I am really impatient and excited because today is the premiere of the new show of the company The Monarchs.
A few months ago Revo invited me to see their show Atlantis Rising, and I was so amazed and impressed that I decided to write an article about them, unfortunately it was not possible for me, so now I will not let this new opportunity pass.
For those who don’t know them, The Monarchs is a dance company (although this simple description does not merit what is really the full set of their shows), which was founded in 2016 by Royal Shippe, Diiar Vader Shippe and Myth Raven. They decided to try this experience on their own after dancing on stages in other troupes.
Their first show was called Adventures from Lost Island, and it was created for Fantasy Faire 2016, as Diiar kindly explains me.
Star Wars: Untold Stories, a 6 months simwide variety-type show inspired by the Star Wars franchise at LEA; Imagine Too! -another variety-type show where they included things like Mulan, Jurassic Parc, Mary Poppins and Alice in Wonderland- also in LEA sim; and a number of stage designs and collaborations with live singers for the very last Avi Choice Awards were other of their creations along 2016.
After such a busy year, The Monarchs decided to move to their own sim and inaugurated it in February 2017 with the show Dead men’s tale. A Pirate adventure. And also scheduled in their sim Draco Eternum, a show created for this year’s Fantasy Faire. They have done also 2 regular stage shows, one for Firestorm and another as part of a charity.
Their last 2 shows, which are the ones I had the pleasure to enjoy myself and that I’ll let talk themselves throught the pics, were really wonderful; and that is that The Monarchs is not just a dance company, nor its shows a simple ballet, but it is an amazing set of things well made and synchronized, put together exquisitely to form the most refined watchmaking work. From the stories that relate through the different acts of dance, choreography, costumes, special effects, music chosen and fitted to perfection, the monumental work of construction, landscaping and staging, and even the way of moving to the spectators from one stage to another throughout the play, can not but make us feel part of it, leave us all with our mouths open and make us stand up from the seats to clap until raging.
From here I strongly recommend that you do everything possible to see this new work, I’m sure you will not be disappointed.
Is a MUST!
December 15th, 9pm // 16th, 3pm // 20th, 7pm
Taxi to The Monarchs