EMC 2012 – Session Three Summary – Debbie McGee, Dani DaOrtiz, Max Maven, David Berglas, David Williamson, Yigal MesikaJuly 27th, 2012 by damian
The lovely Debbie McGee talked about the importance of a magician’s assistant. Telling us tricks and insights she’s learned in the last 33 years of being married to the UK’s sexiest magician, Mr Paul Daniels. Very informative and interesting material.
Dani DaOrtiz does a performance of his Lucky Number routine. Three spectators pick a card, and replaced at will. He then (oddly) gets the cards in the most ridiculously fair manner.
Max Maven educates us about handling spectators on stage. An interesting aspect of stagecraft that is oft overlooked. The importance of different cultures and where it is acceptable to touch a spectator physically in order to manoeuvre them to where you need or want them to be.
David Berglas, International Man of Mystery not only tells a wonderful story of an amazing transportation miracle he performed live on BBC tv in the 50s where cigarettes, a 10 shilling note travelled from Manchester to London. And then he explains how he did it.
David Williamson walked on with a plate of food. And did a card trick. Where four 10s change into kings, which change into aces, which change into queens. All motivated with the crumbs from the food. Clever, and totally fitting with his personality. Quick, but awesome.
Yigal Mesika shares his thinking about thread. He shows some of his bill and loop work, and teaches it brilliantly by using a rubber band to show where the loops are and what is going on. Levitating bill, an effect that looks like a muscle pass, but done with a borrowed note that jumps up into his upper hand. A telekinesis effect where spectator holds a pen at his finger tips that is made to fall out of his hand. He finishes with the borrowed ring that spins and falls onto the spectator’s ring finger. Lovely subtleties, amazing technique and all shared in full.
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