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rosfrog
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I used to use a dancing cane routine some years ago - I was lucky enough to have a beautiful balsa wood cane from International Magic in London - they don't supply them any more though and a friend broke mine by stepping on it (should I say ex-friend?).

I have since not found a cane that fits my needs so have stopped performing it BUT in the right hands it is a wonderful effect. Try to think outside the box - focus on having the cane stick to you and suspend more than actually making it float also take some dancing lessons from a local school - it will pay great dividends.
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Great thread guys!

I disagree that the dancing cane routine needs to be less than 30 seconds, HOWEVER, I think that the cane should never be airborne for more than 10 seconds at a time.

Like sex, the foreplay is what will get the audience tingling, building them up to the big climax, then hit them with it!

(not literally)

Gary
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Look at Dmann's video at the link he provided and tell me you don't see the magic in the effect!

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Dmann
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Thanks for sticking up for me James, I sure appreciate your friendship! By the Way DANCING CANES ARE HERE!
Here is a different link for anyone interested that doesn't already know about the DVD: http://www.precisionmagic.com/Dancing%20Cane%20101%20DVD.htm
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Dmann,

Great news, as I know that there are a lot of us waiting for it to arrive at our doorstep.

Will the 201 upgrades be hard to add to the new 101 module when the 201s come out?

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Dmann
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It is tedious to do! But, I will re-work 101 canes for people and insert the 201 gimmick in it.
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Dave,

Does this mean I have to buy another cane from you? I'm still in love with the 101 cane!

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Dmann
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Kent,
No you really don't need another cane...Gee, I never thought I would hear myself say that. The 201 Cane was developed as a finale to a dancing cane routine. It has a limited ability, because of the method of operation.
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David, when would you be releasing the 201 gimmick?
Dmann
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Soon! Lots of logistics to work out, like the difficulty in writing the instructions, how to install the device as it is cumbersome and difficult. I would rather sell 201 canes already finished.
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Would you be releasing the 201 canes soon? Which one comes first - releasing the 201 gimmicks first or the 201 canes first? Or both together.
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James I will probably release them together sometime soon. Actually, I need to get all the 101 canes out, because there are a lot of them to go to customers., then, I will concern myself with the 201's
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Thanks, David. Looking forward to the 201s whenever you are ready to release them.
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I haver watched a lot of dancing cane performance clips recentlt and ALL but one show the method off blatantly.

ALL but one of the performers have such bad timing that it is perfectly clear that you are swinging a stick.

The ONE performer that seems to have no connection to the cane is Dmann, his performance of the cane blows me away, it's so graceful and magicial.

that's the way the cane SHOULD be performed!

Gary
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Having seen Copperfield's routine, I'd say Dmann is in a very small club.
The one thing I have noticed, when watching cane routines, is how most magician's fail to isolate body movements. This is taught in mime and dance to create illusions. If one moves the body in the opposite direction the cane is traveling, an illusion of separation is established. Much like when in a parked car; the vehicle beside you moves, giving the sensation that you are moving (granted on stage it is more subtle).

Try it, tape it.
POOF!
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Gary, I agree with you fully. Dmann's dancing cane is full of life by itself. It's like it is playing and moving with the performer - like two lovers dancing to the rhythm of the music.
Dmann
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I saved the best for last...at least for dancing cane.
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Wow!!

Got my complete package for David's Dancing Cane. Wonderful and very professional. I will write up a full review in the Tricks & Effects section soon.

James Adamson
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Quote:
On 2006-03-18 12:41, James Adamson wrote:
Wow!!


WOW!!

I can't imagine DMann's 201 being any better than my (new) 101.

Kregg
POOF!
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Kregg,

My understanding is that the 201 is meant to be used in conjunction with the 101 as a finale' as the moves are much more limited.

Still, I will be interested to see David's 201 capabilities when he releases it.

Also, if you did not get the DVD, order it now as it is top notch with all of the moves explained for the performance video.

James Adamson
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