FREE MAGIC events hosted by Corangamite Regional Libraries.
Witness Dazzling Dan the Magic Man as he tours Corangamite Regional Libraries this July school holidays! Professional magician Dazzling Dan, will workshop magic tricks in a touring “Pop-up Magic Club” the first of its kind in Australia, followed by a performance of his original magic show “The Magic of Stories”.
The “Pop-up Magic Club” is the first of its kind in Australia, and was inspired during a visit to Castlemaine. Dazzling Dan was contacted by a keen teenager wanting to learn more about magic. As the boy lived in Castlemaine and couldn’t access the Magic Clubs (which are mostly based in Melbourne) Dan was happy to assist.
“We met at the local library and began quietly doing card tricks, next thing I know a young boy and his grandmother were beside the table watching us perform. It turns out she had brought her grandson into the library that day, to find a magic book because he too wanted to learn magic. Soon after, two more children joined our table to discover more about performing magic.”
The day was a rewarding experience.
In the “Pop-up Magic Club” people can gain a better understanding of performance and presentation, of magic tricks. Participants are encouraged to bring along a magic trick they are practising, whether it is from a library book, the internet, or even a trick from a magic set.
The “Pop-up Magic Club” is open to all ages regardless of experience or ability.
Following the 30min “Pop-up Magic Club” Dazzling Dan will perform his favourite magic show “The Magic of Stories” (45min). Children join Dazzling Dan on an adventure, as he searches for his friend Casper the Dove. With a twist and a trick at every bend, the story is then recounted with a large pop-up book full of magical surprises.
Dazzling Dan is known as the Magic Man who never ages and has the ability to create magical entertainment that engages children and adults. Simultaneously.
Based in his home town of Geelong, Dazzling Dan performs full time, travelling all over Victoria entertaining at just about every special occasion imaginable. Dan is also highly regarded as an innovator of original magic effects and methods. One of his magic tricks was flown to Japan to be considered by the international Tenyo Toy Company.
Recently Dan was elected by some of Australia’s best professional magicians to the position Vice President of the Australian Institute of Magic, which co-ordinates the Melbourne Magic Festival.