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Topic: Hot Russian chick
Message: Posted by: Midnight333 (Oct 29, 2004 12:27AM)
Has anyone see this hot Russian chick, do a floating ball routine where she stands on the ball and flys around with it? I don't know her name, but she has way too much hair. I would like to get a video of her stuff. If anyone knows what I'm talking about, info would help.
Message: Posted by: RVH Magic (Oct 29, 2004 05:06AM)
Her name is Galina.
She did her floating ball routine on one of the worlds greatest magic tv shows.
Message: Posted by: Frank Tougas (Oct 29, 2004 09:26AM)
She also does a three ring routine where she literally slithers through one of the rings. I am not certain if it was done on the same WGM show or if she was booked twice. It is definitely a great style but I have not seen her perform in the USA other than that TV apperance and as far as I know there are no tapes or DVD's of her performing for sale.
Message: Posted by: Regan (Oct 29, 2004 09:54AM)
It was a different show Frank. I'm not even sure her ring routine was on WGM or something else. She made an impression on me.

Regan
Message: Posted by: rtgreen (Oct 29, 2004 09:58AM)
Galina was with a Canadian production that was in the Cirque du Soliel style a few years ago. She did the Floating ball in that show and played a couple of other parts as well. I was able to have dinner with her and her husband and learned she was trained in circus arts in Eastern Europe. The last time I saw her was at the Wintergarten in Berlin and she was doing a comedy MC act with her husband. I'd imagine they are still doing cabaret work in Europe.
Message: Posted by: Vibono Magic (Oct 29, 2004 10:05AM)
I'm not sure about it being Galina, at least not if I understand the effect described above. To my recolection galina does n not stand on the ball and floats with it. At least she didn't the last time I saw her (ok it was a cuple of years ago). But her floating ball is very nice, I'm not to kean on her linking ring rutine thogh to much contortion in the way for the magic.
Message: Posted by: rtgreen (Oct 29, 2004 10:22AM)
It was definitly Galina. She may have dropped the floating away on the ball effect, but she did it in the Canadian show and on TV.

She told me a funny story about how when the local safety person was checking the rigging for that part of the effect, he told her, "This is very similar to the rig Copperfield uses." He than went into extreme detail about Copperfield's flying rig. She thought it was pretty funny how easily he gave up the secret.
Message: Posted by: Vibono Magic (Oct 30, 2004 06:26AM)
Ok that might explain why it's not in the act anymore, and why it's not in any of the recordings of her act from the different TV shows I have.
Message: Posted by: Dabek (Nov 10, 2004 06:36PM)
I saw her do the three ring routine over here in the UK on the paul daniels show.
The other act is ok but I think lay people sussed it as she kept going so far back on the stage (right up against the back tabs) to hook up for the lifts. Also there is force ten gale blowing the tabs so as no one sees the curtain shaking. As a performance its very good but as a piece of magic the method is obvious
The best bit was when the silk streamer retracted into her torso.

Very good performer!!!! for my money the ring routine was better and could be done in far more situations just shows how the performer is more important than the trick.

Paul
Message: Posted by: Regan (Nov 10, 2004 07:31PM)
I love the silk streamer bit also Paul.

Regan
Message: Posted by: Philipp K (Nov 11, 2004 09:24AM)
Hey Frank ,
there are DVDs out there with her performances .

She appeares on the 9 DVD set : The Great Magic Of Las Vegas .
She does her floating ball and linking ring routines .
Message: Posted by: Dennis Michael (Nov 11, 2004 11:31AM)
[b]Got any idea, on where I can get this DVD set?[/b] Loked on Ebay & Magic auction.
Galinda was excellent!