Is it an escape, a penetration or a teleportation?
Members of the audience are asked onstage to inspect a 24" metal plate with a 7" hole cut in the center. After they've inspected it to their satisfaction they're invited to sit down. The illusionist then sticks one arm through the center of the hole and grasps the edge of a curtain with the metal plate trapping his arm and separating him from the front of the stage. In one violent motion the magician is now standing in front of the metal plate apparently having either passed through it or teleported from one side to the other.
This new twist on Andrew Mayne's A-Frame illusion is a super-compact effect that can be built quickly using off the shelf parts from a hardware store and fit inside a suitcase.
Event Horizon can be adapted to perform in most every performing environment. No assistants required.
DVD running time 20 minutes