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Practice vs. Rehearsal: What’s the Difference?

As a teenager, I developed a manipulation act with silks, candles, and cards. Most of the candles were the electronic kind– metal tubes filled with batteries, ignition buttons on the bottom, and a glow wire to spark the flame. These things had some weight! The candles had monofilament loops attached and were hidden in pockets [...]

George Saterial Stage Magic

Breaking in New Material – Blog 2 One advantage close-up performers have over stage performers, is the opportunity to break in new material. Many close-up effects can be carried around and performed virtually anytime, anyplace and for anyone with little or no risk.  For example: performing a new coin sleight for the waitress when she [...]

George Saterial | Stage Magic

Blog # 1 – Don’t Get Lost in the Lights   Last week was the 35th anniversary of the passing of Elvis Presley. Many cable channels were showing his movies and concert footage. One documentary I found particularly interesting was Elvis on Tour. What I found so interesting was the simplicity of his concerts. No [...]