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Topic: True power of a snow routine?
Message: Posted by: sb (Aug 23, 2006 08:40AM)
I was thinking about this for awhile, and now I was just reading another post about snow and decided to chime in here, but thought it best to start a new thread...

Where do you think that the real stregnth of a snow routine comes from? The other post I just read was asking if it is ok to use a KJ snow animator outside. I always think that the part of a good snow routine is when the snow starts to really go out into the audience, this brings the audience into the magic with you. I think that this, along with the correct story really is what makes this such a powerfull routine.

So sure, a KJ snow animator can work out side, or in an elementry school gym, or at a picinic...but I don't think that in these cases the routine is nearly as strong as when done with some lighting and extra snow machines. (btw, I have a snow animator and have done snow in all of these situations).

So, what do you guys (girls, or other) think about this?

Message: Posted by: chmara (Aug 23, 2006 02:13PM)
Wonder & Memory

The true power of snow is much more than the surprise of a confetti like substance appearing. Here in Tucson, AZ we get real snow once every 3-5 years. That means pre-schoolers probably do not know what the stuff is.

Copperfield and James' routines both hit wonder and memory for those individuals in the audience who experienced snow as a kid, and evoke remeniscence of childhood.

To transcend from "just another appearance" of a substance to a truly powerful effect the performer must bring something more to the story. Look at the Okito variation of snow using butterrfiles as an example.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Aug 23, 2006 08:35PM)
To some people in the audience it is just cr*p we have to clean off our clothing.
Message: Posted by: Marvello (Aug 23, 2006 09:13PM)
On 2006-08-23 21:35, Bill Palmer wrote:
To some people in the audience it is just cr*p we have to clean off our clothing.
True... I gotta wonder how this effect goes over at school shows/assemblies with the janitor
Message: Posted by: Spellbinder (Aug 23, 2006 09:27PM)
Get out the rakes. I'm writing up my Autumn Leaves routine for The Wizards' Journal #10 and it turns the old snow storm into a red, yellow and gold affair. Plus, the leaves swirl about you like a tornado and a few put on some special moves of independent dancing - hip hop, ballet, you name it. The janitors are gonna love this one!