Meridian Technique (2 DVD Set) by Mark Elsdon
The Meridian Technique will help you create a lasting impression that will keep audiences talking about you and your magic for years to come. It will have you leaving each show knowing that you made a lasting impression.
The basis of the technique is that you end each strolling performance with one parlor piece performed for everyone, gathered around you. To build interest in this amazing ending to your evening’s performance, you “tease” what you will do to each group that you perform for. You talk deliberately about how impossible the trick is, when you will do it, and that they are all invited to see you there later. There are many advantages to doing this, both theatrically and economically. Best of all, your host remembers that you did something far beyond what any other magician at a strolling performance would do.
The running time is 3 hours, and you will see over 45 minutes of performance footage from Mark’s restaurant residency in the UK. Some tricks are discussed, but the focus is really on the Meridian Technique, and how to take tricks you already do, and turn them into climactic showpieces at the end of your strolling magic. Truly, this simple, brilliant strategy could have a huge impact on the way you work close-up.
Two DVDs and slipcase. Running time: 3 hours.