Pop Haydn‘s presentation of The Color-Changing Handkerchief. This routine is designed for 24″ silks, and is a practical, real world piece that packs small and plays big. It literally works out of the pocket and makes an excellent emcee bit, or a nice in front of curtain piece for an illusionist. It can be done silently, or can be a featured routine for a talking standup magician. It works for young folk and adults. It is a fooler, and the patter is sophisticated and entertaining. It plays big on any stage.
In this video, Pop explains every detail of the moves and presentation for this routine. Everything is broken down so that it is easy to learn, with an “over the shoulder” view of the entire routine with the rolling patter. There are no difficult moves. This should be an essential piece of any working pro’s repertoire.
This routine works well with 18″ silks and gimmicks. Any “Palmo” style gimmick–no ribbon–should work. The routine is designed to handle a large gimmick. But this gimmick requires a medium size hand–at least 3 1/2″ across the width of the palm from the heel of the hand to the crook of the thumb. Otherwise, you should use a gimmick designed for an 18″ silk, which will work with this routine just fine.