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Discussion in 'Cerca Trova' started by danwhite, Sep 4, 2009.
When I saw David Copperfield levitating.... It made my day...
I think for me was something simple compleatly unrelated to magic.
I live in B.C Canada, I moved here when I was 9 from North Carolina, biggest move of my life. We left the rest of my family living in N.C. Though year before last we had a huge family reunion. My family from all parts of N.C came, my family in South Dakoda also came to join us. We spent the week in a beach house in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The beach house was literally a ten step walk to the sound and behind the house was a minute walk to the actual ocean. On the last eave we were there we all went out into the sand to take pictures needless to say to remember the ocasion. When we were done we all just stood arms around each other looking out at the sound. The fish shooting through the water and the bugs cheerping in the background. It was right as the sun was going down, everything was glowing orange and yellow. We all just stood looking. It was one of the greatest feelings in my life, just being with my family that I never see anymore doing nothing. Everything just felt alright. That was my magical experience.
Performing music is Magic to me. Being able to be very virtuostic and playing the drums or marimba in a way that seems impossible to people, with the applause and cheering at the finish is actually what made me want to perform magic. So whatever trick I do or vanish I accomplish I always try to be a virtuoso about it and make it seem like I do... the impossible.
Not every group of people is alike, we are talking about connecting with people (we don't know) on a emotional level really fast, that's why we can't perform the same trick with the same patter over and over again for our audiences.
We have to develop our intuition, we need to become good listeners in order to create magic, a little detail in what the spectator is saying could be the key to adapt our routine and magic into something that they can relate to.
We are pretty egocentric, most of the time during performance it's all about us, about THE THINGS THAT WE CAN DO, that kinda creates a distance from the spectator and it limits us from the possibility of connecting with them, of creating magic.
Magic is not about the things we can do, it's about the things that we can make them perceive.
So to resume all this I can say that we need to be aware of every spectator necessity and that through that necessity we can find a way to connect with them and give them at least a shot momment of amazement and magic.
Came across this video today and it made me think of this thread Dan started. Just wanted to share it. Astonishing how technology can change someone's life so drastically like this. You can see that feeling of wonder all over the kid's face as he hears sound for the first time.
wow... truely heartwrenching and heartbreaking at the sametime..
"she calmed down after that.. went to sleep.. and never woke up".. chills down my spine.
seeing family after a long time is truely a magical feeling... its like a certain kind of high.. i guess its that feeling of "safety".. atleast for me.
sometimes that "safe" feeling is magical... sort of like being a child again, feeling ''innocent" again.
very very well said ...
Firstly I must say...
This is the BEST Topic EVER.. iv gotten an opputunity to read such lovely stories you people have shared, reading them is already some Magic !..
When i met my Grandmother after not seeing her for 4 years.. and she cried seeing me... that was MAGIC. It's like a million emotions ran down for both herself and Me... and then I cried, probably after years and years... It was just this feeling of pain, love, delight, shock and.. and.. Magic... so i believe in other words, Love is Magic...
Personally I find that I am struck by the wonder of existence on on a pretty much daily basis, and the more I learn, the more wonderful it all gets.
The only way to lose the wonder is to let it be taken from you, by not being true to yourself.
2 years ago
Excellent, thanks for sharing your own feelings with us..keep posting.