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Topic: Are there any illusions that can be done with surrounding audience?
Message: Posted by: voodoo (Nov 13, 2006 03:08PM)
I'm planing to do some illusions in a club. The audience will be half surrounding the stage. So I need a little advice about this. I already have a plan to do a small illusion without box and other big props such as the lean and my own illusions with television but I need a visual appearance or appearing an assistant. Might need a help on this.
Thanks
Message: Posted by: Jack Murray (Nov 13, 2006 03:29PM)
Take a look at my Konundrum Kube. It can be done in all situations and close up. Video on my site.

Jack
Message: Posted by: nucinud (Nov 13, 2006 03:33PM)
Zig Zag can be done surrounded.
Message: Posted by: Paulo Cabrita (Nov 13, 2006 03:36PM)
You have a great illusion Shadow Tent.You can produce an assistant.Also you have other illusions here that can be surrounding.
Look the videos of this illusion.
http://www.tilfordillusions.com/shadowtent.html

Paulo
Message: Posted by: magicmarkdaniel (Nov 13, 2006 03:42PM)
Kub Zag
Chair Suspension
Impaled
Most Sawing Illusions
Broom Suspension
Sword Suspension
Crystal Casket
Modern Art
Sub Trunk (With four sided/circular curtain)
Sword Basket

...to name a few

Mark
Message: Posted by: MikeDes (Nov 13, 2006 03:52PM)
[quote]
On 2006-11-13 16:36, Paulo Cabrita wrote:
You have a great illusion Shadow Tent.You can produce an assistant.Also you have other illusions here that can be surrounding.
Look the videos of this illusion.
http://www.tilfordillusions.com/shadowtent.html

Paulo
[/quote]

Shadow Tent cannot be performed surrounded or with the audience on three sides.
Message: Posted by: voodoo (Nov 14, 2006 12:17AM)
Thanks a lot guys I might use one of those list that you gave me for my show,i still need a visual appearance but without any big props because the place where I gonna play they don't have enough room to place my props,plus they don't have backstage.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Nov 14, 2006 12:57AM)
Doing a visual appearance, such as a flash appearance, surrounded with no place to stow your props is going to be difficult. You should concentrate your efforts on putting together a show that you can do without that headache.

There is nothing wrong with walking out to your "stage," if you know how to make an entrance.

Gene DeJean specialized in illusions that could be done surrounded.

He did a mummy case, a disembodied princess (his own method), the thin sawing and several other illusions surrounded.

You can also do Harbin's Super-X Plus surrounded, if you know how to manage the positions of your assistants and your lighting, but it takes a LOT of experience to understand how to do this.
Message: Posted by: John Bowlin (Nov 14, 2006 02:56AM)
Doll house
Sword box
Message: Posted by: Ricardo_magician (Nov 14, 2006 03:33AM)
Origami illusion would be good it can be done fully surrounded.

That's my 2 cents worth.
Message: Posted by: Amazing Magic Co (Nov 14, 2006 03:42AM)
Andrew Mayne's Voodoo Box can also be done surrounded.

Dan.
Message: Posted by: mark2004 (Nov 14, 2006 03:54AM)
[quote]
On 2006-11-14 01:17, voodoo wrote:
Thanks a lot guys I might use one of those list that you gave me for my show,i still need a visual appearance but without any big props because the place where I gonna play they don't have enough room to place my props,plus they don't have backstage.
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The cardboard sword box is an "assistant-in-the-box" type illusion that takes up little space because it uses what is essentially an ordinary cardboard crate that can fold flat - so even with swords/spears it

One version is Andrew Mayne's "Voodoo Box" which uses umbrellas as swords.
I prefer the version that uses (more dangerous looking) spears and achieves a seemingly more randon pattern of penetration. It's detailed on one of Russ Stevens's DVDs
Message: Posted by: maverick23 (Nov 14, 2006 05:45AM)
The origami box can be done surrounded.
Message: Posted by: dlcmagic (Nov 14, 2006 09:32AM)
Kub Zag
SubTrunk
Blammo Box
Message: Posted by: John Bowlin (Nov 14, 2006 12:33PM)
Read the post here...starting to get a bit redundant.
Wiz-Kote for comedy effect
Message: Posted by: Patrick Miller (Nov 14, 2006 04:06PM)
Jam, Modern Art, Mini Spiker,head chopper and twister are a few.
Message: Posted by: r1ch-oxford (Nov 14, 2006 07:01PM)
Ill say Origami box for the third time on this thread.

Rich
Message: Posted by: Face (Nov 15, 2006 10:16AM)
There are lot of illusions, that can be performed, surrounded. As allready mentioned before, I would also reccommend you "Shadow Tent", if you are looking suitable illusion for appearence, it`s not expencive, and it packs really small.
Message: Posted by: voodoo (Nov 15, 2006 10:31PM)
Shadow Tent is good for appearance and the pack is small but not really fit with my concepts because the tent it self reminding the place where I'm gonna play,i think it's a litle bit odd to bring a "Tent" in the midle of a club,but I'm open for a second opinion
Message: Posted by: cfrye (Nov 15, 2006 10:39PM)
Neon, from Jim Steinmeyer's [i]Device and Illusion[/i].



Curt
Message: Posted by: voodoo (Nov 15, 2006 10:42PM)
[quote]
On 2006-11-14 01:57, Bill Palmer wrote:
Doing a visual appearance, such as a flash appearance, surrounded with no place to stow your props is going to be difficult. You should concentrate your efforts on putting together a show that you can do without that headache.

There is nothing wrong with walking out to your "stage," if you know how to make an entrance.
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That is the last option if I still can't find an illusions for my appearance.Bill if you don't mind I'd like to know more about Gene DeJean.
Message: Posted by: EggMan (Nov 15, 2006 10:52PM)
Hi,

I'm on JC Sum's mailing list and he recently released a whole bunch of illusions that can be done surrounded plus they also pack flat! You can watch the videos of them being performed at his website http://www.illusionbooks.com

Hope you find something useful!
Message: Posted by: voodoo (Nov 15, 2006 11:23PM)
Thanks EggMan.