Saturday, 21 May 2016

Next Enchanted Lady Garden: "Thumbelina"

Finally the day has come... 

The Minxettes cordially invite you to the first showing of "Thumbelina" Enchanted Lady Garden show!



Come join our little troupe at 1pm SLT today, or plan for the re-showing next Friday at 3pm SLT. 

If you've seen the last performances during Enchantment, you sure do know that you dont want to miss this!

And thanks to our very lovely ColeMarie, there's even a preview video of some of the things to come :D This is a sneak peek of the dance or very amazing Kismet Coy put together to one of Cole's songs for these two shows:

video

This is only the re-upload of Cole's Video so it's small and the "youtube" link isnt working... go see the large size version of the video on Cole's flickr! <3

So if this doesnt convince you yet to come, we're not sure what will... oh maybe this: there is naughty lady bugs too. :D




Saturday, 30 April 2016

"Renew and remember..."

So to make up for the insanely long time it took to get a post up in March, I made it my goal to get it out of the way right away this month... hope that counts as compensation should the christmas post end up in April again next year.... :P

I am sure you are about as curious as our anticipating audience yesterday what candies and pretties this month's "Burlesque Bustle" had to offer... Well trust me, you will not be disappointed!



Apparently the beginning of spring must have triggered something in all of us this month... and it created this wide array of performances in muted colors surrounding end and begginning, arrival and leave, rebirth and death, destruction and rebuilding..

I have no idea how this happened this time, but I'm absolutely amazed and thrilled about this unspoken collective mind! **QueenBee is proud of The Hive....** ;)

My appologies from the start, somewhere in this I failed to paparazzi on Red, our lovely hostess and DJ of the night.... I was apparently too focused to fix the swing than getting some snapshots of her in :/ Sorry Red, you'll get extra many next month :D

But let's move on to the actual show! Which, in fact, opened tonight with velvet curtains and footprints!

 
Opening number this evening was Aelva and whereas she put the Garden into Lady Garden several times before with her wide array of nature themed sets, this time she put the Lady Garden into the Lady Garden in its purest sense.... okay let's leave it at that, you totally missed out if you didnt see this live with the matching song... 







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I haven't laughed this hard in so long. Thanks Aelva for sharing this with us :D

Next up arrived set #2 of the eveing, Exhi, with another captivating and dazzeling number... It clearly picked up on the vintage flair we just witnessed with Aelva's song, at least in vision. 





I loved the song version Exhi picked (a whitestripes cover) and it went so perfectly with the rich monochrome look of the stage. But one again, one stage wasnt enough for this one.... looks like the day-job wasn't sexappeal-filled enough, she also invited us for a spin to check out the night time job.... :D




I'm so happy we have you with us, Exhi, you're such a talented Lady :D

So in all this hivemindedness, I went with the shatter and rebuild approach this month... paired with a rather eclectic-hypnotic German song of a band I had never heard of up this point, I'm not quite sure how it happened, but that's what came about once the set was finished. Let's put this litterally... the pieces just fell in place. :) And this is what emerged:





Eostri took the stage next, and if my own act wasnt dooming the planet enough for you yet, hers must be right your cup of tea I'm sure!

Eostri's set was all about arrival and leave, fight or flight.. I just loved this soooooo smart interpretation of Bowie's "I'm afraid of Americans". Didn't we all want to know what alien droids would do upon first gazing at our beloved home planet....... xD




The choreo was super cool, and I wish i had saved some of the emotes with it for the picture descriptions and blog post :P Best I recall, there was a "panic mode initiated" sequence of sorts xD

Thanks for sharing another side of yourself with us today Eos, this was fun!

Oh and speaking about gone and ashes and all... No. 5 on stage this very fine night was a very exotic and rare bird today: our very own "old-as-stone" Minxette Sierra, who's been absent of stage for quite a while now but oh my, whenever she returns, it gets hot in some way.... this time, very litterally. :D



Doom and explosion had been part of this energy filled number to "I'm Alive!", and I loved every second of it! Glad you havent given up on the spotlight yet, lovely lady, and brought us a Phoenix to rise from the ashes today... <3


So now with all these different interpretations of winter's ending and life returning in spring, there was still a little sad portion to keep in mind and in our case, to wrap up the show,

Last dance of the night came from Diawa, who invited us to take a look at the real world with her tribute number to "the artist formerly known as" Prince.

It's not all forever lasting, so let's stay mindfull of that and make life a good place to be for ourselves and others. Even if it's not always perfect, self-destruction is by far worse than regaining strength of a rough patch... Okay I'm sliding into philosophic turf now but I guess that is part of spring as well, isnt it..... :)


So I'll leave you with more images of "di posse", this time consisting of Diawa with SexyS, Exhi and Eostri!





We do sincerely hope that you enjoyed the show this month and will come back to the next curtain at Lady Garden Cabaret :)

Next month is our Enchanted Lady Garden month, so be prepared for a lot of interpretive ways to look at a fairy tale ;)

XOXOX
Chandra

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

April's Dance


We're coming closer to our montly main show, Ladies and Gentlemen. Mark your calendars, and join us for another amazing hour with The Minxettes! This Friday 3PM SLT only at Lady Garden Cabaret <3

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Feature in DIversity Magazine

LADY GARDEN CABARET feature in Diversity Magazine
Wed, Apr 20 2016 12:53:07 PM PDT

Drop everything you're doing and look at Jena's AMAZING feature of Lady Garden's 5th anniversary celebration at https://issuu.com/avajhamin0/docs/diversity_magazine_-_iss5_apr2016 (starting page 74) - some of you may know Jena still from her time on stage, as she used to be a Minxette in the last year before Chopsy vanished... I knew the interview portion, obviously, but her pictures are so fantastic and gorgeous and I'm so proud of all of us.... no words!!

