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Well I finally got the video to play tonight and got a chance to really view it the proper way instead of choppy and in bits and pieces as I had seen earlier this week. Trust me it was just my system here and connection, as there was nothing wrong with the video posted.

First I must say that you have good moves and that it was technically pretty good. I also would say I liked the music and the right feeling and mood created by it. These were all positive things I feel you are doing right and well. I only have a few points I wanted to make as objectively as I can based upon watching what I saw. I hope they may be of help to you.

- The music sets such a nice mood and such a great sense of ambiance to what you are doing. I feel your movements are good but I would slow them down a tad bit more and really allow the rings and movements to become an extension of the music. In a way it should look like a ballet of the rings where the rings and the music happen together and are not apart from each other. The flow and smoothness of the music needs to be apparent in the ring movements you do.

- I also feel that you are doing some great sequences, but not really engaging the audience as much as you could. Now by this I do not mean interaction by them touching the rings. I mean personal connections between you and the audience that can be achieved through the right pauses in the act and a simple glance and smile. Show personality and share this with your audience at parts through out the act.

I feel the act is great and the routine is very nice, but you are not allowing the audience to clap and applaud what they are seeing. I use a mental 3 count when I do my rings. Too often we as magicians THINK we are pausing enough when in reality we simply are not. I mentally hold an applause cue and mentally count slow to 3 in my head. This give my audience a chance to not only applaud but to also catch their breath and react to what has just happened.

- I also feel there needs to be more eye contact and emotional connection between yourself and your audience. The music and the movements are such that the audience could really be engaged with a simple pause by you and a look up and a simple smile or a slight bow in various parts of the act. This shows your personality and shares you and a part of yourself with your audience. It also shows that you do not have an ego but are sharing something fun with them that you hope they enjoy.

- I do like the fact that the ring routine is not too long. If any longer it would get into the realm of being too long for an audience to really enjoy. I like the aspect that it appears to be just enough and not too much. However, I feel your ending is very anti-climatic and let me explain if I may.

The music flows and you flow with it. It becomes and should be a coming together of the music, yourself and the rings all flowing and working together as a whole. The non-speaking aspect of it helps establish the right mood that fits for the piece. The audience is engaged with your ballet with the rings and the music creating the right atmosphere. When you create the 5 ring interlock and hold it up.. that is dynamic and powerful and you should hold that pause bring the rings together in your hands and take a simple bow to the audience as the music fades or you put the rings back into a case.

I think handing out the rings and allowing the folks to touch them as you do is anti-climatic to the mood you are successfully creating with your routine. I really think ending with the 5 rings is the perfect ending for this. I do not feel you need to prove anything to the audience by having them hold them. In a street magic situation, then I could see having the audience interact, but in a stage setting with your music and style, I do not think you have to prove anything to them as your routine does and should speak for itself. End with simplicity and the 5 rings does not get much stronger and allows you a very dynamic ending pose from which you can look up, smile, bow and get a well-deserved applause.

I hope you take these thoughts as my opinions and as simple food-for-thought. It is in no way supposed to to mean that I did not like what I saw. It is quite the contrary. I do like what I am seeing you do but wanted to give you my honest feedback and opinions based upon what you so graciously were willing to share with me.

I hope my thoughts and ideas may be of help to you or will get you thinking a bit more to fine-tune a really nice routine. Thank you again for sharing a part of yourself with us. I greatly appreciate it.

Kyle
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Eduardo, I would have posted sooner but was trying to figure out how to view UTube clips on a dialup. Someone in another topic suggested hitting the pause button and letting it continue it's download until done. Then the clip can be viewed without the herky-jerky viewing of dialup.

First impression of the routine is nice! I like it. The fellows above suggested the same I had to offer. Forget handing the rings out, you already changed the music, time and space for applause, and some suggested great ideas for a good finish.

I liked some of the moves you had with the two rings as well. Good stuff!
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One more time, thank you all for your construtive thoughts, that so much helps me in the construction of a better work...

magic4u02 - thank you so much for your time and a great friendly manual...

Regards,

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You are most welcome Eduardo. Please keep up the good work and keep us posted on how things are going for you. You have a great routine that should really serve you well. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

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When I refine this routine, I will make another video, with live audience of course...


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I look forward to seeing it Eduardo. Keep us posted on your progress.

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