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An Obsession with Ending Magic Methods Clear

Most of the business results available on the market at present shout about how they've been designed to ‘end clear’ or be totally examinable each earlier than and after the efficiency of the trick. However is insisting on ending magic methods clear actually that vital? Is it simply a few of the ‘gross sales spin’ designed to sounds good, while not likely doing something to enhance your efficiency?

Right here’s some vital recommendation from one of many world’s most revered magicians… Wayne Dobson.

There’s one thing that basically annoys me about magicians – amateurs, it’s by no means professionals. For a few years this has actually been a bugbear of mine.

So many magicians appear extra curious about whether or not the props will be examined on the finish! They appear obsessive about ‘ending clear’. I feel you’ll discover that each one the perfect issues in human interplay don’t finish clear!!!

With simply common stage administration your spectators ought to by no means even contemplate inspecting your props. They need to be investing in you because the performer and the efficiency in entrance of them – not the props for goodness’ sake. Somebody well-known (it might have been Vernon: it normally is) mentioned phrases to the impact that when a violinist performs an exquisite sonata, the viewers doesn’t rush ahead and demand on inspecting the violin.

You might be what they are going to bear in mind. Take a look at the celebs of at present like Derren and Dynamo, do you assume the spectator is extra curious about their magnetic cash than them?

Do you actually assume on the finish of your cups & balls routine, after you have got produced 3 lemons and everyone is sitting there with their mouth broad, it makes any sense to then burst the evocative bubble by inviting them to look at your cups?!

In the event that they attain for the props, you have got completed one thing incorrect. We have to get away from this sense of some type of battle between performer and spectator the place the latter is hell-bent on discovering out how the performer ‘did it’. In case your efficiency, and relationship together with your viewers, ends in that state, you could take an extended, laborious take a look at your self.

I can actually say that in my 40 years of performing I've by no means been questioned on the props that I used. Simply bear in mind Ken Brooke’s and Danny Buckler saying: “The smaller the prop the larger the performer.” – Wayne Dobson 


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