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The Golden Touch performance June 4th

When : 4th of June
at 11 AM and 2 PM IWT.
****We have a sim limit of 50 avatars, so come early or come to the second show****
June 4th show sneak peek-Elysium
“Elysium” – to be deeply stirred from joy. Come share in the joy of our June show! Share in the mythical, the whimsical, the deeply stirring as only GT can provide! Set in a very special cathedral and including Benski Trenkins and Judy Dresslers prize winning song choices it’s bound to be a sure delight. We hope to see you there!

Welcome to the Golden Touch show “Elysium”! We hope you have a wonderful time. Please find below the quotes and some pictures of the numbers in this show.

 

Now onto the numbers in this show:
1. Benski’s winning song
“One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.”
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

BenskisSong-opening number of Elysium

2. Judy’s winning song
“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
~ Langston Hughes

3. Carnival of Rust
“You can’t force love, I realized. It’s there or it isn’t. If it’s not there, you’ve got to be able to admit it. If it is there, you’ve got to do whatever it takes to protect the ones you love.”
~ Richelle Mead, FrostbiteDreamcatcherpromo

4. Dreamcatcher
“There will come a day when the tears of sorrow will softly flow into tears of remembrance…and your heart will begin to heal itself…and grieving will be interrupted by episodes of joy, and you will hear the whispers of hope. There will come a day when you will welcome the tears of remembrance…as a sun-shower of the soul…a turning of the tide…a promise of peace. There will come a day when you will risk loving, go on believing, and treasure the tears of remembrance.
~ Unknown

5. Elysian Fields
“And oh if there be an Elysium on earth, It is this, it is this.”
~ Charles Lamb


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Golden Touch Theatre IW7 Birthday performances

A little late to attend this outstanding performance of the Golden Touch Theatre !
I visited the first performance and was blown away by the magic, the dance, the effects and the good music put into this outstanding program.
Maybe you don’t realize how a virtual world works, but I can assure you, there is a lot of scripting involved…
Dances to be made, first by the choreographer and later by Calliope Andel to be arranged and put into dance huds….also the special effects, who by the way are greater than Real Life, to be worn by the avatar. In one word, the GT Company is making a great effort to give us a first class performance !

Here are some video’s to show you the high standard and skills build into these dances !

My world, our world, inworldz

Inner peace

Illuminations

Compass

This world of wonders, Fire

Feeling good


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IW7 Birthday Bash Saturday 2nd of April

Saturday Apr 2nd

10:00am – 11:00am IWT-PDT- IW7 Presents: Russell Eponym Live!

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12:00pm – 2:00pm IWT-PDT- IW7: Golden Touch Theater  “Illumination”

Golden touch theater Illumination promo
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A special note from GT:
When I think of Birthdays, I think of beginnings.  I think of birthdays over the years and progression.  From the first moment to today  I think InWorldz has been a place I called home. In the myriad world of offerings, this place has been one that provided joy, comfort, community.  So as we celebrate 7 years of IW I think of all the things I, we, GT have been the recipient of by being here… and I am grateful for all we have.

This show was put together by the entire group of GT. It’s a show about illumination, how light can be within, can be felt from outside, how we can be moved by light.  It’s a celebration of joy sometimes unplanned, but discovered nonetheless and shared.  Every member of the Golden Touch has put their light in this show and it is with joy that we offer this in celebration of InWorldz; of all the hard times, the good times, the work that goes into each day. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than by opening our hearts and with out the hindrance of words to say… Thank you InWorldz, for all you give us and continue to give us.  And thank you to all of you for being present and witnessing our joy.   And now, without further adieu, please see our program and information about this very special show.

Warmly,
Calliope Andel & All of The Golden Touch performers

Some Advice given by GT company:
**** YOU MUST NOT BE ON VIEWER 1 OR 2 OR YOU WONT SEE THE SHOW PROPERLY****
(use a V3 viewer instead see more info)

List of Numbers:

1. Feeling Good
She,
In the dark,
Found light
Brighter than many ever see.
She,
Within herself,
Found loveliness,
Through the soul’s own mastery.
And now the world receives
From her dower;
The message of the strength
of Inner Power
Langston Hughes

2. Inner Peace
Go inwards,
Find your inner peace
And suddenly you
Will find an
Explosion of Light,
Of Beauty,
Of Ecstasy.
OSHO

3. This World of Wonders
One of the oldest
and most generous tricks
that the universe plays
on human beings
is to bury
Strange jewels within us all,
and then stand back
to see if we
can ever find them.
~Elizabeth Gilbert

4. Compass
When in doubt,
be still.
The compass of your soul
will tell you
the way to go.
Alice in Wonderland

5. Illumination
Seek for illumination of self,
and then the world,
through the simple,
humble, almighty, supreme virtue of love
Bryant McGill

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6:00pm – 8:00pm IWT-PDT- IW7 Presents: DJ Tony Foxx!

