Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Guerilla Burlesque at Indie Teepee Midsummer Nights (schedule of events)

Guerilla Burlesque's Indie Teepee schedule

We are very excited to provide you with the schedule of events we are performing in the upcoming Indie Teepee Festival, which runs July 8-24.
We will do a Revue show each weekend (Friday 8th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 24th) at 7pm and most weekdays have events at 5pm, including Cordie's Interactives, Chrissy's Puck's Garden shows and workshops with Deb. Additionally, Thea's beautiful garden build is a wonderful place to base yourself for other festival activities, which include live music, DJs, exhibitions, games, forums and SHOPPING!

Please check out the Indie Teepee Website and Facebook page for more information on the festival, and join us inworld or on facebook for announcements.

Event opens Friday 8th July at noon, slurl to the GB theatre on the sim is:

Friday, May 13, 2016

Ariellum Theatre, New Gallery to open on Idle Rogue this weekend

Live Entertainment mavericks Idle Rogue continue their juggernaut presence in the Second Life environment, this weekend opening a newly built theatre, gallery and club venue on the sim, while the infamous Guerilla Burlesque Revue resumes performances from this Friday.

Built by Chryblnd Scribe and Chewie Quixote, the new theatre is designed to be a lighter and brighter space, while still maintaining the originality for which Idle Rogues are so well known. The theatre has been named The Ariellum:

'Named for the magical sprite of Shakespere's The Tempest, the Ariellum is a theater that, like it's name sake, combines the finest virtues of humanity with it's own unquenchable desire for freedom and light.  An alchemy of air and magic, the Ariellum serves as a true servant who serves the highest goal of all- Art.'  
(Thanks to Matt Baldoni for this contribution, Matt, please feel free to come and write copy for me any time!)

The redesigned building offers a more egalitatrian seating arrangement - seats are still reserved for the fee-paying Guerilla Burlesque Exclusive fan group, but we have set the seating out in tiers that allow you to sit with your friends who may not be fan club members, which many exclusive fans felt was important. You like to bring new friends to meet us, and we like them to feel welcome when they get here, so we hope the new arrangement suits everyone.

Our seating is now laid out so that every seat is within chat range of the stage; this is for both the audience's viewing comfort, as it should make it easier for you to see fully rezzed sets and dancers, with animations correctly synchronised and additionally, it allows the dancers to hear your comments and especially applause, which is something they rather enjoy.

Eventually it is intended that we will configure a kind of "holodeck" arrangement inside the theatre, allowing us to set up different seating and staging configurations and a wider range for performances and events.

Guerilla Burlesque's Revue resumes performances this Friday (May 13th) at 7pm and at Midnight, presenting two different shows for your enjoyment. We have new dancers on the schedule this month, as well as almost all of your old favourites, and we have some terrific event performances in the works, including a long-awaited reprise performance of Mayfair, the Dance Entertainment Production based on Anne Rice's novel The Witching Hour.

We're also in production for Full Metal Corset, and industrial/metal burlesque event, and will be performing at the delightful Indie Teepee festival, along with our annual pilgrimage to Burn2. And there's more, but we've already said to much shhhh

Commencing Saturday night (May 14th) we are delighted to welcome the contribution of Ed Aulder to the Idle Rogue family. Ed will curate a small art collection for the new Rogues Gallery portico on the eastern side of the theatre, and his opening exhibition features works from Bianca Xavorin and Milly Sharple. With sponsorship from Franney and Chry, we're planning a small but inclusive party to celebrate the new venue, which we hope will provide a thought provoking interlude for those who appreciate such things. Blues icon JavaJoe MacIntyre will perform at 7pm and the event is open to all. It's also an unofficial birthday party for Ed, so please do come along and wish him well!

Of course the sim continues to provide a respectable front for the shenanigans at After Dark, one of Second Life's premier live music venues run by the unfailingly charming Meegan Danitz and her equally alluring crew, be sure to stay in touch with their calendar and blog for events four night each week.

We're hosting a birthday party for chry on May 21st, it's a Very Big Birthday so you can expect a great lineup of music and some fun and games from the Rogues.

And don't forget to check out the Metaharpers stage on the sim, where you can rez stages from some of Second Life's best dancers and click to make yourself the star of the show!

(cross posted to idlerogue.org)

Monday, February 1, 2016

Cirque 2016 Auditions announced

Idle Rogue Productions are presenting the very successful Le Cirque de Nuit again this Easter, with performances at 7pm on March 25th, 26th and 27th and a matinee performance at 2pm on April 26th.
These will be the only performances of Le Cirque de Nuit in 2016, however it is envisaged that the production will be scheduled each year as long as it remains fresh and successful.
We are seeking new acts to add to our roster of performers for the 2016 season, and will be holding auditions during the first of February. Please read the following information about preparing your audition for Le Cirque de Nuit.
We are also seeking fresh material for our interstitial art, please see below for details.

