Robert Ramirez: The Musical Theatre Magician
"There’s a principle called the “Too Perfect Principle” that says if a trick is too perfect, if it looks like there’s only one way the trick can be done, that’s the only way that trick can be done. There’s this balance you have to find in magic of something that’s not too perfect where the audience goes, ‘The only explanation is that he made him pick that card,’ because if that’s the only explanation that has to be it. Either you have to subtly dismiss that or make it just mysterious enough that there’s not enough ground to stand on to accept one of five explanations; you can’t really settle on it. That’s something I push really hard for in my show where it’s not too perfect, but I’ve dismissed some ideas in your head."
Robert Ramirez: Liberty Magic
December 20, 2019