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Topic: Performing in a nudist resort
Message: Posted by: dooblehorn (Aug 22, 2011 11:32AM)
Anyone ever perform in a nudist resort? Looks like I will be and apparently am expected to be
dressed like everyone else there (birthday suit only).
(Guess I won't be producing any birds and probably no fire effects, LOL!)
If you have had experience with this, was just wondering if you had any tips or suggestions?
This will definitely be a new performing experience for me! :blush:
Message: Posted by: HerbLarry (Aug 22, 2011 12:00PM)
I'd wear a pointed hat but am not willing to say where I would wear it.
Message: Posted by: John Martin (Aug 22, 2011 08:50PM)

Message: Posted by: Ms. Merizing (Aug 23, 2011 04:53PM)
On 2011-08-22 21:50, John Martin wrote:
John [/quote]

She definitely has nothing to hide. Who is the performer? Great fun, that!
Message: Posted by: Amazing Magic Co (Aug 23, 2011 06:44PM)
Who said you can't get a solid 5 minutes out of a thumb tip routine?
Message: Posted by: Alan Munro (Aug 24, 2011 11:10AM)
That Ursula Martinez video never gets old. LOL
Message: Posted by: dooblehorn (Aug 24, 2011 03:37PM)
I know, I love that vid, it cracks me up...still undecided on my challenge, LOL
Message: Posted by: Mindpro (Aug 24, 2011 05:19PM)
I must say...she ends clean!
Message: Posted by: Ms. Merizing (Aug 26, 2011 11:28AM)
Here's an interesting interview with Ursula Martinez further to her "Hanky Panky" routine going viral: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQAGXFKfwQ8 .
Message: Posted by: makscopes (Sep 3, 2011 10:55AM)
That is possibly the best TT routine I have ever seen! Hilarious!
Message: Posted by: samuwel (Sep 15, 2011 06:11PM)
Final ditch was inventive too.
Message: Posted by: Alan Munro (Sep 21, 2011 05:22PM)
On 2011-09-15 19:11, samuwel wrote:
Final ditch was inventive too.
I wonder if she's ever forgotten to retrieve it. LOL
Message: Posted by: spcarlson (Oct 1, 2011 12:52AM)
Being a portrait artist, a pretty lady once asked me if would paint her in the nude.

I replied, certainly but can I wear my socks so I have somewhere to put my brushes?
Message: Posted by: dooblehorn (Oct 17, 2011 02:45PM)
Well, after all, I chickened out...hopefully they were able to find some other nude (nudist?) magician!
Message: Posted by: keithhbrown (Nov 7, 2011 09:59AM)
That would have been quite the experience. You would have been playing with your deck anyway.
Message: Posted by: MysticJohn (Dec 9, 2011 03:42PM)
Its actually a good test for ones self to see what you can come up with, no pun intended!!
Message: Posted by: Howie Diddot (Dec 15, 2011 09:52AM)
Since the first day of the post I wondered why this thread was started in the "The clothes we wear"
Message: Posted by: Jim Sparx (Dec 19, 2011 09:59PM)
I knew a magician in New Orleans, Gottlieb Kogel, who owned a nudist colony and there is a newspaper article about his demise that mentions he performed on occasion. He was also a magic dealer and had quite a collection of apparatus including, according to him, all of the Great Hermann show. I visited his house where his mother was residing and had a chance to see the boxes, trunks and illusions. An amazing collection. Here is the link
Message: Posted by: motown (Dec 21, 2011 03:07PM)
It would be great place for the Buck twins to do their next DVD.

The could call it: "The Bucks Naked" :)
Message: Posted by: Jim Sparx (Dec 21, 2011 06:36PM)
Performance heaven for someone who relies on misdirection a lot. "What are you looking at?"
Message: Posted by: magic4545 (May 21, 2014 03:10PM)
I performed at Paradise Lakes in Tampa, Florida. It's the world's largest nudist community.

Have you heard how to cure stagefright? They say to imagine the audience naked.

I've never had stagefright, this audience WAS naked. I've NEVER been so scared in my LIFE!!!
Message: Posted by: TheRaven (May 25, 2014 03:58PM)
The gimmickless zombie is always a hit at the nudist colony.
Message: Posted by: pickin_grinnin (Jun 2, 2014 07:12PM)
A few things to keep in mind:

Nobody there is judging your body. Nudity is the norm there.

Most nudists no longer associate nudity with sex.

Don't worry about getting physically excited. Chances are you won't.
Message: Posted by: RobertlewisIR (Jul 6, 2014 02:40AM)
Can't say I've ever had that particular experience. My father, however (not a magician but a musician), once performed a gig at a nudist resort. The band was clothed, and this was expected as the norm at this particular resort.

In that situation, I probably would not perform nude. Not because I have an overactive sense of modesty, but it just doesn't feel right to me (and if I'm feeling off my game, I don't trust myself to do the best magic I can do). To me, though I don't wear a "costume" I feel that a choice in attire is part of what makes a magician's character. Deprived of that, I lose a piece of my character (not to mention my pockets!). What I would do instead would be to wear the most outrageously formal attire I can find (I might even be inclined to go over the top and wear a powdered wig) and make a burlesque of my choice not to adhere to their customs. If they don't agree to those terms, I'd have to make a difficult decision, but would likely have to decline the job.
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Dec 7, 2014 06:28AM)
I have mentioned this in another thread, recently --I can't remember which one!

Doc TARBELL was a nudist. Along the southern shore of Lake Michigan, in Indiana, there are/were a number of nudist resorts. Doc would perform there. The magicians in Chicago would ask him, "Doc! Where do you pin your pull?"
Message: Posted by: George S Whale (Aug 24, 2018 09:50AM)
Probably a bit ott for me but these blokes seem to make it work: http://nakedmagicians.com/the-show