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Ethan Lin
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Hi all, I've been doing free cards tricks from youtube but wanting to set it up a notch I'm getting a load of new tricks such as the invisible deck,torn, dresscode, rapture and alchemy. I've done and practiced DLs and elmsleys etc so I can perform for family without any hesitation for family but seeing as for medicine you need to do volunteer work I thought I'd have the perfect chance to practice in front of a new audience before taking it public and in front of friends in school etc. Could anyone recommend a trick or two that would be good and if it is even a good idea to do magic in a nursing home. I know some people do it for free (as it will be) but do you need to be a pro before doing this?

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-EL
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http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......orum=199
Here's a thread that has some good suggestions for nursing home tricks.
djjkarate
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I posted similar in the kids section, but use physically large items so it's easy for all to see. Large size cards.. (not jumbo print) unless doing close up work..
Also colorful, and non-noisy so as not to scare anyone.... large size coins...


cheers,
don

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challengedmichael
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When I was in jr. high my mother worked in a nursing home. When she had a Saturday shift I would go along and perform there and it was great experience and probably the most forgiving audience I have ever performed for.
Eric Caldwell
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It'll likely not be the last time you perform for the public. That means you can make mistakes and be less than perfect. Remember that because it is freeing. That isn't to say go in with something that is not audience ready. All I'm saying is that the best performances are great because they were built upon less polished or affective versions of that performance. Take notes on what you did well, what you could have done better, how your audience reacted, etc.
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A nursing home may be a good place to practise your stuff but the reactions you get will be different than from a younger audience. Don't count on volunteers and make sure you speak loudly. Visual tricks are the best. You don't need to be a pro to do magic at any venue but it helps to be good whether it's for free or you're getting paid. Good luck.
Eldini
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Disappearing Butterscotch?

OR maybe "make" butterscotch in a dove pan?...something with butterscotch.
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On Aug 1, 2014, Derwyddon wrote:
Disappearing Butterscotch?

OR maybe "make" butterscotch in a dove pan?...something with butterscotch.


That sounds like something Dr. Who would say LOL.
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