Entering a virtual world you are invited to create an account and choose an avatar to be born. This avatar is animated by animations. It receives standard animations from the grid. In addition, animations of all kinds are created by residents of Second Life. All these can override the given standard animations. So your avatar can use animations (to stand, to walk, to run, to swim, to fly …) which might be able to express a certain character you want to show.
Dance animations animate avatars with movings of dances. A dance anim consists of several sequences and lasts usually between 20 and 30 seconds. It is looped - it will restart automatically again and again until it is stopped. These animations imitate nearly all dances known in real life like waltz, tango (dance), salsa (dance), funk, bebop, and even classical sequences like solos of Swan Lake by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky are available.
In throughout animated surroundings live moving in free sync becomes real by use of different animations at the same time. A dancer will mix animations and override one by the other - coordinating by sight own movings with movings of other dancers in group - live in free sync … to express feelings and mood in virtual dance.
Dance ‘River’ - show ‘INSENSATEZ’ by La Performance - photographed during performance in Second Life by Geraldine Ashdene