When Should You Use An Accomplice?
In today's post, we explore why magicians should consider using a confederate for their performances. When is a good time, who to work with and also why 'card through window' is so underrated.
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The answer is always. Perhaps not for every trick you perform, but certainly in every performance. Especially if you’re a working pro with assistants nearby or a passionate hobbyist with friends nearby — so, basically, everyone should work with an accomplice forever and always.
There used to be a time when the magic community dismissed all trick releases that required accomplices. Now, thanks to the wonders of technology, tricks with the option to use accomplices are reasonably embraced.
It still needs to be an option for a product release to be welcomed by magicians. I don’t understand the consensus. We all have friends (I hope), many of whom would love to help us with our magic.
Imagine how many incredible magic tricks the industry misses out on because we generally put down new releases involving accomplices.
If you go and watch your favourite performers live, you’ll be amazed by how often the stage managers are solely responsible for the tricks’ secret workings.