ACT Special Christmas Day Event

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On Christmas Day at 2 pm, ACT will present a traditional Christmas story from Mexico. The action takes place in the mountains, where Adelina and her family and the other villagers are preparing for Christmas Eve. As events unfold, Adelina finds that her family has nothing to present as a gift in the church at midnight which is a village custom. What happens next involves the miracle of giving at Christmas. Please join us if you are available for this ACT performance that will be followed by dancing the Mexican Hat Dance, and the singing of traditional carols. Feliz Navidad!

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Winter Dreams – a new Anthology

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The Bards of Avilion have published their Christmas Anthology, WINTER DREAMS, with poems by the Bards of Avilion and illustrated by Kalia Laerornil Tirnel.

The book design is by Pipit Peacedream and Layne Thomas.

This is a very lovely seasonal edition and is available (at no cost) at The Bards Tent and beside the Christmas Tree at the Drum Circle in Avilion.

Please come and collect your copy.

The Bards of Avilion wish you all a Merry Yule!

Poseidon’s Ball Photography Contest and Christmas MerBallet

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The Avilion MerBallet Company is excited to perform for The 8th Annual Poseidon’s Ball on Saturday December 3rd on Avilion Nexus from 3pm to 5.30pm.

And, in honor of  Poseidon’s Ball, Avilion’s Providence Gallery and the Avilion Merrow are hosting a special photo contest.

This contest is an UNDERWATER photography contest.  You can submit one photo which depicts you or another person as a mer or wearing a diving suit or diving helmet in an underwater stetting.  There is an entire mer area in Avilion for you to explore and use for your photos.

ALL ENTRIES ARE DUE by Thursday, December 1st.

RULES:
Each artist must submit ONE full perm photo in SL to Veruca Tammas or
Upload a photo to the Flickr group created specifically for this event
https://www.flickr.com/groups/3014396@N23/

You may submit only ONE entry..  If you submit more than one entry you will be contacted and you will have to choose which one is to be deleted from the contest.

No nudity
Entries MAY be altered via Photoshop, Gimp, or using any other graphics software
All photos MUST be your original work

PRIZES:
1st Place – Trophy from Steel Souls, a L$1,000 gift card from Zuri Jewelery and a L$500 gift card from Albino Peacock

2nd Place – Trophy and gift worth L$500 from Steel Souls a L$250 gift card from Albino Peacock and a L$200 gift from Mermaid Treasure Boutique

3rd Place –  Trophy from Steel Souls a L$500 gift card from Poet’s Heart and L$100 gift card from Albino Peacock

WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE 8th ANNUAL POSEIDON’S BALL on Saturday, December 3rd 3-5:30 pm

Thank you to our sponsors below.  See you there!

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AMBCo: Performance at Phoenix Theatre

Be sure to join dancers of The Avilion MerBallet Company at the next Men-in-Motion performance at The Empire Room on Saturday, November 19th at 3pm.

The dance entitled Parting Glass by Peter Hollens is choreographed, the set and costumes styled, by JP Damien.  It will be performed by JP Damien, Opacus Jenkins and Fafnir Kiranov.

Exciting!!

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‘The Toymaker’s Gift’

ACT in association with the Avilion Entertainers present a dance drama version of the classic Nutcracker story for Christmas.  Rehearsals are well under way for this well-loved tale of Marie, a young girl, who breaks the spell of the Nutcracker and visits the Kingdom of Sweet Dreams. In addition, this version, drawing on the story by E.T.A. Hoffman, reveals how the Nutcracker was first enchanted by a vengeful Lady Mouserings.  Four choreographers, Nena Blackheart, Kat, Kalia, and Moon Aerandir, bring the story to life through movement and dance under the direction of Bajoy and Scout.  All the magic of the traditional story–and then some–will be found in this new production crafted by Bajoy for the Avilion stage.the-toymakers-gift-composite

‘The Pearl and the Olive Tree’

On Sunday, October 8th,  Moon Aerandir broke new ground in ACT with his innovative work, ‘The Pearl and the Olive Tree..’ This form of storytelling theatre involves a narrator sharing a story in character as the actors enact parts of it on the stage. Padstow Jack’s early life came to life as the dramatic events of his quest to win the woman he loved unfolded by means of Pipit Peacedream’s effective interpretation of Moon’s tale.  The cast were: Padstow Jack as himself;  Pipit Peacedream as Rosie, his childhood friend; Maat as his wife, and Bardy and Layne as ships crew. A rousing Shanty party followed this story theatre presentation with captivating tunes to keep the audience, many of whom were dressed as pirates, entertained and dancing many a merry jig.  This event was a jointly sponsored by ACT and the Avilion Bards.the-olive-tree-and-the-pearl_edited-1

AMBCo: Breath of Life Performance

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Catch the Merballet Company in their guest performance at The Phoenix Theatre on Saturday, October 8th.  “Breath of Life” by Florence and the Machine.  The matinee show starts at 2pm.

Dancers are: Scout Zsun, Makalii Rhiadra, JP Damien, Vee Tammas, Theta Marseille, Fafnir Kiranov and Gracelen.

Choreographed and directed by Theta Marseille