Have you ever strolled downtown in a bustling city and seen road entertainers? Odds are, you have. Entertainers come in assorted types, be it music, jokes, or even enchantment. There’s something about those walkway mystical performers that are genuinely mind-boggling, however. All the more as of late, there has been an expansion in a specific sort of road execution, being the suspending demonstration in which the entertainer basically copies the suspending Yogis of India. Obviously, this trap has left numerous individuals in wonder since it appears to be so astounding.
Levitating performers are essentially a variation of the human statue. The biggest difference between the two is that the levitating performer seems to defy the laws of physics by floating on nothing other than a cane (or staff), making it look as if they are in a deep meditative state. Generally speaking, their attire tends to consist of Middle Eastern or Indian attire, such as draped clothing, turbans, and facemasks.
Reality behind the enchantment is quite more straightforward than you could imagine. The road entertainers utilize a variety of hidden pieces keeping in mind the end goal to comfortably support themselves and, thus, they have all the earmarks of being levitating. Their greatly loose dress is the thing that hides the stage that they use to sit on, and additionally alternate segments of the support.
The device used to perform this magic trick is actually pretty simple. It consists of three main components, which are:
1) the seat
2) the shaft, which extends up from the platform (and appears as a staff), into the sleeve of the performer, then down to the seat
3) the platform, which is covered by some kind of rag or blanket (as shown in the picture), while the shaft and seat are covered by the baggy clothing of the performer.
For a trick that seems so complicated and amazing, it’s awfully simple. For a more in-depth description of how the performers “levitate,” watch the video on next page..