Enjoy some Mayhem & Magic!

Our blog is meant to evoke fun with the magic of myths, folklore, movies and the mayhem of murder and madness. We have to keep it interesting so if you like different genres of movies and books then you're at the right blog. Our authors are a wide range of experts and our readers know what is top of the line in their favorite genres. Sometimes we post recipes that might be fun to try if a culinary author has one in her book that we think is especially yummy or one that Terri and I have created and want to share with you. Enjoy Guest Blogger Alice Duncan's monthly muse on her books and writing mysteries.

Plus you won't want to miss our book reviews, author interviews or our guest bloggers. So grab your favorite beverage then join us for some magic and mayhem! The good news is that you don't have to leave the house or your comfy chair. We have something for everyone's taste and every month we have a different topic for our bloggers: ones we feel that might be useful in your own writing and reader points of view. Not to mention, life in general. So join us and be sure to have a notebook handy as your to-be-read pile will grow as you add books, recipes, movies and t.v. series you won't want to miss. Not to mention folktales, myths or ideas you may wish to explore. Be careful what you wish for because on mayhemandmagic2 you just might find it.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Washington Ballet's The Great Gatsby at the Kennedy Center

I really enjoyed this performance.  I think it is a story that translates very well to Ballet.  And thanks to a generous doantion, TWB now has live music again - which was great.  I do enjoy good jazz after all.The costumes of course I loved as well - fringe, sequins, handkerchief hemlines.  How can they not be fun?

The dancers were great, particularly those who played Daisy, Myrtle and Gatsby.  The props and sets were often whimsical and often just plain lovely.  The jazz soloists were incredible and except for a couple moments I just didnt get (dancing with curtain only lifted to about the knees and a GREAT but to me not revelevant to the story tap dance), the dancing highly emotional and evocative.

I walked away from the performance in an upbeat mood feeling satisfied. Too bad the show had such a short run - because I really would recommend everyone to go see it.


1 comment:

  1. I wish I had the opportunity to see it. This has long been a favorite book of mine and I will bet that it was wonderful set to live music. I'm so glad that you got to enjoy it.