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Topic: "Our Magic"
Message: Posted by: gallagher (Apr 28, 2013 07:14AM)
I guess most have seen the clip advertising,... selling,... "Our Magic".

Some great Magicians,
said some great things:
Eric Mead,
"Most magic the public sees is not great."

Lance Pearce,
"The majority of people have never had a magician perform for them personally."

Richard Kaufman,
"Magic is not designed to be seen on television.
The video-eye flattens Magic,
removes itīs vitality,..
deadens it."

Michael Weber,
"I think itīs important to preserve Magic
as a live, first person art form.
And not constantly reduce it to a
2D or 3D recorded digital film image."

Great!,.. so letīs make a movie about it!

Hey Side-walk Sorcerers,
Open Air Artists,
Main Street Manipulators,
They were ALL correct in their assumptions,
but their conclusion,.. their solution WAS wrong.

Theyīre trapped in their Media.
WE, on the Streets,
in the faces,
in the moment,
in the rain, snow, cold, sun,...
in the Reality;
We can show, perform,
,... create Magic.

WE have the Medium.
Letīs think about the problems they spoke of.
and work with them.
Many were sadly true,
but in our hands.

We, on the Streets, CAN create "the illusion of Illusion".
The Magic can be, OURS.

give it easy,
gallagher.
Message: Posted by: Nick W (Apr 28, 2013 10:30AM)
I like it.
Message: Posted by: jimmy talksalot (Apr 28, 2013 11:00AM)
I like it too.
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Apr 29, 2013 04:22AM)
Hey there! (You other itinerant mountebancs!)

I have only limited experience busking, but I 'vote' an emphatic YES!
Message: Posted by: silvercup (Apr 29, 2013 11:49AM)
I like it three.
Message: Posted by: MagiCol (Apr 29, 2013 05:03PM)
I like it four it's a fact. Thanks, Gallagher, for sharing your thoughts.

I love street performing with magic - meeting individual people or small groups where they are, socializing, often letting them handle the gear, getting them involved in the magic and them experiencing it directly, seeing and enjoying their reactions.