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Old 10-18-09, 01:37 PM   #21
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alright, i got it...ill change the name...

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Old 03-16-10, 12:45 PM   #22
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I understand from reading the replies that you are a juggler. I am a magician.

But here are the ways I choose to build creativity in my act. Hopefully they apply to you as well.

1) I never read the "patter." Most magic tricks come with a suggested "patter" -- stuff you say as you do the trick. This breathes death all over your presentation. At best you will wind up re-hashing what someone has already done.

2) What else could the prop be? I look hard at a magic prop as soon as I see it. I try to see it from the audience perspective. What else could it be? What else, in the case of a juggler, could the pin be?

3) I try hard to find the "secret" of the prop. If I can, then I know a certain segment of the audience could find it too. But this involves handling it a LOT.

4) I build my presentation around what I have figured out and...damn the torpedos...I start creating an act.

Is this helpful?

The whole idea is to look at the prop you're using NOT as a performer...but as a member of the audience.

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Old 12-02-10, 11:34 AM   #23
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aah, thats a nice nugget of advice!

the audience has no idea about why im throwing bowling pins in the air.

thanks.
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Old 12-02-10, 06:23 PM   #24
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1) I never read the "patter." Most magic tricks come with a suggested "patter" -- stuff you say as you do the trick. This breathes death all over your presentation. At best you will wind up re-hashing what someone has already done.


Love it!........
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