Sleight of hand is the basis of all types of close up magic. It is a skill that a seasoned professional magician makes look effortless and easy. However, to perform well at such close-quarters actually takes a lot of practice and expertise.
When Christopher was learning his trade, he’d spend hours and hours and hours getting the tricks right. And even though he is now a highly experienced magician, he still practises a lot to ensure his performances are always nothing less than dazzling!
So, what is counted as sleight of hand?
To create an illusion the magician uses subtle misdirection to perform the tricks. This diverts the audience members attention away from the trick that is taking place. The magician also uses sly physical manipulation of an object. With these imperceptible movements combined the audience do not notice what is going on directly under their nose!
When Chris performs his sleight-of-hand moves it will look like a normal everyday hand movement or change of stance, which make the close up audience truly believe that only magic can account for what has just happened before their eyes.
Typically, close-up magic features things like card tricks, coin tricks, rope tricks, and also the manipulation of an audience members everyday item. These small props enable Chris to smoothly travel among guests. Whether at drink functions or performing table-top magic at a wedding or dinner reception, Chris can mingle and his small props will remain undetected by even the most prolific investigator.
In addition to Chris’s manual dexterity, his close-up magic relies upon mental manipulation, exact timings, a great storyline, and ofcourse his choreography. When all these are combined he will have your audience enchanted and your event firmly planted in their minds for years to come. Which is perfect if you are wanting to WOW new customers or investors at your corporate event!
Chris’s sleight-of-hand techniques not only work for close-up magic, but is also utilised during cabaret events. Working the room at weddings or corporate events, Chris will happily discuss all your requirements with you in person. And he can easily adapt routines to fit in with your unique cabaret or event theme.
Take a look at Christopher’s favourite close up magic trick video’s here, to see the leading sleight-of-hand magician in action!
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