Cups and Balls

March 25, 2021

Don Hudson, who would mentor such renowned directors such as Norman Campbell, Harry Rasky and Norman Jewison, was producing the Wayne and Schuster television show for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Wayne and Schuster were internationally acclaimed comedians, based in Toronto, but

November 08, 2018

Manolo Cañas, a magician from Málaga, performs the Cups and Balls.

Luna De Verano was a television program produced in Spain for Canal Sur in 1990. We would like to thank Juan Tamariz and Luis Piedrahita for making this content available. 

May 14, 2018

David Williamson defies description. Nothing to read here. Move along.

While his "Cups and Balls" routine uses only two cups, as opposed to the traditional three, that is not the reason this routine is unusual. 

April 24, 2018

Argentinian magician René Lavand performs one of his most well-known pieces; the Three Breadcrumbs is the classic "Three Ball Routine" layered with rich poetry and symbolism. 

The Cups and Balls and Me

March 30, 2018

Louis Tannen, the founder and original proprietor of Tannen’s Magic in Manhattan, was the first person to teach me sleight of hand. He taught me sponge balls when I was about ten or eleven years old, and later dice stacking, and the Chop Cup. By the time I was about 13 I was performing the Chop Cup for my parents’ friends at home cocktail parties, behind our four-stool home bar....