Dance Performers

Time Requirements:
You must prepare a circus, steampunk or exotically-themed act that would fit into the existing production
Auditions:                   5th, 6th and 7th February, 2016
Rehearsals:                 12th March
19th March
24th March
Performances:             25th March at 7pm
26th March at 2pm and at 7pm
27th March at 7pm
Idle Rogue Productions uses scripted camera technology by Arrehn Oberlander, and successful auditions will need to allow additional time for your cinematography to be completed; these sessions generally take a couple of hours.
Please note that the final decision on which acts will appear in which shows rests with the producer-director, chryblnd Scribe, and all decisions are final.

Act Requirements:
You are required to create an original dance-based act to be performed in real time at performances as outlined above.
Your act must be magical, circus or exotic dance based, with a steampunk theme. We will be looking for a variety of acts, particularly circus acts such as acrobatics, tightrope, trained animals and similar. Illusionists, acrobats, clowns and tarot performers who can stay in character should consider applying.
Your costume and set must be in monochromatic tones – black, grey cream and white, no other colours are permitted, except for skin and hair.
Your set must employ the Metaharper Show Tools as supplied by Idle Rogue Productions, so you must ensure that each component, all prims, scripts and textures have modify and copy permissions.
Your act must be able to stand alone among those previously presented. We strongly suggest you pay attention to the following:
  • Tight, realistic choreography with smooth transitions between animations
  • Well-made builds and costumes with baked textures on all visible surfaces
  • High quality avatar, high resolution skins and well-made hair and clothing
  • We are playing at the elite level of a high-end game. You are expected to have computer equipment sufficient to the task
Le Cirque de Nuit is a loose homage to Erin Morgenstern’s book, The Night Circus. It is not necessary to have read the book to take part in the show, as we will not be recreating the story. The novel is set in the Victorian era, and we have substituted “steampunk” for “Victorian”.
For practical purposes, consider steampunk to be applying an olde-worlde style to modern concepts, as opposed to Victoriana being old stuff that looks old J.
As an example, if you can take the ingenuity of Le Cirque de Soleil and make it look steampunk, THAT is the act we want.
For those seeking a better definition of steampunk, please see this link, and be aware that the subject is covered extensively on the internet:

Music Resources:
Your act should be set to “steampunk” music. We know this is not an easy genre to define and especially to source material. Some genres you might find helpful are punk cabaret, glitch hop, electroswing, trip-hop and folk-noir.
Playlist – steampunk – please note these tracks are NOT your suggested music, they are a point at which to start searching, for those who are not familiar with the previous production or the genre
and the playlist of music already used in previous productions is here:
You may not use a song that is currently in the production.

Visual Resources:
collected machinima of the production in 2014 can be viewed here:
Learn more about The Night Circus on Tumblr and on Pinterest.
The SL Enquirer
Kat Feldragonne 
Second Life Newser
Karima Hoisin
rez SL Magazine 

Production Requirements:
Payment: you will be paid a share of all tips collected during your performance. Idle Rogue Productions divides every tip between cast and crew. Tips paid privately to you are yours to keep
Publicity: You are asked to make yourself available for publicity opportunities that may arise during pre-production, production and performance. This can include photo shoots, media events, social media sharing, interviews in addition to interactions with the audience, prior to, during and after the show.
Essential: Sets must be completely mod/copy permissions and you must be willing to learn how to use the Metaharper Show Tools to prepare your act for performance
You must be willing to join inworld groups “Idle Rogue” and “Production Team – Idle Rogue”
Ability to accept constructive criticism and to workshop improvements
Be scrupulous about honouring your commitments
Desirable: Facebook profile to join “Le Cirque de Nuit Production Crew”
Google email address and access to google calendar

Nominating for an audition:
Please create a notecard and name it –
Cirque 2016 Auditions [your avatar name]
Inside the card please nominate two times from the following list to audition:
5th , 6th or 7th February:
2:00pm                                                                 5:00pm
2:30pm                                                                 5:30pm
3:00pm                                                                 6:00pm
3:30pm                                                                 6:30pm
4:00pm                                                                 7:00pm
4:30pm                                                                 7:30pm
Please also include the name of the song you will perform in the notecard.Drop the notecard to chryblnd Scribe inworld.
Additionally, please email the music you will require for your audition to idlerogue@gmail.com . Both your nomination for audition and your music should arrive by 2pm on February 1st, and your audition time will be confirmed upon receipt of your music.
Auditions will be held in front of a panel from the show’s production team. You should not expect feedback from members of the audition panel, and will be advised affirmative or negative by February 15th.