 

Dj Tony200Go Visit


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Video parts 1-8 of Golden Touch Theatre Anniversary

STORM

Calliope says :

This was Belavar’s winning song choice. i have always loved the original classical piece but when I came across the rock version too it became an excellent show opener! To celebrate the classical and the modern was such a treat. There is duality in everything, even in music and if you listen you can find beauty in it all.

Luscious says :

This piece is special to me because the music for this was chose by one of our raffle winners and dear friends, belavar plainie. The mixture of the glamorous setting of the concert hall with the classical music followed by the more edgy modern remix of such a beautiful piece make for a powerful dance number. Thanks, belavar! This was so much fun to work on!

 

https://youtube/0f1yFoyb86w
BETWEEN WORLDS

Calliope says – I don’t think many people understood this piece. It’s one of those sets where you can apply many thoughts and ideas to it. The music was haunting and almost alien in nature and made me think instantly of coveting. For me this song is about the “wanting’ of something or perhaps someone. And how sometimes maybe there is a common ground to be found in the obsession. Or perhaps sometimes we go along blindly coveting until what we want is finally ours. But then where do you go from there…

Luscious says – A story of dark obsession and the need to possess and control the object of that obsession — this is the type of story we’ve all heard about and many of us have experienced in our own lives on one side of the picture or the other. This piece is one of my personal favorites because it’s such a complete melding of both of our minds and hearts, a true collaboration in every sense of the word from conception to delivery.

https://youtu.be/UvDJtdNOcAo
ONCE UPON A TWISTED DREAM

Calliope says – I do so love fairytales. i heard a rendition of once upon a dream with a much darker tone to it than the lighter version by Lana del Ray and it made me think of Hocus Pocus (one of my favorite movies!). And how they took needed the children’s essence to live. And so the first spring half of the number is the luring, the second winter half is the taking or converting of beloved dinkies into a darker version of themselves. They’re adorable anyway you look at them!

Luscious says – This piece was born with the phrase, “Wouldn’t it be cool if…?” And throughout it’s creation, that phrase was used over and over. From start to finish, the whole piece was actually put together pretty quickly. So light and airy at first, the transition to the darker side of this one gives me chills every time we perform it. I do so love things with a bit of a twist!

WALTZ IN BLACK

Calliope says – This was the first time we had done a number on the suggestion of another. Wolf Hartnell (in part dare I think) gave us this song and wanted to see what we could do with it. When I heard it I simply thought… geishas, in a swamp, dancing. Don’t you love creativity? (I mean how random and yet so fun is that!)

Luscious says – This one was the very first number we ever created to a piece of music chosen by someone other than Calliope or me — and that person was Wolf! We asked him to give us a musical number he thought would be a bit challenging… and this was the result. The first thing Cal said to me was, “Maybe dead clowns or carnies…” I said, “I’m not too sure about that.” Then she says, “Well, I’ll tell you what my initial thought was, but you’ll laugh. I really see dead geishas on this one.” I did laugh… but with delight because it was the PERFECT idea for this dark music. And the rest is history, lol.

SUPER HERO:

Calliope says – this was another raffle prize winners song. Raphus Bird gave us this song and the first time I heard it I knew this was the one. It spoke to me about how we judge people by appearance or other such trivial things. And stereotypes can be frightening but if you look with a clearer eye you may see things or meet people you are enriched by knowing. Too, it is a piece of how with very little but a glance or a kind gesture we can help others and we should… everyday.

Luscious says – Another EXCELLENT song choice by another raffle winner, Raphus Byrd. I had never heard this song before he submitted it to us, but I loved it immediately. This was also one of the first numbers that Lexxy collaborated on with us. Such evocative imagery in every piece of this… the set textures and props, the costumes, the dances, the particle effects, and all combined to delivery a message of hope that stirs my heart every time.

FIRE UNDER MY FEET:

Calliope says – This piece represents overcoming. We wanted it to be a joyous celebration. In the year we’ve been here, we’ve seen many things some good; some bad. But we’ve begun something wonderful and grown individually and collectively because and through it. And so we celebrate not just with our close friends but with all of you because that is what we do… And it’s what makes this group a community. And it’s wonderful.

