Food for Thought
I caught this and it got me thinking …
“Magic has lost all its magic. These days, it feels more like a sleekly packaged act of illusion engineering. The eye-popping, jaw-dropping, awe-inducing wonderment that used to accompany the abracadabra has mysteriously vanished into thin air. All one gets to hear now is the incredulous catcalls of killjoys screaming: “Haven’t we seen this on YouTube before?” Things were much better in the pre-internet era. The worldwide brotherhood of magicians went to great lengths to create an aura of mystique around their tricks. No one ever wrote ‘sleight-of-hand’ manuals or shot ‘Magic for Beginners’ videos explaining the elaborate deceptions. Part of the charm flowed from the larger-than-life persona projected in the public eye.”
source : IBNlive
Surely such comments should cause all magicians to stop and reflect.
What value do we give our art?
How do we recapture the magic and present the mystique ?
How do we encourage our audiences to value our work if we see no value in it.
- Magic 4 Learning (alanjonesradio.com)