth I
She was innovative for her time and she didn’t bow to the will of others despite being a woman
Music: Queen by Todrick Hall
Piece: Starry Night by Enigma
Inspiring artwork: The famous van Gough painting ‘The Starry Night’
The materpiece brought to the stage along with Don McLean’s sound track to add the element of inspired dance and movement to this classic.
Music by Don McLean
Piece: Gaia by Tiffany
Inspiring artwork: The image of Gaia, mother earth
A sea of natural wonders and experiences await in this number. One to appeal to your naturalist side (naturalist not naturist keep your clothes on please !)
Music ‘Earth’ by Taimane
Piece: Puttin on the Ritz by Minky
Inspiring artwork: An old photograph of a time and style
A materialization of the memory that really takes you there!
Music by Taco
Piece: Fix You by Rain
Inspiring artwork: A sad picture of a broken robot
This image resulted in a most beautiful, touching creation of what that broken robot might feel, need, be.
Music by Music by Fearless Soul, cover of ColdPlay ‘Fix You’
Piece: Dancing in the Dark by Andi
Inspiring artwork: Dark Dancing
One of two pieces by Andi in this show that bring to life an image
Music by Cannons
Piece: It Will Rain by Bunny
Inspiring artwork: A romantic sketch of a couple and an umbrella
So many things can come from that, in this case a beautiful match of song, set and dance. Watch out for the secret stars, the ducks ! 😛
Music by Bruno Mars & The Notebook
Piece: Sunflower by RoBear
Inspiring artwork: A Sunflower
A spiritual look at the beauty of nature
Music by Robear
Piece: neon Lights by Andi
Inspiring artwork: An asbstract neon line drawing
Straight sharp lines re-invisioned as smooth movement and a new symmetry in the second piece from Andi for this show.
Music by Demi Lovato
Piece: Sound Embrace By Segred “Red” Woods
Inspiring artwork: A Thousand Wings and Sound Embrace painted and written by LikaCameo
The painting captured my imagination on sight. The words inspired me to pull you into the sea of my mind where nothing but sound makes sense
Music: Compilation of short pieces from the anime movie Koe No Katachi
Piece: Sforzarsi by Leninah
Inspiring artwork: The classic poem ‘Invictus’ by William Ernest Henley
This poem with its dark overtones yet soul defining inspiration, prompted a three-movement piece depicting the life cycles of birth, life and death and the struggles we all face.
Sforzarsi is Italian for ‘To strive’
Music by Movement:
A New Beginning – Alexadre Desplat
Shooting Stars – Owl City
Dust in the Wind – Damned Anthem
This show will be utilizing our lag free performance platform named SLEA Space designed by Mandel Solano at the intersection of 3 regions. As always it is available for particle and light shows as well as large scale performances. For more information visit or SLEA INFO Center accessible through our Main Landing on Region 7 or direct TP.