MyMagic eNewsletter #774
August 18, 2019
Today’s digital release is all about Rafael Benatar’s Elegant Cups & Balls video download. Just as important as the techniques taught on the video and the routine itself are the sections about theory and psychology which can be applied to any routine.
For example, his discussion of In Transit Motion as clarified and applied to magic by Ascanio looks at when you can do secret moves during a routine, so the audiences completely ignore them and don’t even sense them.
Rafael gives an example that if someone saw a person push back a curtain and peek out a window all they would notice and remember is the peeking out the window and not the pushing back of the Curtin or leaning forward, because they only remember the important part.
As it is applied to the cups and balls or to magic, if there are two objects on the table and the left hand moves one of the objects out of the way or to one side (for a justified reason) then nobody will notice what the right hand is doing (within reason).
That is an oversimplification of the theory, but you get the idea. It is a good thing to keep in mind when you are choreographing and blocking your magic. Especially when the hand will be doing something that will ordinarily have to be hidden or make you feel guilty.
Remember: Always do the dirty work while the other hand is doing an In Transit Action.
Elegant Cups & Balls:
The video begins with a full performance of his Cups & Balls routine and everything you need to know to perform all the sequences. You will learn the technique, theory and psychology.
One other thing that is on the download but not part of the original video release is an added section with Rafael’s eCups routine where he discusses how to customize the presentation to any tradeshow or party theme.
The introductory price for the download will end on Tuesday.
Watch and buy: HERE.
You can still get the collectible Penny Pour, Copper Dropper, and the Walking Liberty Scotch & Soda that were discussed in the last newsletter.
►Penny Pour: HERE.
►Copper Dropper: HERE.
►Silver Walking Liberty Scotch & Soda: HERE.
Had lunch with Marc Salem yesterday to discuss our upcoming shows and was also able to pickup some more of his autographed Secrets Of Mind Games Packages.
Get the Mind Games Pkg: HERE.
And don’t forget Marc and my shows, Mind Games Reloaded, will be this weekend near Philadelphia at the Smoke & Mirrors Theater. Hope to see all our friends in the area on Friday and Saturday.
Upcoming Live Appearances:
►August 23: Smoke & Mirrors Theatre in Philadelphia, PA. Info: HERE.
►August 24: Smoke & Mirrors Theatre in Philadelphia, PA. Info: HERE.
►September 6: MyMagic Dealer Showcase for SAM PA in NYC.
Until next time,
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