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vago
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Hi,

I am doing card & mentalism magic.
I know one rope routine.

What should I learn - specific routines that you recommend.
In order to perform a no props party magic.

I ask this since I often come unprepared to a party and people will ask for a short show 10-15 min.
This last weekend I wanted to perform for a bunch of family kids and noticed I didn't have anything I could do except a few coin tricks and a torn & resrtored napkin.

So... you get the point.
Any routines with no props or things you can easily find at a party.
try aiming at the lower ages.

Thx
Jaz
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Would you consider gimmicks or not?

What would be helpful would be for to know what objects you expect to find at the party.
Is it a plastic cup, paper plate and napkinor glassware and cloth napkins party?

How old are those "lower ages"?

At the last party I was at the oldest kid was about eleven and the rest around six years old.
I sat on the couch and some of the kids sat next to me and on the floor in front of me.
What I brought was a metal washer, a half dollar, some elastics.
I kept them busy with some Spellbound and Sylvester Pitch w/ washer and half $.
CMH, Traveling Cash, Broke and Restored w/ elastics. There was nothing formal about it and it was fun.

The old classic glass thru the table works.
Add a handkerchief or cloth napkin and you can do impromptu zombie w/ a fork and bread roll, Coin, knife, etc, thru Hanky, knots, penetrations.

Good luck. Have fun.
vago
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Nice idea's Jaz.

You're right on the money.
The ages I'm talking about are 5-10.
gimmicks I do not like but impromptu gimmicks are considerable (as the impromptu zombie you mentioned).
Could you mention the origins of your suggestions (except Spellbound) so I can look it up.

Thx
Jaz
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Elastic tricks can be found in works by Dan Harlan and Joe Rindfleisch. Both visit the Café'.
I learned the Sylvester Pitch from one of Greg Wilson's vids. A Café' search should help here.

The glass thru the table is where a coin is placed on the table.
A glass is then placed mouth down over the coin and covered w/ paper napkin.
The coin don't vanish as it's supposed to but the glass penetrates the table.

This, as well as most of the others I mentioned, can be found in Martin Gardner's "Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic".

Other sources are Karl Fulve's "Self-Working Table Magic" and "Self-Working Hankerchief Magic".

Both of these will give you tons of tricks for impromptu magic.

I forgot to mention that I did have a TT. I found a uninflated balloon and stuffed it in the TT. I pretended to be chewing gum, produced the balloon from my mouth and blew it up. Kids love to see things come out of your mouth, ears, etc.
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Sylvester pitch is taught in volume 2 of greg wilson's on the spot.

why not perform arm twisting illusion? or try yedid's finger fantasie?.
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