Interstitial Artists

Cello (actor - Thea Dee)Le Cirque de Nuit offers an original display medium to artists in the form of “insterstitial” pieces. These are 90 second breaks between acts, when the camera is focused on a set piece created by artists working within SL. The breaks are set to music, and should be in bold colour, often featuring an avatar, but not in a dance animation. Excellent examples are the work of Gamma Infinity, which was featured on the cover of Rez Magazine in 2014. Other themes have included stiltwalkers, hot air balloons, psychadelia, scary clowns, aliens, comely candy apples and much more. Some can be seen in the youtube videos noted above, and photographs are available on request.
Art works are fully credited and promoted.
If you are interested in submitting art for consideration for an intertstitial display, please contact Arrehn Oberlander to discuss specifications.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

December on Idle Rogue

It's a big big month for Idle Rogue, in addition to your regularly scheduled live music events at After Dark, we'll have DJ sessions with Maeve, chry and Mercutio Evanier, plus Guerilla Burlesque returns for  Winter, HVE bring us the Red Hot Chili Peppers  and Tallyesin and Saintess Larnia have gigs scheduled at The Falls Stage. We also have a couple of secret projects in the works, and the 1000 Rogues Empyrean Forge gift will go out as your Christmas gift.
Check out this Friday's events!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

NIN Tribute performance on Friday night + a great gift as we gain our thousandth Rogue!

Seven Birthdays for Idle Rogue
Tallyesin sings "Wicked Game" on The Falls Stage at Idle Rogue

The Idle Rogue group turned seven on November 6th. Thanks to those who rocked up to watch Tallyesin and Saintess perform. We're just delighted to have both artists back on our stage, and they are returning every second week between now and December, extending the live music excellence of After Dark on Idle Rogue and returning us to providing premium entertainment in the swingshift.

Nine Inch Nails Tribute Concert - Friday 8pm
High Voltage Entertainment and Idle Rogue productions present NINE INCH NAILS in tribute this Friday night from 8pm. HVE plan and stage meticulous concert events, recreating special effects and personalities to bring you a legitimately immersive concert in your Second Life.

Friday's event recreates the work of industrial rock icons Nine Inch Nails, whose visually mesmerising live concerts are legendary across the world. The music pumps and the HVE crew give some of the best party you will find on the grid.
As usual there will be linden dollar prizes for your best industrial look, and chry will DJ afterwards for those who want to stay on.  

1000 Rogues

Membership of the Idle Rogue group currently stand at 956, so we thought we'd prepare a celebratory gift for our group members as we cross into that magic zone. Our friends at Empyrean Forge put great thought into how best to capture the spirit of the Idle Rogues, an eclectic and charismatic group who shine wherever they appear. Their beautiful necklace gift will be available as soon as we gain our 1000th member, so start sending those invites, you know this thing we got is too good not to share x

In recognition of who we are now, we've changed the group description. It now reads
"Renegade, capable, rebellious and bold. We like making things pretty, and we like making pretty things"

It's hard to express how gratifying it is to be part of Idle Rogue, to be part of this dynamic group and to be included amongst it's glamorous and witty members. As the events roll on, and we look forward to another chance to play with you and for you in our beautiful virtual world, I am humbled by the trust this group puts in me. I genuinely, truly, hope your time with us is the time of your SLife, and that even if it's not, you feel welcomed and valued at Idle Rogue. Everything we do, we do with you in mind. Thank you for staying with us!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

It's our 7th Birthday!

On November 6th, 2008, the Idle Rogue group was established to secure lease of a parcel on mainland Yeonghuengdo and provide a hangout for builders and creatives with an alternative stance. By February 2009 we were hosting our own major events and had become a recognised force in virtual worlds entertainment. In 2012 we moved to our own sim and, operating as Idle Rogue Productions, we formed Guerilla Burlesque (SL).
Across the years, Idle Rogue has hosted the best musicians performing in Second Life. We have produced music and dance entertainment events, live concerts and themed parties. We strive, at all times, to provide the kind of entertainment we would, ourselves enjoy. And so it is that every Idle Rogue is integral to the success of Idle Rogue.
I would personally like to thank every Rogue who has dwelt with us, and every traveller who saw what we were doing and wanted to spend a little time with us. Without you, we could not have grown into the force we are today. You shape us by the way you interact with us.
It is my great pleasure to announce that we will return to running live music in the very early hours of Friday mornings, as we did for many years, and in addition to the smokey pleasures of our stablemates at After Dark SL
So it's our birthday. And we have some great live music lined up. Join us at The Falls Stage on Friday night to celebrate with us!
At 1am - The Last Idle Rogue, chryblnd Scribe plays alt/indie/wtf-ery to kick start proceedings.
At 2am -Tallyesin is a Welsh singer-guitarist whose affable charm does not prepare you for such formidable talent. With a polished and classy style, Tally presents mainstream and alternative ballads and he's just. so. good. If your live music experience has been a little disappointing at this time of night - meet the remedy.
At 3am - SaintessLarnia's sultry vocals and sharp songwriting make for a quality entertainment event we have been proud to present at Idle Rogue for many years. Saintess is an Idle Rogue favourite because she's engaging and thoroughly contemporary in style. Her covers come from favourite alternative acts, and her own songs are on point, witty and well put together.
Join as we return to presenting the best of live music in our time zone, and celebrate our 7th birthday Rogue style.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Saturday October 24th at Camp Roguery | Burn 2

