Thursday, November 28, 2013

Look At The Emperor's New Clothes!

Some good magic for a change. Jeff McBride a clear winner in my book. He truly deserves the title Master of Illusion. Just watch how energetic he enters the scene. That energy clearly moves over to the audience who is entranced by this entry.
The Jeff produces a large beautiful silk cloth from a golden fan. In a burst of confetti. I cannot tell how excited I am. I have no idea how this was done. The silk cloth surely came from nowhere. And the fact that it is a dragon cloth symbolizes the dragon within us.
That dragon fury is brought center stage with an artistic somersault. Then he walks back to the huge box behind him to pick up the cloth again. And then it happens.

Boom suddenly he transforms into the famous Pink Dragon of Flamingonia. Where the hell did the huge shoulder pieces come from? I have no clue. Then the dragon dances in a rain of confetti and rainbows. No doubt this means the love of the Pink Dragon towards mankind.

And then the transformation is complete when Jeff produces the mask from thin air. Sure it looks like he purposely went to his huge box behind him and picked something up, but this is not the case, as it would be cheating. And his transformation gets an additional kicker as he breathes fire, symbolized by the streamers.

And then the posing... critics might bash him for that, but no this art. It's an art form you dumb motherfuckers. The posing needs to be as the audience needs time to catch some breath and to come back to earth.

The snow storm in the end is a truly deserved emotional climax in the end, as you can see by the audience reaction. Especially the little girl on the right near the end of the video.

And to those who say this is shit, you are just haters and are jealous of the success of Jeff.


Marplots said...

Didn't Henning do a bit of the "artsy-fartsy" in his show? It doesn't do anything for me, and I can't place it as either magic or juggling or maybe mime?, but apparently it sells tickets.

OK, I admit it. I'm allergic to this guy. I just don't like him. Maybe if he just turned down the garish knob, or didn't try for so much in the "high art" department and went a little more understated. Or, maybe I'll never like him, no matter what he does.

I'd feel a bit better if he didn't like me either.

Misophoniac said...

That was such a powerful example of sarcasm that it nearly looped around to sincerity. Great stuff Roland.

Bizzaro. said...

To be fair I just did a gig with him tonight for a convention and he did that routine (Most of it) and it got great reactions.

Roland Henning said...

Well was it a magic convention? Look you know as well as I do, that a reaction does not translate to magically enchanted or being fooled or even entertained.

The Smiling Mule said...

Isn't this a Paul Gordon trick?

Bizzaro. said...

heh nope. Real people. Not a magic con. They genuinely enjoyed the performance. (I am pretty sure)