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 Post subject: do you ever get a chair?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:32 pm 
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While you are performing for a table and you need to get low enough with cards or coins, do you ever get a chair and sit down next to them? Or is that considered rude?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:49 pm 
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Eugene Burger likes to sit down with his close-up audiences, but the reality of most table-hopping work is that this opportunity will NOT be presented.

If you plan to be a restaursant table-hopper, you should be focussing on material you can do standing... ideally, without the use of the table.

What do you mean when you say "get low enough"?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:10 pm 
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TheCaffeinator wrote:
Eugene Burger likes to sit down with his close-up audiences, but the reality of most table-hopping work is that this opportunity will NOT be presented.

If you plan to be a restaursant table-hopper, you should be focussing on material you can do standing... ideally, without the use of the table.

What do you mean when you say "get low enough"?


Lets say I'm doing a ACR routine and the card im putting into the deck isnt theirs. I dont want then to see the card so I would have to get low since they would be sitting down.


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NY_magician117 wrote:
Lets say I'm doing a ACR routine and the card im putting into the deck isnt theirs. I dont want then to see the card so I would have to get low since they would be sitting down.

You don't need a chair to accomplish that. You can always bend a little bit down and with that, your hands will automatically be below their eye level.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:00 am 
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I've never really thought about sitting down to do a trick. In fact, I think that would look kind of weird if you have to sit down for one trick and then stand back up for another. However, I HAVE helped myself to seat while building rapport with my table audience. It really depends on the situation and how comfortable you are with your spectators and they with you. If you feel comfortable enough, just ask them if you use this chair, or if they mind if you sit down. I wouldn't just take a seat though...always ask.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:57 pm 
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I think a chair is a bad idea. I also agree that you should try to present effects that stay off the table. What would the manager think if he goes by and you are sitting there? I don't think this is the image I want to convey. Not to mention you need to be able to move if the server shows up!

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I know this is a different setting, but when I perform at the local bars I will pop a squat everyonce in a while if theres an open chair. I feel it allows me to be on the same level as the viewer in one more way.
Though, it is more of a casual atmosphere. When it comes to the restaurant, I stand; Unless of course my friends pop in, then I might take a seat with them when I perform if a chair is open.

Its not about angles or [edited]... its just my persona and how I feel at the time. :lol:


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