Extant held a beginners guide to magic on Saturday 2 July 2011 at the Oval House Theatre.
Extant held a beginners guide to magic on Saturday 2 July 2011 at the Oval House Theatre. It was run by Paul Leacy (Stage name Max the Magician!).
The Workshop included:
1. Principles of Magic
Exploring Magic as means of non visual expression. What effects can be used for this.
2. Basic sleight of hand using cards, coins, rope etc
How to create the illusion that you can delve into a persons inner thoughts or make predictions. 4. Allied Arts. Balloon modelling. How to make basic balloon shapes such as a dog, a hat, a sword and a flower.
First steps….plate spinning and ball juggling. Imagining flight paths.
6. Beginning to put an act together
Working solo and as a team.
Seven visually impaired performers took part in the workshop – Some comments were:
“The workshop covered a broad spectrum of techniques, it would be good if individuals could request one specific area or trick to cover which is of particular interest to them i.e. handcuff escapology or vanishing illusions.”
“I enjoyed the workshop – It was fun! I may have over come my balloon phobia. I accidently burst one which I’ve never dun in my life and have never wanted too. The big test is whether I could do the whole unnatural action of twisting one again!”
It was a lovely day and I’d definitely do it again.