The Avilion Harvest Arts Festival
Friday Sept 16 t0 Sunday Sept 18
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2016 is Avilion’s 10 Anniversary. A significant milestone to be celebrated! The mer dancers are preening and rehearsing for our next performances – to celebrate the anniversary and to usher the inaugural Avilion Arts Festival from September 16th to 18th.
There will be 2 performances TO AVILON WITH LOVE. Our September 16th performance is entitled “Beating Heart” followed by spectacular fireworks. Our September 17th performance “Love is the Seventh Wave” will feature the music of the very talented maestro – Sting.
Venue – Above Water near the Awen Shrine on Avilion. We do hope to see you there!
Dancers: Makalii Rhiadra, Osiris Leshelle, Dawnbeam Dreamscape, Vee Tammas, Kysis Longspring, Scout Zsun, Grace, Opacus Jenkins, JP Damien, Vill Carter and Fafnir Kiranov
Creative Director: Theta Marseille, Choreo and Sets: Theta Marseille and JP Damien, Styling: JP Damien, Stage Manager: Makalii Rhiadra, Music: Giles Hawker
The Avilion Arts Festival, that runs from September 16th through the 18th, will feature four ACT productions and a new Fandangos show.
Encore Productions include:
’Dance-a-long’ that is an audience-participation show designed by Bajoy tracing the development of popular dance;
’Missing Pieces’ by Villede Carter that features his original poetry accompanied by songs and dances; and
‘The Unicorn Tapestries’ created by Bajoy that recounts the story of ‘The Lady and the Unicorn’ tapestries now hanging in the Cluny Museum in Paris.
ACT also features the premiere of Moon Aerandir’s new theatre work, ‘The Strange but Fortunate Tale of Padstow Jack’ that weaves a poignant yet hopeful story from a mermaid’s monologue and toe-tapping folk tunes.
The Fandangos, led by choreographer Moon Aerandir, present a thought-provoking new work, entitled, ‘Circus of Dreams.’ If it were literature it would be
‘mystical realism,’ if it were an art work you might associate it with surrealism or even Da Da, if it were a theatre piece it might bring to mind ‘commedia ‘dell arte’ or even ‘ theatre of the absurd.’ In short, this innovative dance work defies definition, but is a feast for the eyes with choreography that delights, costumes that enchant, and tunes that leave you wanting more from this energetic new Avilion dance company.
Schedule for ACT and Fandangos events:
Friday, September 16th at 3:30 p.m.
(ACT Main Stage)
Saturday, September 17th at 11 am
(ACT Lower Stage)
‘The Strange but Fortunate Tale of Padstow Jack’
Saturday, September 17th at 1 pm
(ACT above Upper Stage)
‘Circus of Dreams’
Sunday, September 18th, 12 noon
(ACT Lower Stage)
‘The Unicorn Tapestries’
Sunday, September 18th, 12:30 p.m. (following the Fandangos performance)
(ACT Lower Stage)
We hope you can attend these performances and all the other art events scheduled for the Festival.
Avilion MerBallet Company Dances in Support of RFL 2016
An appreciative audience cheered as the talented MerBallet performed at the RFL Activities 3 Sim on July 16th at 1:30 p.m. The merrow dipped, dived, and swirled spectacularly to a story from Avilion’s past. Written by Ham Thespian, the saga shared the fate of ‘The Dreaming Tree’, swept away in the Great Tsunami of 2012, that now waits in peace below the sea for a time when Avilion needs her once more and she will return.
The choreography designed by MerBallet’s Creative Director, Theta Marseille, had variety, colour, and splash, mesmerising the audience and had them calling for more. The dazzling costumes by JPDamien perfectly complemented Theta’s beautiful sets and effects.
The following photos show how audience was introduced to the story of ‘The Dreaming Tree’ and its role in Avilion.
‘The Dreaming Tree’
Dances choreographed by Theta Marseille
Narrative by Ham Thespian
Set and Effects by Theta Marseille
Styling by JP Damien
Stage Manager Makalii Rhiadra
Music DJ’d by Giles Hawker
Hosted by Bajoy
Read more of Bajoy’s review in the next issue of the Avilion Chronicle.
Avilion’s Providence Gallery is holding a SUMMER CONTEST
We’re looking for your photos to display in the gallery for July and August.
The theme for this contest is SUMMER
Each artist must submit a full perm photo in SL to Veruca Tammas or
Upload a photo to the Flickr group created specifically for this event
1st Place – $3,000L
2nd Place – $2,000L
3rd Place – $1,000L
Judges will be independent of the contest and cannot enter this contest
Judges will judge your photos on the following criteria:
Incorporation of the theme in your photos
The photos will be on display in the Providence Gallery for the judging. Artists names will not be added to the nameplates until the judging is complete.
You have until July 4 to upload or send your photos. Winners will be announced via THE AVILION CHRONICLE. All winners will be contacted in Second Life.
ALL ENTRIES WILL BE ON DISPLAY in the Providence Gallery during July and August.
If you have any questions please contact Veruca (Vee) Tammas or Dawnbeam Dreamscape.
Veruca (Vee) Tammas
Avilion Merballet Mesmerizes Audiences
On Saturday, June 18th, the Avilion Merballet performed by invitation in two separate venues: The Empire Room at the 3 p.m ‘Men in Motion’ show and the Phoenix Dance Theatre at their 6 p.m. Saturday Show. At both performances the audiences loudly applauded the skill of our Merballet Company. Among the comments heard were: ‘awesome’, ‘fantastic choreography,’ ‘enthralling,’ and ‘a classy act.”
The performances showcased the choreography of JP Damien in two different dances. The first, ‘Englishman in NY’ featured dancers with canes, stylish bowler-hats and matching fins against a striking New York City backdrop. The second, ‘Ring of Fire’ was danced against a scenic background as rings of smoke wafted through the air..
Read more of Bajoy’s review in the June 20th issue of the Avilion Chronicle.
“We open our arms and our lands to those in seek of a varied, balanced set of activities mixed with a culture of creativity, community and sharing. We encourage interaction with other like-minded sims and organizations to continue to offer an enhanced experience for those seeking just a bit more. “ …..Dame Juniper Darrow, a trustee and knight of Avilion, fae mother and patroness of the merballet.
Read more here About Avilion and the Arts .