It begins with
the open box on your table. The box is closed. Reach into the
large holes in each to produce a (for example) blue silk from one
hole and a green silk from the other. The doors of the box fall
open and the audience sees the two silks partially in and out of
the box. The two silks are removed and the box is closed and put
back on your table. You now produce a red silk (for example) and
from all three silks bunched together, produce a white dove.
Hand the dove to
your assistant, or put it on a dove-holding stand. Pick up the
blue and green silks and tie them together. Open the box and poke
one end of the blue silk through one of the side holes, and the
green silk through the other. Now pick up the red silk and vanish
by your favorite method. If you dont have a favorite method
yet, we give you your first from Jean Hugard.
Display the dove,
then place it into the box with the blue and green silks which
remain protruding from the holes on either side. You may invite
two spectators to hold the silks without pulling them out of the
box. Flip the box forward towards the audience, letting both
doors fall open. The dove vanishes, but the red silk reappears
tied between the blue silk and the green silk. Ask one of the
spectators to pull the silks from the box and hand the box off or
put it away. Ask the spectator what she did with your pet dove.
Receiving no answer, ask the spectator to hold the silks bunched
together. Step up behind her and have her lift the silks into the
air over her head. As she does so, you reach up into the silks
and produced the dove right in front of her. You get dispose of
the silks as you teach her how to pet her dove and
see if you can get her to let it perch on her finger.
In addition to
making the box from hardboard, duct tape, felt scraps and glue,
you will need (if doing the above effect) six ungimmicked silks,
a ping pong ball, two twin doves and two twin dove holders.
This article also
shows me making a horrible mistake, and recovering from it. I
left it in so you could learn from it and not sweat it when
things go wrong in the workshop.
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