Designer: Jim Steinmeyer
The magician stretches the rope across the stage and has it examined by two men from the audience. The spectators hold the ends of the rope as a small upright stand is rolled to the center of the rope. The magician ties a cloth to the center of the rope to show where he intends to pass through. The magician steps up onto the stand, framed by the wooden uprights. He pauses behind the taut rope, then covers the center of the rope with a square of cloth. Dramatically, he steps forward, until the audience can see that he’s passed completely through the rope.
Published in Jim’s book Device and Illusion, anyone with a copy of Jim’s book is permitted to build and perform this illusion.
Photo Credit: Rich Hill (performance snapshots)