Ehrlich’s Leviwand Method – Full Course
- 110 (Registered)
Dance with magic as you make your stick fly with the force! Flow gracefully and perform confidently as you learn the secrets of the leviwand or dancing cane with tried and tested precision techniques.
Leviwand or the dancing cane is a traditional magic practice that has evolved into a mesmerizing and dynamic art. From world-renowned Cirque du Soleil artist, Ehrlich’s Leviwand Method course will teach you flying spinning batons, seamless manipulation, dance moves, and acrobatic techniques with this magical prop.
Ehrlich “Firechill” Ocampo will help you master the method with step-by-step instructions, exploration prompts for showmanship and illusion enhancement, and even an exclusive group for troubleshooting and feedback.
THIS COURSE IS FOR:
- Flow/object manipulation artists, dancers, entertainers, and magicians looking to upgrade their flow and performance with magic, fluidity, grace, precision, and movement.
A short introduction for the course, some history, how we will set-up our string, and our methodology for practice.
Module 1: Flying Spinning Baton Style
This module covers palm spins, drops, switches, baton spinning/twirling, spinning throws - Dragonfly Throw and Ehrlich's Boomerang.
- 1.1 Intro and Warm-up
- 1.2 Palm Spins
- 1.3 Palm Spin Drops
- 1.4 Palm Spin Switches
- 1.5 ACTIVITY: Marking Your Leviwand
- 1.6 Baton Spinning or Twirling
- 1.7 Dragonfly Throw 1
- 1.8 Dragonfly Throw 2
- 1.9 Ehrlich’s Boomerang
- 1.10 Horizontal Spin Variations
- 1.11 TIPS AND TRICKS: String Twisting Management
- 1.A Magneto – SUPPLEMENTARY LESSON
Module 2: Long String Manipulation
This module covers different explorations for long string manipulation. They are fundamental moves for subsequent lessons in Module 5.
Module 3: Short String Configuration
This module covers the short string configuration - why we do it, how we go in and out of it seamlessly during flow or performance, and a few moves we could incorporate such as tip catches, magician's twirl, and under the leg circles.
Module 4: Dance Moves
This module covers foundations of various dance moves that we can incorporate into our leviwand flow/performance in any style - the turns, stepping turns, sustained spinning, jumping turns, and pretzel rolls.
Module 5: Long String Dance and Acrobatic Moves
We will dive into some advanced dance and acrobatic moves - the jump over, the calypso jump, butterfly kick, backbend duckout or the layout, illusion turn, and Ehrlich’s Long String Cartwheel.
Where to Go From Here
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