Performed by J C Sum, "Urban Underground", is a formal close-up magic show that weaves masterfully structured routines that showcase a diverse range of plots, effects and props into a seamless modern close-up performance.
In this two-volume DVD set, J C shares his show structure, original routining, presentations, techniques and the extensive show/ case set-up that go into making the close-up show possible. 'Magic Babe' Ning joins J C in this DVD in a unique video presentation of the material and together the duo shares their thoughts on contemporary close-up magic performance.
Students of the art who enjoy the works of magicians such as Albert Goshman, Paul Gertner, John Cornelius and Dominique Duvivier, all who have presented sit-down close-up shows, will appreciate the thinking and routining behind "Urban Underground".
While designed as a complete show, all of the individual routines can be performed as stand-alone acts and feature multiples handlings, endings and ideas. The methods, techniques and the thinking can be applied to any type of close-up magic performance from walk around to formal shows. Disc 1
- Full Performance of the "Urban Underground" show (30min)
- Intro/ How to sell a formal close-up show in today's "street magic" market
- Case Set-up
- Bonus Interview on Modern Close-up Magic
- Detailed Explanations of the entire "Urban Underground" show with bonus alternative endings for multiple routines
- Credits/ References List - All ideas, presentations, techniques and methods credited to respective creators
- Props List - List of all props used in "Urban Underground" and where to obtain them
Routines performed and explained include: Silver Teleportation 2.0
A two-time "Coins Across" routine featuring super clean "3-Fly" and "in-the-hands" phases. The Elusive Pea
A complete 6-phase "Three Shell Game" routine that plays big! Inverted Aces
A triumph-style Four Ace routine with three kickers 4 x 3
An incredible 3-phase coin assembly that gets more impossible each time International Passage
A multi-climax coin box/ coins through table routine Dice Explosion
J C's award-winning show closer
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