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Can anyone comment on the appropriate body technique/technique for these?

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Conventional theory is that with the body turned slightly, the downstage hand is distracting/occupying the audience's attention with some action (such as a production of some item), while the upstage hand makes it's steal. But that is the most simplistic breakdown.

Tenkai (as quoted in "The Thoughts of Tenkai" regarded this as a rather primitive application. Further subtleties can be found in the performances of the masters (such as Cardini) where the downstage hand is actively involved and steals are done with that hand. Also, the notion of multiple simultaneous steals and 'holding out" the production make for more effective magic. (Note Lance's steal of three candles simultaneously in his manipulation act).

There are so many nuances and details that describing them in this way really may not be of value to my apologies. Specifically, you may want to look to Patrick Page's works for a very effective handling of feather flowers and sleeve bouquets.

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JNeal's tip about Patrick Page is correct. Pat does the best work, I've seen with a feather bouquet stolen from the sleeve.

Pat is a living treasure. He's done a lot, seen a lot and remembers a lot. In a weird way, I think of him as a Jay Marshall of the British Isles.

Pat's feather flower opener is written up in about two or three of his lecture notes, but the notes that I have don't really explain his technical handling of the effect, just the presentation.

To really appreciate Pat, you have to see him do the trick. He does it on the L&L published video "Secret Seminars of Magic with Pat Page - London Stage Lecture". I don't know if it is on DVD, but I bought it a long time ago as a VHS tape and it was worth every penny I paid for it. Pat is awesome!!!

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I have never read of a production of bouquet from the rear of the body. It may be possible with an added sleeve over the bouquet. Generally, it is from the sleeve, vest area, or in the apparatus itself.
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One of the best reference books on magic--for beginners and experienced magicians alike--is Pat Page's "Big Book of Magic." I'm away from home and don't have it handy, and I can't recall specifically whether it includes anything on producing sleeve bouquets, but it's worth a search of eBay or Amazon in any case.

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Production from the sleeve is coved in the Pat Page book.

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I have a whole dvd lecture on producing Sleeve bouquets that was filmed at the Maic Castle.

Pat's advice is good but look at my Hoopla routine for a more up to date idea. You can see a demo of it and many other sleeve/body productions on the website demo video.

I have used a back of the back production for years. It was also done by the Blackstones and many others. It also could be done off the back of the leg.

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I've got Richard's DVD and can highly recommend it. He covers all the ends and outs along with some great routines. It is also very reasonable. If you are interested in sleeve bouquet productions, this is the DVD for you.
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Keiko Muto has 2 DVDs as well and they are very good.

You can check her basic routine on Youtube
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