ginger 2015 // movita beaucoup

ginger 2015

It’s time! Competitive gingering at its best/worst! Here’s how this year’s competition is gunna go down. When you send in your Ginger 2015 entries, a team of highly trained ginger professionals (2.0 and I) will group your masterpieces according to crappiness/awesomeness/theme. Gingerbread savants will battle other savants in their online grouping. Ginger creations that look […]

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crap // movita beaucoup

crap no. 18

My sister, Haddy, made an excellent point when we were chatting a while back. She noted that there has been a real departure from storytelling on blogs in recent years. Have you noticed the same? Is blogging dead? A lot of people think so. If blogging is dead, it’s bloggers that killed it. (Virtual baby showers, people. […]

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lego cake // movita beaucoup

lego cake

For the second year in a row, Oliver thought he might like a garbage truck cake to mark the occasion of his birthday. I’m all for waste management, but was pretty happy when he changed his mind and decided upon a Lego cake. I don’t know that this qualifies as a tutorial, but I thought I’d outline […]

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famous ballets explained (kind of) // la bayadère // movita beaucoup

la bayadère: act II

Act II of our story opens in Solor’s tent. A flautist and Magedaveya are trying to cheer a grief stricken Solor, with little success. Solor is inconsolable – gnawed by remorse and wondering just how long it will take for the flautist to get tired. Of course, it’s hard to feel sorry for Solor when you remember that he promised to marry two women, and then let […]

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famous ballets explained (kind of) // la bayadère // movita beaucoup

la bayadère: act I, scene II

In a room in his palace, the Rajah Dugmanta, head of the principality, has decided to reward his favourite warrior, Solor, for his bravery. A gift card seems too impersonal, so the Rajah decides to give Solor his daughter, Gamzatti. When the Rajah tells Gamzatti she’s becoming a trophy wife (literally), and that she’ll be marrying a complete stranger, she’s a little concerned. Concerned […]

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famous ballets explained (kind of) // la bayadère // movita beaucoup

la bayadère: act I, scene I

Solor – a noble warrior Nikiya – a temple dancer (aka bayadère) Gamzatti – the Rajah’s (ruler’s) daughter Magedaveya – a fakir (devoted follower of the temple) The High Brahmin – the high priest of the temple Rajah Dugmanta of Golconda – Gamzatti’s dad and ruler of Golconda . . . Our story begins at nightfall, just outside an ancient temple in India. A gaggle of warriors, led by Solor, have returned from the hunt of a great tiger. Solor, […]

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