Saturday Schedule
We are coming to the close of our Burn 2 schedule. Today's events are:

At 5pm - Sara-Marie Philly (live musician)
at 6pm - Burn The Man (Burn 2 official event)
at 10pm - Guerilla Burlesque's Carnival Of Mirrors Closing show
at 11pm - dj.chry  - Mostly Horny

It's been such a delight to play for the week at Burn 2, seeing old friends, meeting new ones. So many good times and memories.
Tonight we will be attending the Burning of the Man ceremony at 6pm. This is a truly engaging event, and we would be honoured if you would join us attending it.
Come as you are, or come as the wonderful Carnival of Rogues that we know resides at the heart of this community. Please no weapons, but find your inner dark and sexy Carney, and join us at the super-laggy, crazy beautiful Man Burn 2015.

Yesterday's Mail

Friday's winner event has to be the Pasties and Panties Art Tour, but it was a close call, every event was just a blast.

Kyra led us out of the gate with her Rock Show, and interactive that featured great metal and rock songs. She's like Cordie's twin, same sunny nature and welcoming charm. And speaking of Cordie, the Monster Mash Interactive was so cool, and heavily attended, because of course everyone loves to dress up as a monster and dance to Thriller. Even I did it, and I hate Thriller!

And then it was time for the Great Pastie Caper. I believe we rode bikes. I believe we looked at art installations. I definitely saw pasties. The rest was a kind of benign chaos, but it was the single most glorious event of the year for me.

This was a late inspiration from Thea Dee, who, it must be said, serves as unofficial Community Officer for Idle Rogue, and certainly is the nexus for Idle Rogue at Burn 2. It was just a great fun event, that could only have been put together by someone who cared not only about Roguery, not only about Burn 2, but about art. And pasties. Thank you Thea.And thank you Jess Cauld, your bike gift saved me from a trip into the mountains, never to be seen again.

Something happens at Burn. You're not who you usually are. You let go of things that you usually use to repress yourself. And nobody behaves especially badly, but it's very cool to watch people have fun, and let a side of themselves loose. I see a bunch of photos of me in pasties. That's ... not usual. And yet I didn;t want to get dressed when it was clearly time to cover back up!

Of course, what happens on the Playa stays on the Playa, so you'll never know unless you go ;-)

In our pasties and panties, and with more than one willing naturist joining us along the way, we arrived at the DMV in time for the LampLighters Parade, and were generously invited to join, which was wonderful. The LampLighters have taken on a spiritual assignment for their Burn, and it's quite moving to watch them make their way across the site.

After LampLighters we had a really unique and exciting live music session. JavaJoe MacIntyre was in exceptional form, his beautiful voice not so much a vocal fry as a vocal razing. Joe was on his A Game, and if you have ever heard him like that you know what a treat it was.

Komuso Tukogawa followed, and was also in his best form. I feel genuinely honoured by these two innovative musicians and the quality of performance they delivered. There was nothing same ol' about either of these guys, and well played blues music is always a gift to the heart. I am so grateful to those who made this performance possible.

Tyche Szondi directed Burnlesque, an authentic burlesque revue that featured acts from Jess Cauld, Aubreya Joszpe, Zahra Ethaniel, a debut from Dear Misfit and more proof from Azabella Allamar (as if any were necessary) that she is the finest rock choreographer working today. It is really difficult finding animations that work with rock and metal music, let alone in an erotic routine, and Azabella consistently does all of that and looks breathtaking doing it.

Burnlesque suffered from several technical problems, but once again it was directed with grace and good humour, through to a duet ending from Ty and Meegan Danitz that worked as an authentic "show" workup of a burlesque-oriented tune - It Ain't The Meat, It's The Motion, by Maria Muldaur. With a stylised balcony stage set, and Rosie The Riveter meets Dita costuming, this was a fun act that felt like a dance act, in the very best context.

The last show of the evening was a reprise of Blaze DeVivre's highly praised The Kate Bush Indulgence, which I talked about on Tuesday. I'd like to extend my personal thanks to Blaze for repeating her performance, because I had been unable to see it in it;s complete form at the previous session. It was kind of her and her team to take the time to run it again for me, and I hope for some of you who had heard how beautifully crafted it was. I know Blaze feels it is still a work in progress, so you can look forward to another opportunity to see this production at Idle Rogue.