There are many ring and rope routines in print and there are a whole host of ingenious moves which a performer can use. But if we are honest with ourselves, how many of these routines can really be said to be entertaining to a lay audience? Often the presentation is all but forgotten and so the routine becomes simply an exhibition of clever handling and little more.
I wanted to find a way of involving an audience in a ring and rope routine so that it would leave them entertained as well as fooled, and The Ring Competition is the answer I came up with. One of the great assets of this presentation is that it can be adapted to a number of different audiences or performing situations, and in fact, I have used it for children's shows as well as adult events.
This routine is designed for stand-up or stage work, and I have used it countless numbers of times with great success. Although the presentation is the key thing here, and you could of course use any three-ring moves to accompany it, I have described the ones that I use as they seem to fit rather nicely.
1st edition 2006; PDF 7 pages.
word count: 2598 which is equivalent to 10 standard pages of text