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 Post subject: Wanting to start Stage, any pointers?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:00 pm 
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im in my last year of highschool finally, and i want to start looking into stage magic, would any1 recommend something? im looking for illusions as well, rite now im planning to buy the plans for metamorphosis, and if there are any ways to vanish fairly large objects on stage such as a table or something, that would be great, after graduation im going to start looking into getting a lot of material and organize it, and maybe start kids shows by next december or later


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:39 pm 
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no pointers at all? wow......


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Don't be nervous. At first, have background music incase your timing isn't good. I'm getting into a little stage so....I don't got much.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:07 am 
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mmhmmm, better than anything any1 else has responded :lol:


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I've been doing stage work and birthday parties for quite a while, and I can give you some advice that has worked well for me.

First of all, do not rely too heavily on effects that require dim lighting to pull it off, as you never know where you'll be performing and what control you'll have over atmosphere. Self contained illusions work well, such as the Zombie, and Sean Bougina's ultimate dancing hank. Snowstorm in China is also a great effect for any group.

Also,
Multiplying balls (Tim Wright)
Silk routines (Slydini, Jay Scott Berry)
Disappearing Bandanna
Appearing/Disappearing candles and canes
Floating Rose (Kevin James)

That's just some ideas from my working repetoir, which also includes some of my own sponge ball routines for kids and adults. If you are just starting at stage, start with smaller illusions. Then, if you are good enough and people want you for repeat business, you can always bring in the bigger stuff.

Hope that helps a little.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:38 am 
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yeah it does, thanks


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