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"I'm really humbled and excited about being able to offer Peter Samelson's Heartstrings routine in a Pro Pack! I've watched Peter perform this at least a dozen times, in studio and in front of live audiences and it always moves me - and I can't tell you the last time a magic routine has EVER done that. And now we have put together the whole thing in one of the most elaborate instructional pro packs I have ever produced."
- Bill Abbott
Peter Samelson is not a new name to the magic community. From his role as producer at NYC's Monday Night Magic - New York's longest running magic show, to his endearing and dramatic presentations featured on numerous TV programs - not the least of which is his beautiful presentation of A Snowstorm in China.
Those fortunate enough to witness a live performance of Peter's Gypsy Thread routine, entitled Heartstrings, know the magical and emotional effect it has on audiences. It has the unique qualities of playing well in close-up and on the largest of stages. All with a piece of thread and a script that took Peter over seven years to perfect.
In Peter's release of Heartstrings we have put together the most exhaustive work on Gypsy Thread from a single performer ever committed to video instruction.
Here is what is included in the Heartstrings Pro Pack:
Intensive Instructional DVD with:
- Studio and Live Stage Performances
- Origins & Influences
- Method Overview
- Various Thread Types Analyzed
- Pre-Show Set-Up and Preparation
- Wardrobe Considerations
- Lighting Considerations
- Music Considerations
- Full Routine Walk-Through
- A Conversation with Bill Abbott & Peter Samelson.
- A beautiful royalty-free music theme written and performed on the piano by composer Scott Turk specifically for the Heartstrings routine - as used by Peter over the past couple decades. Included as an mp3 file easily accessed on any Mac/PC.
- Printed Script written by Peter Samelson
- Further reading & study recommendations