Performing in VR – Behind the Scenes with Caryl Meredith Artistic Director Spirit Light Dance Company

“Performing in VR – Behind the Scenes with Caryl Meredith Artistic Director Spirit Light Dance Company”

Sitearm and Caryl Meredith take you to the Understage of the Rockcliffe University Theatre of Light, to see and experience where the dancing magic of “Phoenix Rising” happens!

Caryl Meredith

CARYL MEREDITH

Caryl Meredith is Artistic Director Spirit Light Dance Company, and Producer “Phoenix Rising Dance Show” for Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education 2022. “I started dancing when I was 7 years old and by the time I was 16 I was the principal dancer with a ballet company so I’ve been doing this my whole life. I started teaching at 14 and I have been dancing and teaching choreography in Second Life since 2009.”

Spirit Light Dance Company

SPIRIT LIGHT DANCE COMPANY

Spirit Life Dance Company (SLDC) is one of Second Life’s premier dance organizations, providing a highly original, leading-edge blend of virtual world technology and classic choreography. Created by Caryl Meredith, a classically trained choreographer, the SLDC is a volunteer organization that takes ordinary people and makes them into extraordinary dancers, choreographers, and set designers, all within the unique setting of a social virtual world.

Phoenix Rising

PHOENIX RISING

The Spirit Light Dance Company (SLDC) was pleased to participate in this year’s Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference presenting a new show “Phoenix Rising.” The theme of the presentation is “inspiration.” How are we inspired to overcome obstacles and to move on to where we want to be? How do we rise, phoenix-like, to abandon the old and to embrace the new? The dancers confront these questions in several stirring choreographic moments that are capped by a rousing adventure into the meanings of fire and rebirth.

PART ONE – COMPANY OVERVIEW

Curtain 0:06
Self Introduction 0:21
Theatre of Light 1:24
Spirit Light Dance Company 2:26
“Phoenix Rising Open” 3:02 (selection) (Narrated by Mikey Hax)
Self Background 4:09
Teaching in VR 4:36
“DevaShree” 5:40 (performance selection) (Choreographed by Lust Hornsely)
Performing in VR 6:42
Learning VR Performance Tech 7:34
“In the Air Tonight” 9:39 (performance selection) (Choreographed by Caryl Meredith)
Intermission 11:03

Performing in VR – PART ONE Behind the Scenes with Caryl Meredith – /company overview/
Second Life Performance Selections: 01-Apr-2022
Artistic Director Interview: 02-Apr-2022
Composite Video (Part One): 21-Apr-2022
11mins; timestamps; closed-captioned

PART TWO – SOLO DANCE DEMOS

Curtain 0:05
Studio 0:17
“Je t’aime” 1:35 (Commentary by Caryl Meredith) (Filmed/Edited by Pia Klaar)
“You’re the Boss” 6:52 (“) (“)
Studio (reprise) 10:34
Intermission 11:08

Performing in VR – PART TWO Behind the Scenes with Caryl Meredith – /solo dance demos/
Artistic Director Interview: 02-Apr-2022
Composite Video (Part Two): 22-Apr-2022
11mins; timestamps; closed-captioned

PART THREE – STAGE SET DEMOS

Curtain 0:05
Self As Avatar 0:17
Auditorium 2:15
“Blinding Lights” 2:42 (performance selection) (Choreographed by Charm March)
Stage 3:40
Backstage 4:13
Set Demos – “Phoenix Rising 2022”
“Viva La Vida” 4:42
“In the Air Tonight” 5:20
Set Demos – “The Nutcracker Ballet 2021”
“Pas de Cinq” 6:37 (performance selection) (Filmed/Edited by Pia Klaar)
“Spanish Dance” 7:17 (performance selection) (“)
“Russian Dance” 8:22 (performance selection) (“)
“Chinese and Dragons Dance” 9:28 (performance selection) (“)
Backstage (reprise) 11:06
Intermission 11:21

Performing in VR – PART THREE Behind the Scenes with Caryl Meredith – /stage set demos/
Artistic Director Interview: 02-Apr-2022
Composite Video (Part Three): 23-Apr-2022
11mins; timestamps; closed-captioned

PART FOUR – DANCING WITH AVATARS

Curtain 0:05
What Choreographers Do 0:17
“In the Air Tonight” 5:16 (performance selection) (Choreographed by Caryl Meredith)
What Dancers Do 7:35
“In the Air Tonight” 9:30 (avatar animation demonstration) (“)
Intermission 15:06

Performing in VR – PART FOUR Behind the Scenes with Caryl Meredith – /dancing with avatars/
Second Life Performance Selections: 01-Apr-2022
Artistic Director Interview: 02-Apr-2022
Composite Video (Part Four): 24-Apr-2022
15mins; timestamps; closed-captioned

PART FIVE – FINALE

Curtain 0:04
Admin Team 0:18
“Rebirth“ 0:56 (performance selection) (Choreographed by Hanna Mixemup)
Admin Team (reprise) 1:47
“Phoenix Rising” 2:09 (selection) (Narrated by Mikey Hax)
“Fire“ 3:16 (performance selection) (Choreographed by Caryl Meredith)
“Fire“ 4:46 (performance selection) (“)
“Fire“ 5:23 (performance selection) (“)
Wrap 6:13
Curtain Call 6:38 (Narrated by Mikey Hax)

Performing in VR – PART FIVE Behind the Scenes with Caryl Meredith – /finale/
Second Life Performance Selections: 01-Apr-2022
Artistic Director Interview: 02-Apr-2022
Composite Video (Part Five): 25-Apr-2022
8mins; timestamps; closed-captioned

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