(Close Window)
Topic: Dekolta chair w/deceptive steps
Message: Posted by: magicelam (Nov 14, 2007 11:19AM)
Does anyone here use a dekolta chair with deceptive steps? We like the dekolta chair, and want an illusion where someone can vanish and reappear in the audience...

or does anyone have an better ideas? we're looking to build, not purchase, so please don't suggest some 12,000 dollar elaborate set-up ;).

Thanks!
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Nov 14, 2007 11:32AM)
Somewhere among the Osborne Illusion plans is what he calls DeKolta Jr. (I think). I know it was published in Genii (not sure what issue).

It offers an alternate exit path to the typical. Your idea of using deceptive steps is quite feasible, too.

Depending on the stage, a B/A set up at the back edge of a platform could offer an exit path, too.

~michael

EDIT: I just happened to put my hand on another issue of Genii (June 2001) that has Osborne's idea, only here it is called, DeKolta sneak.
Message: Posted by: M-Illusion (Nov 14, 2007 12:06PM)
I think a few years ago, Abbott's built a DeKolta Chair with steps. You may wish to check with them to see what plans are available.
Message: Posted by: Larry Bean (Nov 20, 2007 08:30PM)
I own a DeKolta chair, and I think the deceptive chairs would be a great addition to it. It would be an easier method than I now use.
Message: Posted by: Caveat Lector (Nov 21, 2007 01:24AM)
I use the chair in with various methods. The best is always to use t**p of course. I also built a platform and have steps. I also have a base method but the downside is she cannot reappear. Although I think it is not as good I have had many audiences like the fact that she does not come back. For me it all depends on the situation I am in as to what method I will use. I prefer the first two to the last one but sometimes you don't always have the most optimum conditions to work in.
Message: Posted by: Caveat Lector (Nov 21, 2007 01:24AM)
I use the chair in with various methods. The best is always to use t**p of course. I also built a platform and have steps. I also have a base method but the downside is she cannot reappear. Although I think it is not as good I have had many audiences like the fact that she does not come back. For me it all depends on the situation I am in as to what method I will use. I prefer the first two to the last one but sometimes you don't always have the most optimum conditions to work in.