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Bob Sanders
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If you know me well you know that I don't recommend a new video or DVD every five years. They are generally a very poor substitute to attending the lecture. (I still believe that!)

However, Dances with Rope from Magic Ian is a different ball game. It is actually fresh material! The vast majority of DVDs I've seen are repeats of DVDs I've seen. This one is a keeper.

I won't spoil this one for you. But if you are sincerely ready to break new ground in rope magic. This one gives you the old tricks except with the impossible endings!

Magic Ian is out doing a few lectures. Catch him if you can.

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To the recipients of my new Dances with Ropes effect. Each time I have gotten an order, I have sent out the latest version. I now have a version for virtually each month since January of this year. It has gotten out of hand.

The basic routine was created due to requests from magicians who like my Professor Ian's nightmare where I hand out three equal length ropes.
http://magicians.podbean.com/professors-nightmare/

It was a short routine but a killer unexpected ending.

The requests came in for a version of doing that effect anytime during the act (that original version can only be an opener).

I had a couple of ways to accomplish that, using completely different methods.
This came first:
http://magicians.podbean.com/first-dance-with-rope/

The First Dances with Ropes (as a complete piece) featured a flash nightmare then a restoration, then an actual stretch of the ropes which allowed me to show all three lengths separate and long. The linking ropes followed by using only two ropes which visibly change to three, then back to small medium and long.

http://magicians.podbean.com/dances-with-rope/

Since that, I have added three additional professors nightmare moves.

The video I am sending out now, has the original "Dances" routine, then a segment from my old lecture using a change bag with linking ropes. Then I include two additional segments from lectures on the "Dances" with new "steps".

Also included is a simpler stage presentation where only some of the elements are used but in a very effective routine. This was shot in April, 08.

http://magicians.podbean.com/villages-2008/

So, to all of those magicians who had received early versions of my effect, I need you to contact me for an update. All versions and updates have been stacked into the latest final DVD.

-------------Ian
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Ray Ouellette
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Excellent work Ian. I love rope magic and PN. I am looking forward to this DVD. Your PN finale is a real fooler.
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Brilliant work Ian! You've woven the two effects together in a masterful; and more importantly, magical manner.

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Four stars Ian! You forced me to dig up my set of linking ropes.

Truly innovative thinking!

Andy
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Although any set of linking ropes will work, I am using a relatively inexpensive set which I include when people buy "Dances with Ropes". The set is nice and thick, and is hollow core polished cotton. The ropes are also quite longer than most sets. I believe they are comparable in size to the the Euro-rope or Elegant rope. (They alone only sell for $7 plus shipping, but are included with the Dances DVD package at $39.99 delivered.)
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Although Linking Ropes is only part of the Dance, a good set will make the difference. I do have an advanced (more difficult) version of Dances which does not need a linking ropes set at all, but since it looks absolutely identical in performance, I found it only good for purists and not for anyone with even the slightest bit of arthritis.
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I watched the trailer - very good rope magic.

http://www.murphysmagicsupplies.com/vide......DEO1.wmv
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On 2009-08-11 02:09, Kjellstrom wrote:
I watched the trailer - very good rope magic.

http://murphysmagicsupplies.com/video/cl......DEO1.wmv

new trailer, released yesterday, is the latest version of "Dances with ropes", and the first time this has reached an audience
other than on the Café.
That newest version, includes the ungimmicked linking ropes as well.
It includes, several new methods for PN, plus a "Patriotic" red/white/blue version.
4 different original routines.

The older demo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ8JJvmZ1TI
is a shorter routine.

The full ad: with comments from themagiccafe members.
http://www.murphysmagic.com/Product.aspx?id=44919

order direct at: http://www.rope.ws
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Exciting stuff for any serious rope worker ! Of that there is no doubt. Magic Ian breathes new life into old classics; and for that we all are better off.

Thank you sir. Please continue to magish.


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leondo
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"Dances With Ropes"....1st class material and 1st class service!
Thanks Ian.
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Hi All,

If you have Ian's earlier version of "Dances With Ropes," you need to contact him for the updated DVD. You'll be glad you did. The addition of his new variations for Professor's Nightmare alone are well worth your time and effort. The video for Dances and the Linking Rings has been re-shot and the explanations are as clear as can be.

If you do not own "Dances With Ropes," you are missing a clever, very visual, and well-routined gem. If you've never thought of putting a rope routine in your show, "Dances With Ropes" may well change your mind.

Regards, Steve
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On 2009-08-18 10:33, yachanin wrote:
Hi All,

If you have Ian's earlier version of "Dances With Ropes," you need to contact him for the updated DVD. You'll be glad you did. The addition of his new variations for Professor's Nightmare alone are well worth your time and effort. The video for Dances and the Linking Rings has been re-shot and the explanations are as clear as can be.

If you do not own "Dances With Ropes," you are missing a clever, very visual, and well-routined gem. If you've never thought of putting a rope routine in your show, "Dances With Ropes" may well change your mind.

Regards, Steve

Thanks Steve, your feedback is always welcome. The "Linking Rings" is really "Linking Ropes" that was re-shot. But some of the moves for that are Linking Ring moves, as the mis-direction is similar.
You had gotten one of the very first copies of the effect, and many of the buyers had gotten the updates since then. Before going National, I had about four different and progressive versions of the moves in the effect. The National release is the most refined version plus it includes the un-gimmicked Linking Ropes along with the Professor's nightmare fore and after play.
Earlier versions had some of the show performances on the DVD, but since all of those are on youtube, the Final Cut of the National release of Dances with Ropes, now available at any shops serviced by Murphy magic, is trim and effective and I am also pleased with the Video work. The video was done in Hi-def and dropped down to standard definition and the result is very crisp.
There is more to come, so thanks to all of my supporters. I am doing a workshop on rope as part of my lectures, so contact me if your club wants to get involved.
-Ian
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Hi Ian,

Yes, I meant linking "ropes" Smile

Regards, Steve
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The "Dances with Ropes" has been getting better than great response. I have had requests for this "rope Dance" lecture and rope workshop.
I have a "flight deal" until Oct 8th, and if your club or local shop would like to sponsor the lecture, have them contact me at magicians@aol.com
Due to the low flight price, there will be very reasonable fees for the lecture, and unlike most lecture tours, I do not need to book more than one lecture in an area.
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Murphy's magic now carries the DVD and distributes the effect to shops, so a shop can benefit from the "aftersale".
If your club is low on funds, this is a great way to make some money as well and get a great lecture.
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Are you still doing lectures after Oct 8th? Washington DC area
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On 2009-10-28 07:26, eddierush wrote:
Are you still doing lectures after Oct 8th? Washington DC area

Yes, I am booking now for the coming year, or sooner if needed. I will be in the Northeast in April. Open to go anywhere.
Illusionist, Illusionist consulting, product development, stage consultant, seasoned performer for over 35 years. Specializing in original effects. Highly opinionated, usually correct, and not afraid of jealous critics. I've been a puppet, a pirate, a pawn and a King. Free lance gynecologist.
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