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Dynamike
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Any one have any special D lites rountines you wish to share?
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One thing we did with delite' (when we used to preform) was wire the stage with a large set of moving red rope lights. Then we would use a red delite and "remove" a light from the strand and at the same time we would cause the whole strand to go dead. That is after we did a patter about how one light can make a whole strand of lights bad. After playing with the delite for a little while we would "put" it back in to the light strand and the rotating lights would work once again.
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I will just say that D'lite routines are the stage magician's equivilant of the Cardician's Ambitious Card Routine.

They will eventually out number the stars!

I'd suggest watching some routines (there are tons on the net) and maybe purchasing one of Rocco's DVD's. Take bits and pieces that you like - along with some of your own ideas - and craft the next great D'lite act.

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I think the problem with dLites is the fact that too many folks think of them only as gimmicks and therefor do not think through and develop routines that are fun and creative and enjoyable to an audience.

There are also lights that are sold by Jay Scott Berry that are not really dLites but can be used in that manner. The difference is that they come in a variety of colors, including white and the light is very intense and can be seen easily even in daylight situations. Just something to think about as a variation for your creative routining.

I think the important thing here is to always strive to be creative with your routine with the lights. I really do not think it is good enough to just do a routine of this light jumping from place to place. One, there is no rhyme or reason for it happening and 2) it gets really boring pretty fast after the first few times.

I think the magician can and should really strive to think more creatively with their light routine and come up with something their audiences will enjoy and can get into. Bring something more to it and give it a reason for happening. There are so many ways you can use this if you just open your mind for experimentation.

Sure the lites can be fun for the first 2 times, but after this it gets BORING!!!!! I mean really. think about what you are showing the audience. You have a light, you can dance it around, it goes out it comes back. Anything more then this is redundant. We magicians tend to perform DLites because it fascinates us and we perform it for US and NOT our audience.

Step out from the dLites and learn that they are ONLY a utilty prop and not a full routine by itself. Give your audiences something more in the routine to grab ahold of and to enjoy. Be creative with using the dLite. Think outside of the box.

If you really study the essence of it, it is the sudden manipulation of light. But this light source can come from anywhere. Just producing a light from no where has no real purpose or reason to an audience.

But if there is a lightbulb on a table and all of a sudden it keeps blinking on and off. You bump it and it goes back on to white again and fades out. Frutsrated you bump it again and walk away only to see the light has turned red as the music has also now changed to something more eary. You stare at it and unscrew the bulb thinking you have beaten this weird magic that seems to be happening. Suddenly as you go to throw away the bulb in your hand, it lights back up again red.

This is just off the top of my head, but already you can see the difference here. Now you have a purpose for what you are doing. You are beginning to create magical drama with using the dLite ONLY as a utility to create the magical moments of entertainment value.

Now this may not play for children, but you can see that you are now developing something more with your dLites and giving the audience more to have fun with

Think outside of the norm and create something different and unique to you.

Here is another idea or variation. For example (just brainstorming here). What if on stage is a table with a lamp on it and a coat rack near by. The audience hears an ending of a show performance (yours) You walk on stage with your tux and hat and scarf. You are glad to be home so you take off hat, scarf and hang them up. All you want to do is relax with a good book and some good music.

You sit at the table and turn the light on. The light is white as it should be and you open a book on magic (what else) and turn the radio on to jazz music. Your reading when you start to doze off. But then the light flickers. You bump it and it is fine again. You read and it flickers again. You bump it and it changes to red. Puzzled you stare at audience as the music on the radio changes to the twlight zone intro (gets a laugh). The red light flickers and finally goes out. You lay down with hands crossed over and head in your hands to finally get some shut eye.

Just then your thumb lights up and flickers. The audience sees it before you do. It happens again when you wake and are aware of it. You freak out as the radio changes to "Let's go Crazy" by Prince. You are trying frantic to get rid of this light. This leads to some standard moves. Just when you think you have it nabbed, it starts again. You finally toss it to the light and the light turns back to red.

You bump the light and it changes back to white as the radio changes back to soft jazz. You here the phone ring.. it's your agent saying your late for the next gig.

