Our brand of magic has been distinct from traditional magicians who perform in a childish and clownish manner. From our blog, you will realize that our style is chic, stylish and intellectual. The reason why we have such a disposition is that our magicians are eloquent, sophisticated and highly educated as well. Possessing such credentials are important as there are other skills that come with a good education, such as engaging guests in meaningful conversations, the ability to be flexible in different contexts, scripting well-thought-out acts and especially in providing customization to clients with various demands.
The reason why I am sharing my thoughts on this is because of enquiry I received from Mrs Ganesh a couple of months back in May:
“8th year old birthday. But mixed crowd, so need magic to be high standard and not kid-dish. Pls quote. Thanks”
Other magicians might shrug off the comment about how the magic is not to be kiddish and still perform their standard kids show. But it was apparent to me that it was because of our image and style that we were considered and eventually engaged.
It took little convincing that we were the right choice for an event that required excellent magic, so we worked closely with Mrs Ganesh to find out about her needs and concerns. Essentially, a huge worry of hers was that the magic might be too kiddish and the children would not be engaged by it and the adults may be repulsed by it. We referred her to our blog to for a review of our past events which showcased our style and demeanor.
The event went extremely well as I understood the limitations of the event and had a plan to overcome it. I also performed to the adults as well as the children without having to compromise in style nor “talk down” to them.
I was so delighted to receive feedback from Mrs Ganesh herself the very next morning after the event!
Thank u for doin such a great job in Shyam’s birthday party yesterday. All the guest simply loved ur magic and was talking abt it even after u left. Shyam said that of all the activities yesterday, urs was his fav. esp the one you did with the yellow balls for the close up magic( I did not see that:( ) you were extremely professional and a delight to have in the party. Once again, thank u so much:)
(Picture Credits: Mrs Ganesh. Thank you!)
One requirement was that the magic had to be entertaining for adults as well. In the industry, it seems almost like a dichotomous choice in which a magician can only perform for children or adults, and not for both at the same time. But I can assure you that that is not the “standard”. While it is common that magicians would resort to kiddish magic in such environments, it was natural for me to entertain the children as well as the adults.
You can see that both the adults and children were drawn to the magic. That is the benefit of performing magic that is not kiddish. Notice I also do not dress in a “clown” suit filled with an array of colours. While I do not deny that colour captures attention, it only does so for about 5 seconds. An unskilled magician in a colourful suit would still lose his/her audience’s attention if the magic is weak.
You see, like adults, children do not like to be talked down to. They like to be involved and engaged in the magic.
“Hi Alex, the pleasure is mine. Hope the fotos r useful. All my guests luved ur show and kept talking abt it even weeks after the party:) You really did a fantastic job. Wishing u all the best in your endeavour!
I thoroughly enjoyed myself performing for the wonderful children and their wonderful parents! In my subsequent communication with Mrs Ganesh, she is still full of praise of my performance. *Wide Grinnnn*