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Topic: Suggestions for a good silk routines
Message: Posted by: tkmagicman (Aug 11, 2004 11:08PM)
I would apprecitate any suggestions for a good silk routine that may fit a dove act that is could be performed well to music. thank you
Message: Posted by: Dave Scribner (Aug 12, 2004 06:56AM)
Ah, so many choices so little time. Here's a short routine that may or may not fit you but maybe give you some ideas. Assuming you are wearing tails.

Walk on stage and produce a silk in each hand. Tie them together and place them in a large glass. Remove the flower from your lapel and turn it into a silk.

Vanish the silk, remove the tied silks showing the vanished one in between. (standard 20th century silks)

Gather the silks and produce your dove. Set the silks aside, stroke the dove several times and toss it to the ceiling changing it to a silk. (standard tail toss)

Produce a candle from the silk and do a few manipulations with it (vanish, reappear etc)On the last vanish, produce a dove bare handed.

The act could go on and on but basically what I'm saying is that you want each effect to lead into the next so it looks like a routine and not just someone doing one trick after another.
Message: Posted by: tkmagicman (Aug 12, 2004 12:13PM)
Thank you for your suggestions I appreciate them
Message: Posted by: Rupert Bair (Aug 19, 2004 10:11AM)
I like that Dave!
Message: Posted by: Danny B (Aug 19, 2004 10:28AM)
I agree that each effect shouldflow into the next when perfprming to music don't forget the music can help you time your steals and productions and build to the climax of the routine.
Message: Posted by: Rupert Bair (Aug 19, 2004 10:52AM)
Whats the best manipulative way to vanish a silk?
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Aug 19, 2004 07:17PM)
On 2004-08-19 11:52, magic_matt wrote:
What's the best manipulative way to vanish a silk?


Message: Posted by: Rupert Bair (Aug 20, 2004 06:38AM)
Ha Ha, mini lol.
Really though in a manipulation act what would you use? a pull?

Bob on your site, its funny you have a banner with UK magicians on it! David Penn is not to far from me.
Message: Posted by: magician81 (Aug 20, 2004 08:25AM)
Hi guys,

Recently I bought Duan Laflin's hank ball manipulation DVD. It's a superb silk magic teaching DVD. It teaches many wonderful routines using a hank ball, and gives detailed instructions on using a hank ball(moves, techniques,etc). The 20th century silk routine really blows me away. No sewing, can be done close up, and completely examinable at the end.....wow.

So pick up this DVD & a hank ball today.
Message: Posted by: Amazing Kenno (Aug 23, 2004 04:50PM)
I echo Magician81...Duane has already improved silk magic education with his prior videos and the DVD series he has begun takes the subject to new heights. Kenno.