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Wesley
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Hello all, I work as a close up magician for a UK night club. The night club is very busy and I also have to entertain the the queue outside before the doors open. I would like to do some kind of Levitation that can be seen by the whole queue and "appears" to use no props and angle proof. I would like to perform this on someone else, I have stooges for this.

Any advice?

Thanks,
WES
Magicduck
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Good luck on that one. Once you enter the realm of "illusions" it is difficult to meet all of the requirements you specify...limited or no props, no angle problems. Also, of the various illusions, levitation and suspension are often the hardest to stage effectively and angle proof.

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Corey K
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Keep an eye out for Peter Loughran's Elevator Levitation. It's a brand new self-levitation that can be viewed from the front and the sides all at once. For more information, check out the Good, the Bad and the Garbage forum here at the Café.
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Try the Steve Fearson self levitation. It seems very impromptu but you still have that angle thing!
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Pablo Tejero
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Well I know one levitation. I don´t know its author. The magician walks with a bag in his hands. Place the bag on the floor, get a great curtain from it, and place in front of him. And when he raises the curtain, the feet disappear in the air, so you give the impression of levitation, or at least, of disappearing the legs.

For self-levitations (better if you could have stooges to take the places in the bad angles), totally impromptu, try Balducci´s or Mr. Corey King´s levitations.

Steve Fearson´s is a great option too. The levitation is great but, it needs to be present as Steve shows on the video demo. Do you understand what I am trying to say? Well, I think Fearson´s Box is for TV shows, better than for live or impromptu shows.

Hopes this helps.

All the best magic,

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Joao Miranda
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Pablo, could you please talk a little bit more about the trick you said? DC has done it once for TV...

Where can I learn such illusion?
LeeAlex2002
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Pablo seems to be describing Einhorn's Inflight illusion?

http://www.einhorn.co.uk/
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Harry Murphy
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Pablo is describing a very, very, very old effect that was originally published by U. F. Grant. It has been used successfully by greats such as Martin Lewis in Cabaret and comedy clubs. I don’t remember David Coperfield ever performing it. That doesn’t mean that he didn’t, it just means that I don’t know!

Anyway, Einhorn is a somewhat updated version of the effect. He has added an element or two to the original. His version is clever, but in my mind a bit pricey, and worth a look.

I have been performing a version pretty close to the original version for over 25 years (I have a flasher on a crash helmet that I wear, rather than a feather on a turban, and I have a flasher under the stool). In fact, I performed this “levitation” in a competition back in 1963.
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Blair Marshall
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If you want to "knock their knickers off" add a friendly assistant. Bob Brown and Brenda did a self-contained levitation/suspension, and given your working at night, a little dark, lots of shadows I would expect it would work well.

Girl stood in front of magician, and was pivoted horizontal, she was then made to "appear" to go up and down.
I believe this was sold many (40+) years ago. Perhaps Riser will let us know if it is available, or if Bobs' method was ever commercially sold.

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On 2003-01-14 05:46, Pablo Tejero wrote:
Well I know one levitation. I don´t know its author. The magician walks with a bag in his hands. Place the bag on the floor, get a great curtain from it, and place in front of him. And when he raises the curtain, the feet disappear in the air, so you give the impression of levitation, or at least, of disappearing the legs.


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The levitation you are refering to is called Neo Rise
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