“Ballet Pixelle® will present its special traditional “The Nut” ballet throughout December. This is the 14th year anniversary for Ballet Pixelle to present “The Nut”, which premiered in 2007! It is presented in the global virtual reality of Second Life ( No social distancing required!

Ballet Pixelle performs its version of the Nutcracker, using Artistic Director Inarra Saarinen’s own animations and choreography, and utilizing some particular attributes of virtual reality. “The Nut” is Ballet Pixelle’s essence of The Nutcracker so you can see just the wonderful, and our truly original, dances.

Does Clara become the Princess to her Nutcracker as he becomes the Prince of her dreams? We see mysterious dances in the white castle. Arabian dancers fly in on magic carpets. A Russian cossack stamps out a dance. Russian dolls roll and play. Chinese empresses and emperors move on delicate feet, and Spanish señoritas and señoras throw themselves flamboyantly. A field of flowers waltz together. And even snowflakes dance!

Performances are Wednesdays at 5:00 PM and Sundays at 5:00 PM PST throughout December in Ballet Pixelle’s new Grand Theater.

Join us for a truly different Nutcracker — beyond Zoom, beyond video!

Join us for an evening of classic, and yet new, holiday delights. Come early to receive your free Victorian party gown or tuxedo and join our after-party to dance on the luxurious set! Chat with the performers and crew after the performance for autographs, photos, and a question & answer session.

Ballet Pixelle® is the first performing ballet company in the virtual global community Second Life®. Says the Company’s founder, Inarra Saarinen, “As artistic director of the Company since its inception, I have enormous pride in Ballet Pixelle. Our goal is to investigate and explore the interaction and intersection of physical and virtual dance and blended realities. We perform in the virtual reality of Second Life as well as in the physical reality of First Life (Australia, England, Germany, Japan, USA for example). We are excited to celebrate the future of dance. We are dancing into the digital future!”

Members of Ballet Pixelle come together from all over the world, including Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. Animations are created by Inarra Saarinen and put into dance phrases. There are no artificial synchronizing devices and the dancers truly perform dancing with each other and the music. Each performance is truly live and unique, and takes advantage of the characteristics of Second Life to extend the art of the ballet in new directions.

For More Information

“For more information on Ballet Pixelle®, search for the group “Ballet Pixelle” in Second Life® and join the group to receive notices of all performances, auditions, newsletters, and other news and invitations. There is also Subscribe Service in the theater which allows you to receive notices without joining the group.

Our website is:
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Machinimas (videos) and information on previous ballets, information on auditions, current Company members’ bios and photos, newsletters, press and reviews, etc. are available on these sites.

For Ballet Pixelle work done under the name Second Life Ballet you can search YouTube for Second Life Ballet or see the website.

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