One Diamond Boots rider demonstrates the new MineOpticon II stage set which is based on the Catillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine Florida http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castillo_de_San_Marcos .
The new set is scaled up and explicitly designed to exploit the increased speed and footprint of horses in Minecraft. This all new stage features never before seen uses of the game’s internal logic and materials and capabilities to pull off compelling stage craft in a game better known to 8-12 year olds.
MineOpticon II is a one hour long Equine Ballet performed live on a Minecraft server set to survival mode. All members of the troupe need to constantly eat to stay alive and perform under the constant threat of zombies, skeletons and spiders who can be lethal to the cast and horses.
Now imagine 8 riders performing intricate choreography based on Austrian Lipizzaner Stalions http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipizzan to an original score in an exquisitely designed stage set and surrounding landscape.
Talk about awesome.
The Diamond Boots Ensemble
presents MineOpticon II
Live in San Francisco, May 16, 2014