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 Post subject: Talent show prep
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 3:54 pm 
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Hello peoples,

I'm going to perform in next year's talent show. I will use:

zombie-as the end.


I will probably do like 2 tricks. The first one will be an illusion. But I don't know which one yet. I was thinking bisection, but it's too easy to figure out. I need some kind of illusion that isn't easy to figure out but still inexpensive and entertaining. Any suggestions?

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My daughter will be using the "Dollhouse" for her upcoming stage shows. Dennis Loomis has a great video explaining on how to build it and perform it.

You can probably build it a lot more inexpensively than we did. My hubby is going all out on it and so it is getting rather expensive. My hubby is a bit of a perfectionist.

It is a really nice illusion tho.


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Thanks. I don't have a partner for this show. I'm doing a solo show. Do you know of any other illusion to do solo?

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Maybe try a levitation from Andrew Mayne's "Touching Sky"

There are a few in there suitable for stage. If not, then Specter Cabinet would make a good opener, as well as "Who's There?" from Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic. Who's there requires an assistant though, so Specter Cabinet may be your best bet.


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Okay. I heard that Andrew Mayne's "Touching Sky" isn't so great. I'm wondering if I will regret buying this. The effects sound great though. I am donig zombie, as a levitation, so I don't know if an additional levitation would be necessary.

I don't have the Mark Wilson's book, could you explain to me what the "Who's There" illusion is?

Specter Cabinet...I'm not sure because don't I need an assisstant? Or should I just check out Solo-X?

Otherwise, talk to me about some kind of illusion, as an opener. (About 1 minute illusion-I don't make the rules).....

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Solo-X looks to have some great illusions. Now that I look at the list, I'm considering picking it up as well.


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I thought you were doing Bisection as an opener?


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Instead of a large illusion, why not do something to music? It makes the show look and feel much bigger than it is. I often start my stage show with a strong piece of music while doing a multiplying ball routine. Just a thought.

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kraynik wrote:
I thought you were doing Bisection as an opener?


I was. But you can tell, it's a pretty easy illusion. Students have already been annoying me about the Vanishing Ketchup. They all have an idea to figure it out. I don't know what to do then.....

I might still do bisection....but i dont know....I'll just pick up a Solo-X. Any other illusions 1 mintute long or less? Or multiplying balls?

-Sirjoniv


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Do you guys think that my classmates/the whole school will figure out how I do my Bisection? Do you think its an easy illusion to figure out? I'm standing preety close to bisection.

I know what people might think, so I have 3-4 students/teachers from the audience to come up and watch me do it, surrounded. That's why I wanted to know if it was REALLY surrounded.

I know bisection will be entertaining, but will it make them wonder?


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Actually, zachmonky mentioned to me, that I could use the Blow Tube (what I call it the Crystal Tube W/ Silks)

That would be a pretty good trick, plus, its not too easy to figure out!

What do you think?


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kraynik wrote:
I thought you were doing Bisection as an opener?
OK, what's Bisection? Do u take ur self apart?


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How about the dancing cane? I'm using it along with the Zombie combo.


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maxximumMagic wrote:
kraynik wrote:
I thought you were doing Bisection as an opener?
OK, what's Bisection? Do u take ur self apart?


Half your body disappears.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ASx1EYk ... ed&search=

Sweet illusion.


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Waht do you more prefer? Crystal tube w/ silks? or bisection?

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