AGNES tosses away her sword and shield. She begins applying some lipstick.
AGNES: Enough with all this dorky stuff. You really think you’re badasses? Then let’s finish this . . . Cheerleader style
She sticks out her hands as Kaliope and Orcus put pom-poms into them.
AGNES: We challenge you . . . to a dance battle.
Lightning and thunder!!!!
Dance of the wild-n-crazy bone crushers yields +3 agility!
Our actors are having a lot of fun choreographing this dance battle. Choreographer Ara Glenn-Johanson has collected an impressive selection of 80s/90s dance moves: the Maniac; the Crump; the Vogue; the Macarena.
Here are some video references for your nostagianjoyment.
That was your head!
(Shira wants it known that she loves Madonna).
We’re gonna dance and you’re gonna like it!
KALIOPE: Why are you dressed so strangely?
AGNES: I’M dressed strangely? You do know you look like a Thundercat, right?
THUNDERCATS! Thundercats is an American-made Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Adventure/Alien Cat show that ran for four seasons from 1985-1989. This show’s got everything: Mummy Cats! Cats with Swords! Snarf Cats! Thunder Cats!
Most likely, Agnes is referring to the official Thundercats sex symbol, Cheetara. You can read more about her on the Thundercats Wiki (which exists).
Cheetara is ready for battle!
Hansen, Usher and other VH1-worthy celebs crush on Cheetara on the above episode of I LOVE THE 80s STRIKES BACK (27:21)
Fans love wholesome Cheetara cosplay!
The last two days of rehearsal our actors have been exploring the four arcane elements with fight director Robert Najarian. After experiencing the raw elements in their bodies, the actors began to imagine the elements in combination with each other. Here’s a compilation of clips from one of my older brother’s favorite video games, Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber. The spellcasters in the back each cast a raw element spell with earth, fire, lightning/air, water, holy and dark. When you put two spellcasters with different elements next to each other, they can combine their magic to create an even bigger spell.