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 Post subject: Looking for an effective opening...
PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2004 9:19 am 
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Hi fellow magicians!

Im looking for an effective, jaw's dropping and fast opening for my stage act. Any ideas?

Thanks,

Tinke


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2004 9:29 am 
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I think starting off with a routine that involves music is good. Maybe the dancing cane or a dancing routine with the D'Lites. Music is good at bringing people together and is a good way to break the ice :lol: .


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Yea, I'm doing a show in a few months and I'm really thinking about opening with dancing cane to silks.


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Dancing Canes to Silk would be excellent, I usually open mine with some sort of silk appearance, usually a long multicolored streamer out of my hand or a larger silk streamer out of a production box.


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All of those sound like they would be great openers and they all fall into an important rule I was taught. That is to make sure that with your opening trick you get into the effect or make the magic happen within 1-2 minutes.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 4:26 am 
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Thank you guys so far. What do think opening with a torn and restored newspaper ?

Tinke


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With some good patter I think it would be good.


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Maynes Bisection would be good for an opener. It gets theyre attention. But it depends on your style.


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I like the idea of silk productions, then you can transition to disapearing hanky. I like to try and think of how I can transition tricks smoothly, and by doing that, an opening trick can become larger.

That's my two cents

Brian


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