Abracadabra! Improve Your Sleight of Hand in Magic Club
Are you a budding illusionist? Do you want to amaze audiences with seemingly impossible feats? Then, look now further than what we have in store this year for Gooroo Clubs. A new year means new learning experiences, that’s why we’ve teamed up with new experts to provide hands-on projects in Magic and Illusion. So, what are you waiting for? Keeping reading this blog to get the lowdown on “All About Abracadabra”.
What is All About Abracadabra?
Unlock the secrets of magic! Each week, master a different type of impossible feat using objects found around your home. From productions to transformations to predictions, wow your family and friends by learning the mechanics behind “is this your card?” and other iconic magic tricks! Discover the world of illusion with Gooroo Ryan K. as he guides you through skills in performance, comedy, and showmanship.
“All About Abracadabra” uses the Visual Arts education standard: Cr1.1.8. But, what does this mean? Well, students will document and reflect on early stages of the creative process, visually and/or verbally in traditional or new media.
But, who will be teaching the rules of magic? I think it’s time to…
Meet Your Gooroo
Ryan Kane is a magician, comedian, and author based out New York City. Companies including Louis Vuitton, Microsoft, Intel, and more have called upon Ryan Kane’s engaging magic, charming wit, and professional guidance to make their events stand out successes. His book Out of Stock: A Magician’s Guide to Writing Your Own Lines lays out a step-by-step process for magicians to move beyond a reliance on stock and standard jokes. Additionally, He is the creator and host of The Mostly Magicians Virtual Open Mic, providing a safe space for variety performers to polish their material in the virtual world every Wednesday for over a year.
Let’s Get Started
So, what do we have in store for you for your first step into magic? This week is “All About Abracadabra”, we’re all about Productions. Hone your sleight of hand on your journey to becoming a magician.
First, learn how to magically produce money from seemingly nowhere! Master introductory sleight of hand, build confidence, and impress your friends with this incredible magic trick. Start with the basic rules of magic and begin learning your first illusion!
Then, continue to practice the incredibly useful trick of production! Learn to magically produce the handkerchief used in your coin production trick. Gradually work on your speed and smooth motions to finesse your trick and improve the illusion.
Lastly, round up your practice in productions by learning how to make a final load of a large object appear. Try impressively large objects like a lemon or baseball, and confuse your audience with your expertly honed ability.
You will need:
- Two coins of similar size
- One handkerchief or cloth napkin
- One object the size of a lemon or baseball
Once you’ve mastered these basic skills, you can move onto other magic tricks such as vanishing, transforming, and teleportation. We also have courses in prediction and card magic!