An open performance night with a twist highlighted the August meeting of Ring 216. On this night, the volunteer performers were separated into three small groups which visited in turn audience members at three separate tables. This gave more performing opportunities and a more intimate setting, with the opportunity for instant give-and-take sessions on each performance.
In Group 1, John Jay performed a coins across, Tom Collett jumping knots with red and white silks, Sohum Modha an amazing matching of cards randomly stopped at, and Don White his lucky coin that multiplied into poker chips.
The Group 2 illusions included new member Vickie Jasinsky’s location of one selected card out of twenty-one, Mitch Kothe’s ESP cards prediction, Tetra’s magic finger ring routine and unique three-gear flight.
For Group 3, Cal Tong work-shopped his new copper-silver-brass coin routine, Ken King transported a selected card from a padlocked deck, and Fred Lee showed off a four-coin routine.
The evening closed with the reassembling of the audience for a reprise of some of the performances before the entire group. The new performing format was found by all to be refreshing and a fine aid in developing performing skills.