You go and put on your hat and your jacket but all of a sudden your scarf in your pocket is gone. You reach over to the lamp, unscrew the bulb and look at it. The music stops as the bulb is unscrewed. You look in the bulb and inside is your scarf. You pull it out as the music starts back up.. Loony tunes ending music.

You place it in your pocket.. wink at the audience as the music says "That's all folks"

Now keep in mind this is just off the top of my head and it certainly could be better and better worked out. But now you have taken a prop and changed it into a routine that is fun, interesting, has a character and a reason for happening. I think your audiences deserve that much.

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I will be glad to share my D'lite routine with you guys. Start off showing a laser pointer. Show how the pointer can place a red dot on the ceiling, walls, etc. When the red dot is on an object next to you, pretend to pick up the red dot using your D'lite. Pretend to throw it hand to hand. Pretend to throw it high and catch it as it came down. Pretend to catch several in the air with your left hand individually placing them in your right fist. Open the right fist showing a red beaded metalic necklace. Give the necklace to the birthday person.

You can buy the necklaces for a low price at this Oriental Trading site: http://www.orientaltrading.com/applicati......284DZ%29

If any one else have a different rountine, please share it.

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Thanks for sharing everyone.

I have a pair of white ones comming.

I like the idea of give aways (necklace) (not to everyone, but a select few at walk arounds.)

Oriental Trading has cool stuff. Locally we have U.S. Toys with a great magic and even more frequented (by me) carnival section.

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Henry Mayol from France has a motivated use for this thing.
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That is what I strive for. To think past the object as an object. Instead of just dancing and tossing this thing around, have a reason for doing it. Try and work creatively to build a character and use the dlites in a new an exciting way. there are so many ideas you can do with dlites if you open your mind up and look past the obvious. If it is manipulation of light then where can this light come from? why would I manipulate it? What would my character on stage be doing with this light? Start to think down these avenues and you really start to explore new ways of thinking.

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Nigel has a workable hand...hmmm...

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I use D'Lites as a gimmick that is not seen in my routine.

I use them to do the old bulb lighting up on it's own bit, and off, and on while holding it in the hand. But then the magic starts as the bulb starts vanishing and appearing with a silk, ending in a complete vanish. (This is all part of a longer routine with a lamp). Now the beauty of the D'Lite is that it lets me seperate the light from the bulb (secretly!!). This means that the audience thinks they can see the bulb, when it's already gone. It's hard to describe, but I think it's beautiful.

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Paul,

That is great though. You are using it as a gimmick to create something much more magical and creative. That to me is refreshing to hear.

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I had, on a whim, picked up a pair of 'light up ears' at my local and was fiddling around with them, and hit on what's turned out to be one of my favorite (from an audience point of view) wandering around bits.

You see, there are these brands of sneakers which light up...

So, plucking a light from one of them, tossing it from hand to hand, sticking it into one ear, smacking the side of my head causing it to go to the other ear, pulling it back out, and then very, very carefully putting it *back* into the sneaker...

Right now, I'm messing about with the d'lites, a d'light flight, several one dollar Harry Potter "light up" wands and the ears. We'll see what comes of it.

There's also the "Miser's Delight" prop that was just released, a paper back into which you can "put" captured lights... interesting...
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At a bar, I pull a light from the dart board, pass it from hand to hand, swallow it and pull it from my ear a few times. Then I put it in my left pocket take it out of my right. Then I make a fist as I pull lights out of my pocket and put them into my fist. I then put all the lights fom my fist into my mouth, pause, then pull out a mouth coil.
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Dean Dill has a nice routine with D'Lites. It's called SpotLight. I've seen nothing better.

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SEO magic sell a string of lights that'd go well with a mouth and D'Lite routine...
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I do a little thing that get's good reaction from people with the Red...I call it go befores, I reach up and grab the "red" light place it in the other hand to the pocket, I do it several times, and then I act like I'm just place several of the red lights in my hand and then produce a red sponge ball, or you could produce several...
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You can see mine
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Nice stuff Sissy. Thank you so much for your willingness to share it with us.

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