Monday, November 24, 2008 at 11:04PM
Dodd Vickers in magician
Teller appears on the cover of the Las Vegas weekly and is profiled in one of the best pieces covering a magician that we've come across in some time. Subtitled "How a small but beautiful trick illuminates the mind of a master magician," the piece uses Teller's "Red Ball" trick as the centerpiece. "After Penn walks offstage, Teller, hoop in hand, slowly coaxes the ball to life and makes it do his bidding. Over the course of the trick the ball goes from indifferent to awakening to willing playmate. Though the narrative has Teller getting the ball to jump through his hoop, the ball’s most singularly beautiful moment is when it attains a perfect balance on the edge of the hoop. Audience applause achieved, the ball turns mischievous and follows Teller across the stage as if in need of more play. Teller tries to treat the ball with affection as he sits on a bench, gently petting it. But the increasingly aggressive ball finally chases the magician off stage: A little red ball brought to life and then pursuing its creator, a Frankenstein’s monster. It is all very magical, or would be if Penn had not told you there was a thread involved."
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