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Topic: Need a silk Routine for Cabaret/Stage
Message: Posted by: Brent McLeod (Apr 19, 2004 04:40PM)
Greetings Members-

After a few years performing Cabaret/Stage- I realize I do not have a great silk routine that I would very much like to perform.

I would like your advice/experience on what to use for 2-3 mins as a silk portion of my act.

Suggestions for an effect to music as well as a talking segment would be appreciated!

I used to use Doves from silks but no more -would be happy to combine a few effects.

Any help appreciated

Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Apr 19, 2004 05:13PM)
Silvan's Knots off Silk
Twentieth Century Silks
Sympathic Silks
As You Like It
Duke's Dye Version
Al Baker's Silk Dying
Comedy Color Changing Silk By Bev Taylor "My Face Turn Red"
Duval's Silk Blow
Diminishing Silks production
Blendo silks - Mechanical
Comedy Repeat Vanishing Silk
Color Changing Silk - Mechanical
Double Color Changing Silks - Mechanical

Gee, that is all I can think of off the top of my head.


Mis-made Rainbow or American Flag
serpent Silk - Untying Knot
Message: Posted by: Ron Reid (Apr 19, 2004 07:00PM)
Hi Brent:

I recommend that you buy the Rice's Encyclopedia of Silk Magic (four volumes). You can buy all or just one volume; this will give you so many ideas on what you'd like to do. They are a GREAT resource.

Also, check out the Jeff McBride "Magic on Stage" videos/DVDs. There is a lot of terrific silk magic on these tapes - even some entire routines.

Go to http://www.silkkingmagic.com for the books. The Jeff McBride series can be bought just about anywhere.

I hope this helps you - these are 2 of the best resources I can recommend to someone who's interested in silk magic.

Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Apr 19, 2004 07:54PM)
Silk King Studios do not carry the new set. they only had Vol. 3 the last time I checked.

Hank Lee is the publisher of the complete set 4 Vol. set.

Three Vol. set purchased together.


Vol. 4
Message: Posted by: Brent McLeod (Apr 19, 2004 08:10PM)

wmhegbli- thanks so much for all the effects mentioned, I'm sure there's something in there that suits my style - I'll check out all of the above- thanks again!!

Ron- Good ideas- The only Tape I don't have of McBride is Vol 2 with all the silk effects- typical!!!
I will also look into Rice's Encylopedia set.
Thanks so much for your kind suggestions

Regards, Brent
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Apr 19, 2004 09:26PM)
Duane Laflin also has couple of tapes on silk magic..Senstational Silk Magic. Some good workable ideas.
Message: Posted by: Brent McLeod (Apr 20, 2004 03:02PM)
Sorry Guys-

Have just seen a similar post further down in this section with some Great ideas as well
Message: Posted by: Alan Munro (May 7, 2004 04:48AM)
I do the Half-Dyed Hank using a Palmo Ball as the gimmick - no tube switch is required this way. It does take some work to keep the silk being produced from pull out one of the other silks with it, though.
Message: Posted by: Darkwing (May 7, 2004 07:56AM)
Pavel has an excellent video for cabaret silk. You can get it from L&L.
Message: Posted by: Brent McLeod (May 9, 2004 05:13PM)

Thank you for your reply-I will look into this video from Pavel