Recently, I have been intrigued by the notion of what does it take to present magic in such a way that my audience will connect powerfully with the experience? This is such a big question because I discovered for myself that the experience of magic is a profound emotional state to be in.
Just take a moment to think back on all of the great magicians you have seen. Try and remember how the experience left you. Think of a great film - how did you feel after the film was over? What about a great song or beautiful work of art? All of these experiences can be meaningful and memorable. The craft of magic is no different. What is the difference that makes the difference between a memorable experience and one which leaves you feeling indifferent?
These are questions which I will attempt to answer in the next Seminar of Mastering Magic - 'Communicating with Magic'. For now, start to engage in these questions, study videos of great magicians with these questions in mind. If you decided to participate in the next seminar, (which I hope you will) please bring your evaluation to the conversation. Your point of view will add value to what I am sure will be a fantastic conversation which we can all learn from.
Until the next blog, keep well.