Wow, we had a great time performing the hindu strip basket illusion in the fifth annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival 2013 !
Thank You Rick Delaup it was great doing magic on the Mondo Burlesque at Harras Theatre in New Orleans !! photos by Ivan Micheeff .
This year the Lovely Karleena and I were lucky enough to perform at the Beggars Carnivale in St. Louis for the Show Me Burlesque and Vaudeville Festival . We also got to premiere our Basket Illusion at the Hot Mess after party at Van Ella Studio.
This is my version of the classic Hindu Sword Basket Illusion. The magician hypnotizes his assistant then vanishes her into a basket . Next he places four swords and one staff into the basket . Is his assistant ok ? We'll see ... as the magician pulls out the swords , pieces of her costume comes with it. The magician eager to see his bare assistant opens the basket but finds it empty . To prove she's vanished the magician steps into the basket .Where has she gone? With a wave of the hand, magically she reappears for a surprise ending.
Photos by Karlo X Ramos Top Two photos by Fresquez Fotoz.
Getting back into magic has been so much fun ! Having the opportunity to perform stage Illusions is a dream come true !
Right Now I am researching classic Illusions and re-vamping them with a touch of burlesque.
My latest Illusion is a classic known as the Mismade Lady .
The Mismade Lady has it's origins from an older Illusion known as the stacked box .Where boxes are stacked and your lovely assistant appears. The idea to mismake the lady came much later by an american Illusionist named Chuck Jones. Since then it has become a classic in magic and I am fortunate to be able to perform it and hopefully add my own personality to the Illusion.
I recently got back into performing magic . I decided to start building my own stage illusions. One of the first was this fun arm illusionette inspired by Larrry White's tri section Illusion.. The effect is that the magician cuts his arm into three sections and then lifts away the center piece.
Proof is shown of the disconnect and then all is restored.
Over all a pretty good effect . An oldie but goodie. I am so glad I decided to build and perform this Illusion. photos by Karleen ruth .
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Currently residing in the Exposition Park neighborhood of Dallas, TX, the Oak Cliff born visual artist Edward Ruiz couples his current artistic interests in digital video mapping and real time sound analysis to seamlessly marry geometric sculpture, music, and mathematic technology as a means to create all encompassing sensory installations of sight, movement, and sound. Along with these artistic endeavors, Ruiz rounds out his repertoire with the mediums of resin cast sculpture, acrylic paintings, and character-driven toy-making.