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Aroy
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What would the ideal length of a D'Lite routine be?

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maylor
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Depends how well you do it I guess. Seriously though, I'm not sure, never even given it a go, anybody else?
boltt223
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I currently use the music from pilot, the song "Magic".. I think it is about 3 minutes long. Of course I use two D'lites and interact with props on stage as well as dance. Smile
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I think a good length will be 30s to 1min if you are doing a silent act with just music. Personally I use a Blendo Bag to end my routine (a dazzling WOW!) but I'm sure you can think of other ways. D'rose? Red confetti or snowstorm?

The routine shouldn't be too long if you are just using two lites as it'll only be a matter of time when someone finds out what they are. Everyone will be subconsciously burning your thumbs.

If you are doing an act where you walk around and talk, maybe tell a story, then you can lengthen your performance time as you are moving around a lot and people will not see the tips.

Hope this helps~! Smile
Aroy
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Thanks for the input guys.

I think I may be shooting for about a minute.
Just need to work out a really interesting routine
for this.

Oh, I make it sound oh so easy Smile !

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My first (and only) D'lite routine was to the "Electric Slide" some years ago. Seemed like a good idea at the time, but did not go over well. Why?

1. Wrong audience
2. Too long - Ran almost 2 minutes
3. Did not prepare (practice) enough.
4. Tried to force a style that isn't mine.

I learned a valuable lesson though. Don't try to include an effect that doesn't fit in your act just because you think it's cool. (My audience didn't!)
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I use them with my kids routine. I think they don't burn the thumbs as well as adults do. My routine is about 1min long. Any longer than that and I find I am just repeating what I have already done. Wow them and get out!
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I've also performed in a kids routine,
I brought the birthday boy forward and got him to help me with my act, guess it lasted for 40 sec.
And that was long enough for that setting.
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Jeff McBride has a great routine that is about three minutes long.
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Just keep in mind that if you do not add variety and interest to the routine, it will get boring real fast to your audience. The audience sees a light produced and then vanished, anything more without variety, becames redundant to them. Just something to keep in mind.


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Ideal length of routine-

My own Cabaret show in which I use this to music using 2 red D'Lites in low lighting about 60-70 secs finishing with a silk streamer -ala David Ginn.

Surprisingly on stage as mentioned 1 min is long enough-wow them then finish!!

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Gotta chime in, here...

I'm with Doug Tait on this one. I tried and tried...thought I was pretty good at it, too...it did not work. I was told to, "lose the light-up th***s, everyone has a TT these days..." Wow. That from a supposed layman!

Lately, though, I did a little gig for my girlfriend's granddaughter (while the ladies were doing each other's hair!)...little 8 year old was delighted (pun intended, theng kyew!)...she still talks about it.

Perfect for little children. I may do it again for her (and the other little rugrats).

Lesson learned. When...where...and why...most important words before "how" in magic. Smile

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I just had an idea that's probably been done before (what hasn't, really?). What about producing a light, putting it in your empty left fist, repeatedly, sort of like a D'Lite Miser's Dream, then reveal several red sponge balls in your fist? Or reveal something else that makes sense? As much sense as anything impossible can make, that is, lol.

Another thought, along the exact same lines: if you're doing this on stage, why not produce a red dove at the end? If that's your style, that is. Smile

As for how I actually use them currently, well, I mainly use them in very short bursts. I don't do a long routine with them; I keep it to a couple appearances and vanishes, then end it. I've been resorting to pretending to put the light in the spectator's eyes, hands, whatever, so as to make a more dramatic "this is the end" feeling. I feel the end of the routine needs to be somewhat different from the rest; otherwise, it can have an anti-climactic feeling.
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I do a routine using the d'lite devices and it runs 3 and half minutes long. Its done with music. I recommend watching Rocco and his routine.
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Where would one see Rocco and his routine?
Fast Eddie P.
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Along those lines, where would one see the McBride routine?
zombieboy
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McBride's routine is in his show, The Secret Art, which is, unfortunately, not touring any time soon. However, he performs variations on it frequently at the Vegas Magic center, and at his home for whoever happens to stop by. However, the full act is his opener in his show. It is by far the greatest D'Lite routine ever devised. He uses canes, fans, floating lights and even his mouth in the routine.
Fast Eddie P.
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Wow, that sounds awesome. Too bad he doesn't have it on any of his teaching videos.
Michael Bourada
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You can purchase the Rocco Video, ask your magic dealer about it. It is an older tape but nonetheless helpful. Also it includes rocco's light routine.
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My routine lasts about 30 to 40 seconds and everyone I've performed it for loves it! I even do some comedy moves that goes over well.
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