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ricker
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James,

Just wait until you see Christian perform the cane at SEAM. As a student of David, the student is close to teaching the teacher...

Yes, you go from the 101 to the 201. The 201 can do a lot of moves the 101 can do, but the extended moves can only be done with the 201.
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On 2006-03-18 14:32, ricker wrote:
James,

Just wait until you see Christian perform the cane at SEAM. As a student of David, the student is close to teaching the teacher...


Hey Ricker working on your 201 cane it should be finished next week! As to the student being close to the teacher in skills? I have to tell you that he is! But, a good teacher never tips his hand entirely to any student!
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Thanks David. I know we're both proud of Christain. I just wish more people could see him in action. Maybe I'll dub down the seam perforence and put it up on the web, so they can see him all. His performance at Winter Carnival was even better than SEAM though.

With his permission of course.
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Of course you can! Thanks for the kind words both of you guys! Hey Rick, you don't happen to have a dvd recorder to you? I need to get some VHS's to dvd form. Later
Christian
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I hope everyone who recieved the New 101 Dancing Cane is satisfied! If you have not recieved yours yet, the remaining canes and sets go out on Monday. So wether your in Australia, China, Japan, Germany, UK, or whole lot of other countries too numerous to mention; The finest Dancing Cane ever made is on its way.
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Christain, just send em down and Ill dub them from VHS to DVD, no problem.
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For those that haven't seen Christain do the cane, here's his performance at SEAM 2005.

He's even better now.

http://media.putfile.com/Christian-Compt......ing-Cane
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James,
I went for the package deal.
Every magician who hated the problematic canes of the past should pony up and buy the package. You won't be sorry you did. I couldn't believe the weight and the balance (Perfect!).

Kregg
POOF!
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For those that haven't seen Christain do the cane, here's his performance at SEAM 2005.

He's even better now.

http://media.putfile.com/Christian-Compt......ing-Cane




Sorry to chip in on a negative. I have a lot of respect for all performers and I know that a lot of work goes into the cane.

However, the video on that link really was the worst performance of the dancing cane I have seen. The movements gave the method away completely and that performer was just a wannabe of Dmann, to the point where it was just silly!

Sorry but I think that performance needs to be really smoothed out before being performed on stage!

Who will be first to have a go at me for saying something negative on the Café??

Gary
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No Garry, you are right! I must say in Christians defense that he has greatly improved since that competition.
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Dave do you have another clip of Christian performing the 201 cane routine?
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Yes, I have a copy of the performance at the Columbus, Magi-fest. But Christians Father is supposed to set me up with a copy of the Winter Carnival Performance. If I can get that I will post it on my site and on this link.
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Sorry to chip in on a negative. I have a lot of respect for all performers and I know that a lot of work goes into the cane.

However, the video on that link really was the worst performance of the dancing cane I have seen. The movements gave the method away completely and that performer was just a wannabe of Dmann, to the point where it was just silly!

Sorry but I think that performance needs to be really smoothed out before being performed on stage!

Who will be first to have a go at me for saying something negative on the Café??

Gary


How old is this kid? I'm not sure of his age but I'd have to give him high marks for putting together a routine and mastering some tricky moves at a young age. Sure.... some of the moves telegraph the method but this goes with many dancing cane routines done by many magicians who tackle this effect. I liked the music but the routine was a bit fast paced for the slower pace of the music. If he sticks with this music I'd suggest he do more of a slower, elegant dance with the cane.

Any problems I have with the routine would all be based on "beginners inexperience" and I'd expect this performers dedication and future experience to overcome this with time. I surely don't think this is the worst I've seen. In fact I was quite impressed all things considered. Keep up the hard work, rehearsal and dedication to your art your reap your rewards some day soon. Don't let comments like " worst I've seen" hit you were it hurts. That's showbiz! You can't please everyone. Get used to it now and carry on!

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Tim
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Hmmmm...as nit-picky as I am, I loved it. I don't have speakers hooked up at this computer so no music. The only objection I have to this and similarly lengthy performances of the Dancing Cane is the length of performance being too long. Otherwise, no harm done! I sense he's only getting better with daily practice.

We've already had a discussion regarding how long one should perform it. Some were OK with as much as five minutes and some, like myself, insisted on a much shorter performance.

I recently acquired a Dancing Candle from member Robert Haas (thanks Haas!) and have kept that down to about 30 seconds!

Again, great job Christian and if he was better in the upcoming video clip then job well done! I once received the highest compliment and a hurtful critique from two people in a ten minute period. Both were 'seasoned' performers. There's an emotional roller coaster ride for ya. Just stick with it.

Gary since this was the worst you've seen, maybe you can give Christian some pointers that will raise his performance level to at least satisfactory? Maybe he can even get some of those business cards you offer. I'm sure they are superior to most on the market yes?
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Gary,
I respect your opinion and I view the same way. I wasn't that good. I have updated many stuff and I will be posting another video soon. I am I guess a wannabe David Mann he is my mentor. I look up to him and where I want to be with the Dancing cane and in magic.

Timothy,
I am 14 going on 15 in April. Thanks for the kinda words as well. My music has changed since that video. It better fits my character now. I'll make sure to get a video of my act for all of you to view and how much I've added and took out. I now dance the cane with a silk.

Randy,
That was one of my old long performances. I am probably down to 2 minutes with it and 1 minute with the 201. I will be sure to stick with it. What is magic without some constructive criticism? Also as above thank you for the kind words.

Christian
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Geez...not only is he good at what he does but is certainly a PRO in the manner he handles criticism. An awesome combination at 14! Just show and tell 'em Christian, when ya got class ya just can't help it.
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On 2006-03-26 16:57, RandyStewart wrote:
Geez...not only is he good at what he does but is certainly a PRO in the manner he handles criticism. An awesome combination at 14! Just show and tell 'em Christian, when ya got class ya just can't help it.


I rest my case.

Best,

Tim
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Tim,
Nice website! I see that you also perform the floating sphere.
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Tim,

Tell DMann the story of the assistant who, well 'froze' when you need his assistance the most during the DWayne Floating Ball. Dmann has an appreciation for such effects but when he reads that story, it may be the last thing he ever reads as I thought it might be mine as well. Talk about the stuff that heart attacks are made of.
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Thanks Dmann,

I've always loved any floating effect. I've been doing the DW ball and Zombie effects for about 12 years now. I had to chime in regards Christians performance because the Dancing Cane was something I gave up on way back when. It just seemed too difficult to master. This was before I learned that any good effect takes practice and hard work and doesn't just come out of a box ready to go. Christians performance showed me that he also understands that. ( but learned it much sooner in his career than I did ...good for him )

I've been sitting back reading the various posts recently from you and your gang of " levitation groupies". Kudos to you all for breathing new life into "floating effects" that were starting to fade away in the magic world. I'm staying tuned to see what you all come up with next.

Best,

Tim
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