Thanks so much Jena for staying a little Minxette in heart all these years <3
XOXOX


(LGC feature starting on page 74) PS: send some love to Jena inworld if you like her article :D

Friday, 15 April 2016

LGC goes FantasyFaire



Join us this month at FantasyFaire with a retelling of some of our "Peter Pan" and "The Last Unicorn" performances!

Will post slurl as soon as it's available :)

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

"WE ARE 5!"

I dont even know where to start when thinking back on all those years. What a ride! What an amazing pool of creativity! What a fantastic audience! 

There's seriously no words for what The Minxettes have created over these past 5 years, and I'd like to start this post off with sending a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you who have been part of the troupe during this time. WE ARE FIVE!


And, i also really wanted to show you the fantastic birthday cake Gal made us for the occasion! It was intended to be for her anniversary set stage, but turns out, two stop signs ruined the plan....... So it turned into the most fantastic celebration decoration, instead. If you didnt see it live, it'll be there during April as well until we re-decorate for May's Enchanted Lady Garden show.

Anway, let's move to the actual show!

Opening number of the night was no other than one of our longest still active Minxettes, Diawa, with her FAME Bowie tribute...



 I love this stage, the colors are absolutely amazing and the performance flawless as usual. Thanks so much for sticking with us all this time Di, and all the motivation you've been giving me to keep the club running <3

Also just to mention at the beginning, here's a glance at our lovely hostess and DJ of the night, Red, high up on her swing watching the show and spinning the tunes...

There is no other with this amazing selection of cover songs that go so perfectly well with about any music one of our girls picks for their sets.... I'm still amazed how she finds those!!

Also if I recall correctly, this should be about the time Red actively joined our troupe in the last year... Or was it February? Or January even?? I admit I'm a bit foggy at that... I'll have to investigate :D

Regardless how long, thanks for all your work and patience with our little jumpy troupe of fleas, crazy lady!

So let's shift our view back down to the actual scenes behind curtain.

IT'S TIME FOR MORE CAKE.

This was set #2 of the night, Aelva, with her tantalizing "Sugar So Fly" group number. Guess who went straight for the poles....

The stage was just super gorgeous, especially if you could watch it with materials enabled. I usually dont have shadows/materials shaders enable during shows, but I turned it on for this so you all get to see it the way it was "intended" to be seen. Special mention at this point of the shiney sparkley appliers Rug made for Spot On, cause well... we're proud of the deeds of our Minxettes even beyond the stage :D





This is just beyond gorgeous. I love the mix of dreamy and modern, and I'm so glad we got to get that little "experimental" side of yours out of hiding Aelva. Thinking about it, there's LGC-joining-anniversary time for you coming up as well, isnt it? Thanks for all your work and involvement at the Lady Garden ever since you started dancing with us! So glad to have you!

The next number of the show was a special request, cause well.. S was super busy during April with Exodus show, and I couldnt have her not be part of the anniversary show given the fact she's as well one of our longest lasting still active Minxettes <3

So set 3 of the night was performed by SexyS, the so much fun croc act from our Peter Pan show once more. I seriously love this routine!! Very glad we got to see it again for the birthday party... in case you wonder, the croc ate the cake and some dancers, that's why he's so fat.



We worked ourself to set 4 of the night, performed by Exhi, and omg it was fantastic!! So here's a full rain of pictures as so much was happening in this performance that I'd hate to mss anything in the pics ;)



She made her point pretty clear on HOW much Burning Desire she has in her... Thanks so much for bringing your creativity to our little troupe Exhi, so happy to have you! And you can't go anywhere else anymore just so you know :P

Speaking about cars and hot chicks... we got more of them!!


This was Kismet, trolled by the doves of Second Life that make prims go boom! I would love to share a screenshot she sent me at this point, but I think she'll tar and feather me and she looks kinda bad ass so I'll take a pass :P  Regardless of them doves, she's handeling it like a pro and this stage looked super cool with its catwoman-cartoon-villain-gone-rogue-joker-style appeal! We so should do a villain show some day!

I keep repeating myself, again, time of being with the troup does that cause I get more chances to post it: Thanks for all your dedication, passion and time with us Kislet ;)

Also we are nearly at the end of this show. Coming up next is the second-last set of the night, presented by Eostri. She proved that the myth of Siren's is not neccessarily one of fish tails. Look at those legs!





So glad I got to see this as well now, this siren number was her audition piece for LGC by the way, and I'd say after all we've seen of her so far: We caught a big fish :D

And so we do finally arrive at the end of the night, with myself gracing the stage in a "you will never forget it" K-pop cake style... I dont know what it is about sugar sweet Asian kitsch with me.. it wins my heart. Also I blame some of the inspiration on Misse, because her hand drawn stages are just beyond amazing and this one clearly needed some pastel kitsch too, even if my whip cream does remind me of garlic cloves :P  However with all being put together I will say, the stage looks like the song sounds. So be warned if you ever click the video link on Cole's flickr!

I got myself some backup support from Diawa and Rug. Admittedly, this wasn't planned at very first due to lack of time, but I ran into Di a week before the show, wearing that little baby pink latex outfit that just screamed "YOU'RE IN!!" And I'll be honest, the song in theory would have needed at least 4 more anyhow if you just go by k-pop traditions! :D


 And thus ends once again one fantastic show and one fantastic year at the Lady Garden. Amongst the full array of celebrations and anniversary, this also concluded our first year at Pegasoi as part of the Ippos Collective, and I can say from the depth of my heart, THANK YOU Duchess for letting us move in and being the most fantastic Landlady we've ever had. <3

On to another successful year, everybody!!

XOXOX
Chandra