The Mongolian pop knot by Pop Haydn

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    The Mongolian pop knot by Pop Haydn

    This is an all new video featuring Pop Haydn teaching his original routine in step by step fashion, with a live performance on the Magicopolis stage in Santa Monica, California.

    This routine was created for the street back in the 1960's, and has been an important part of Pop Haydn's performance repertoire since that time. It can be done surrounded, plays on the biggest stages, and packs small.

    If is both entertaining and magically strong.

    The routine includes the "Professor's Nightmare" moves as a part of a cut and restored routine. The routine begins and ends with one long piece of rope.

    What makes the routine rare among rope routines is that everything is justified and motivated by the patter.

    The need to explain, since the routine is framed as a "teaching the audience a trick," justifies the various cuts and the changes in size of the ropes--there is no sense of a series of "and here's another little trick I can do with the rope..."

    There is a theme and a line of thought for the audience to follow that carries the routine from beginning to end.

    The humor comes from the attempt of the magician to explain or teach the students how to do "magic" not how to do a trick.


    The magician seems oblivious to the fact that what he is teaching is totally senseless and ridiculous, and the rope keeps behaving as the magician expects it to, not according to any rules of science or logic that the audience might come up with.

    The magician takes the audience's laughter and heckling as a substitute teacher with an unruly class might--the result of the short attention span and obstinancy of the class and not something related to the quality of the instruction itself.

    All of the various combinations of cuts and different sized pieces of rope are framed in the memory of the audience, and then the rope is restored into its original one long piece--making it impossible for the spectator to reconstruct the method.

    The video is nearly 45 minutes long

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