domenica 1 febbraio 2009

"Let Love Live" (L3) by DC Spensley AKA DanCoyote Antonelli

You all are warmly invited to the ZeroG SkyDancers production entitled "Let Love Live" (L3) by DC Spensley AKA DanCoyote Antonelli in Second Life.

This is the fourth full redesign of the SkyDancer show since the troupe's founding in May of 2006 and features an all new musical score by ZeroOne Paz, all new choreography performed by the SkyDancers: Anhinga Chaika, Tatiana Kurri, Angelique Menoptra, Lina Lageos, Buffy Beale, Pielady Smalls, Talula Bancroft and Wytchwhisper Sadofsky, all new cascade costumes by DC Spensley and Josina Burgess and a 3 kilometer (3000 meter) stage set with DanCoyote collaborating with some of the top makers in Second Life like, Technical Director (code poet) ZenMondo Wormser, Architect Scope Cleaver, and artists Glyph Graves, Strawberry Holiday, Selavy Oh and Sabine Stonebender!

The ZeroG SkyDancers are real people who log into Second Life from all over the world to perform for audiences in real time. The L3 program consists of in-flight choreography that tells a story about the young love denied. The life cycle of these zero gravity beings it represented with abstract color and shape. The SkyDancers act out spacial relationships to each other in the simplest of terms. This abstraction strips away ideological expectations and universalizes a simple story of love denied by tradition and ignorance and restored by new insight and reconciliation.

Seating is limited! Please reserve a seat early.

Showtimes will be 2 days a week on Thursdays at 8PM SLT and Sunday mornings at 10AM SLT.
Please contact Lina Lageos for ticket information.

Please come 20 minutes early to be seated and to have time to configure your settings to get the most out of the performance.

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For Immediate Release

DC Spensley Presents ZeroG SkyDancers IV - Virtual Flight Choreography
Pioneering Performing Arts Soar in the Metaverse - Again - Under the Direction of DanCoyote Antonelli

January 29, 2009, (Second Life) - Avatar DanCoyote Antonelli is accustomed to setting the bar in virtual art and performance. Even in virtual worlds he is considered avant guarde. The real man controlling that avatar, DC Spensley, has been wowing virtual audiences since 2006 with art installations that would not be possible in material space but perhaps the most coveted ticket in all of Second Life is one to a performance by his ZeroG SkyDancers. On January 29, 2009, the premiere of the highly anticipated, fourth, completely redesigned production of ZeroG SkyDancers will debut.

Second Life's history making, critically acclaimed world performance group, the ZeroG SkyDancers is a new form of ensemble performance that uses the airspace of this virtual world, resulting in a cross between water ballet and aerial acrobatics, in ways that would not be possible in the physical world. Wearing spectacular, flowing costumes called cascades - that are many times larger than their avatars - the SkyDancers move through space, and become part of the stage themselves. Altering and evolving, their flight triggers audio samples, which provide a unique layer to the original musical score commissioned for the production.

The fourth production "Let Love Live", hosted by the New Media Consortium (NMC), will introduce an unprecedented 3000 meter (3km) reactive-interactive stage set that is repeatedly and dramatically transformed over the hour long performance as seating flies through gravity defying monoliths of breathtaking beauty. The ZeroG SkyDancers III will formally debut at 8PM Pacific Standard Time, Thursday, January 29, 2009 in the virtual world of Second Life. Seating is limited, but the show will run twice a week during the first 90 days of 2009, to accommodate the most guests possible. Suggested ticket donation is $15 US ($4500 Lindens) a piece. For ticket information, please contact Lina Lageos in Second Life or DC Spensley at

Guests that are not yet residents in Second Life will need to complete a 5 minute registration process with Second Life, , in order to access the ZeroG SkyDancers lV performance. A basic account is absolutely free, includes unlimited access to Second Life's tools, events and communities. Spensley recommends that audience members spend a minimum of 15 minutes learning the basic skills of the Second Life world prior to attending the performance. "Familiarizing yourself with basic navigation of Second Life will add even more enjoyment to the show," said Spensley.

Video of a ZeroG SkyDancers performance is available at and has received more than 10 thousand hits. "It's difficult to convey the dramatic and immersive effects of the Second Life virtual world in a 2-D web environment, however the video does convey the overall concept of the performance," said Spensley.

About DanCoyote Antonelli
The avatar DanCoyote was created as the proxy for David “DC” Spensley in the virtual world of Second Life. The name DanCoyote is derived from Cervantes’ Don Quixote and in honor of a coyote that Joseph Beuys lived with for a time at the René Block Gallery in New York during his 1974 action, “I like America and America Likes Me”.

About the New Media Consortium (NMC)
The NMC is an international consortium of more than 250 world-class universities, colleges, museums, research centers, and technology companies - and the largest educational body in Second Life - dedicated to using new technologies to inspire, energize, stimulate, and support learning and creative expression.

About Second Life and Linden Lab
Second Life is a 3D online world with a rapidly growing population from 100 countries around the globe, in which the Residents themselves create and build the world, which includes homes, vehicles, nightclubs, stores, landscapes, clothing and games. The Second Life Grid is a sophisticated development platform created by Linden Lab, a company founded in 1999 by Philip Rosedale, to create a revolutionary new form of shared 3D experience. The former CTO of RealNetworks, Rosedale pioneered the development of many of today's streaming media technologies, including RealVideo. In April 2003, noted software pioneer Mitch Kapor, founder of Lotus Development Corporation, was named Chairman. In 2006, Philip Rosedale and Linden Lab received WIRED's Rave Award for Innovation in Business. Based in San Francisco, Linden Lab employs a senior team bringing together deep expertise in physics, 3D graphics and networking.

Registration and an account are necessary to access Second Life, but require very little time and effort. A basic account is absolutely free, and includes unlimited access to Second Life's tools, events and communities. It is recommended that a minimum of 15 minutes be allocated to learn basic skills prior to attending the performance. Additional preparation would only enhance the experience.

System Requirements
Your computer must meet specific requirements, or you may not be able to successfully participate in Second Life. Learn more about those requirements here:

Contact for tickets or more information
DC Spensley

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