Luscious says – The quote for this song says it all… “If you think positively, Sound becomes Music, Movement becomes Dance, Smile becomes Laughter, Mind becomes Meditation and Life becomes a Celebration.” Music has always been a big part of my life, having been a performer since the age of 4. I was a band geek (haha) in jr. high and high school, majored in music in college, performed in the 1st AD Band in the US Army, and also in several different civilian bands until around some time in my 40s when I figured it was time to settle down a bit. I attribute my ability to celebrate life in large part to my love of music. For every situation, there’s a song that fits. And for every song, there’s a Golden Touch piece waiting to be be born!

THE MATRIX:

Calliope says – Who doesn’t love the matrix! I wanted to have a piece where we merged and melded with the matrix with a little storyline thrown in for fun. I think the result in collaboration with Luscious ByNature (and others now!) has proven wonderful. Such an enjoyable bit of artistry.

Luscious says – This will alway be one of my special favorites because this was one of the very first sets that I ‘experimented’ on with scripted textures and other such magical things. I’m no scripter, but I learned a hell of a lot about tweaking while working on this set’s textures, lol. And besides, I’ve always loved the Matrix movies and this number is just super cool!

ETERNAL REST OF THE RONIN:

Calliope says – I was driving home from work when I heard this piece. I very nearly got into an accident I was so moved by it. I drove home as fast as I dared to, gathered Luscious and Wolf and by the time they hit the platform I had already had part of the set done and unveiled the concept. This piece for me was inspired by more than just me, perhaps divinity, perhaps my heart, but however it came about it’s been one of my favorite pieces and always gives me both sadness for the loss and joy for the sharing. In a single 3;32 song I see people from all over offering their intentions, prayers, sorrow and hopes for peace and it is moving. For me this was a privilege. To witness and share in a community led by the heart. I am still humbled and grateful.

Luscious says – I’ve lost people I love, people close to me who were a big part of my life. Every single day, I feel the void in my own life that was left by their passing. Yes, it’s true that time heals wounds; but time thankfully doesn’t erase the memories that I shared with those who’ve gone. And hopefully one day, we will meet again somewhere in Eternity.

Video’s taken by Tenbears Running !


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1 Year Anniversary of The Golden Touch Theater

Golden Touch Theatre:

It is with great regret that we have to announce we will not be performing on 10-3 for the anniversary show publicly. Based on the data from the load test there are still some things that will prevent this show from going off seamlessly. We are working with Inworldz on this and hope a fix will be swiftly incoming.

On a positive note, we will be gathering to do the anniversary show for video only, so keep your eyes peeled on Tenbears Running Youtube stream. We wanted to be able to share the show we worked so hard to bring you, in some fashion and this was a viable alternative to the actual event. We hope you enjoy viewing the videos as much as we enjoyed creating the dances/sets for you.

 see also other post above

Due to some technical problems the show is/was postponed.
New date:Sat. 10-3 @ 12pm IWT; GT 1 yr REDO Show  ( this performance is canceled)
Where: Golden Touch @ Golden Skye

Tamara Redenblack announced :

We are so pleased to REDO our one year anniversary with all of you. The show is called Passages. Immediately following the show PyroVR will present a wondrous fireworks show called “Thunder over IW”. This is truly a celebration you won’t want to miss!

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What: “Passages”; The 1 year anniversary of The Golden Touch Theater
When: Saturday, Sept. 26th, 2015 @ 12 PM IWT postponed !
Where: Golden Touch @ Golden Skye

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Tamara Redenblack wrote on the IW Forum:

This piece is called: the eternal rest of a Ronin. It was voted as one of the favourites of the audience of the past year of GT shows. Including by me, I have requested it many times, as have others, and even though I have seen it several times now, every time something magical happens! The beautiful, powerful music, Calliope doing a solo dance, the viking ship, and the audience dedicating it to all those we have lost. As the ship is sailing we hear: For Sunny Day, For Maggie, for my father, for my mother, etc. by audience members and dancers. Many are moved to tears, are in thought, remembering those people who meant so much to us. But we are not alone, there is the whole audience feeling the same things with us, which makes it a magical moment and very pure. We are all at our most vulnerable in front of our IW friends, acquaintances and maybe even strangers in some cases. Being together with all these people feeling the same kind of emotions, gives me a very warm feeling, we are all united in that moment. I am very glad this will be performed at the anniversary show, and I hope you will all want to experience this magical, powerful moment during the show!
“This piece is dedicated to all those whose names are written in the stars and whose memory is forever etched in our hearts.”

Save the date: 26 september noon IWT: one year anniversary show of The Golden Touch Theater !

RoninBW

I think a tear will be shed with this performance and some of us will become very quiet, it is a boat we all have to take at some point. There is no life without death, is there ?

Window of Light