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René Lavand is one of the true artists in the world of Close-Up Magic. His presentations and performances have a poetic and artistic quality to them that never fail to earn standing ovations. René Lavand has achieved legendary status and is without a doubt one of the most highly skilled close-up magicians of the past century. His stature is even more amazing if you consider that he accomplishes everything using only one hand. Watching him will inspire you to strive for excellence.
This program begins with a twenty-minute performance followed by a walk-through of how everything is accomplished. Interspersed throughout are detailed explanations to many of the original techniques, sleights and subtleties René has created.
The highlight is a very detailed explanation to his It Can’t Be Done Any Slower routine that was the hit of the World’s Greatest Magic II television special.
The Show includes:
My Visiting Card, A Triumph, An Amusement, Why Do The Colors Alternate Themselves?, A Few Red Cards, A Few Black Cards, and It Can’t Be Done Any Slower.
Techniques taught include:
One-Hand False Shuffle, One-Hand Double Lift No. 1, One-Handed Second Deal, One-Hand False Cut No. 1, One-Hand Double Lift No. 2, One-Hand False Cut No. 2, One-Hand Tabled Bottom Slip Cuts, The Pocket Divider and Half Deck Switch, One-Hand Third Deal, One-Hand Displacement, and much more.
René's The Levitation card revelation is also performed and explained. Contains some uneven audio during the live performances. Simultaneous English translation by Tina Lenert.
Running time: Approximately 60 minutes.
Special DVD Features:
•A personal slideshow
•Instant access to performances, explanations, techniques and interviews
•Dolby Digital sound
•Encoded for worldwide viewing