In the rarest of moments, we’re able to be part of a project that isn’t just interesting or visual or exciting as a magic trick, but feels categorically important. This download — an hour-long masterclass by one of the finest teachers in magic, all on the Cups and Balls — is important.
Very, very few people get the opportunity to study with Jamy Ian Swiss. This download lets us peer into the studio and spend an hour with him on a topic of which he is an undisputed master: the Cups and Balls. The download features his routine (which is based on Dai Vernon’s classic), but also highlights moments and ideas from other influential past masters and routines.
Jamy’s final load sequence (which includes a terrific, detailed discussion of liquid loads) is invaluable to the serious student, as is his discussion of timing, misdirection, and routine construction. The theoretical is demonstrated and shown through the material, and this download works on two levels: you learn the Cups and Balls along with Mr. Swiss, and on a more fundamental level, you get a chance to observe a master at work, discussing the decisions he made in this routine, and how he came to them.