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Circus Bambouk
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I have worked various cruise lines as a juggler and physical comedian in various capacities. As I re-visit my magical material, I realize I have many, many minutes of manipulation. Standard act length for a juggler or circus act tends to be eight minutes.
In terms of commercial bookability (that may be a word...) what is a good length for a stage manipulation act?
Thanks in advance,

Brian
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Almost the same.. 8-12 minutes.
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On 2007-01-30 07:52, Majestic12 wrote:
Almost the same.. 8-12 minutes.


Especially if you are planning to compete! Not sure what the SAM/IBM competition rules are but I think max 7 min?

Look at some of the great manipulation acts from Cardini to Ross and find they averaged five minutes or so.
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My experience is the 7 min range is the desired component. If you can go modular by adding segments: 7-14-21-27, etc then all the better for an expanded time on a variety show.
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Thanks for the advice.

-Brian
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