Short course: Card Skills: Foundations
Taught by Melbourne magician Lee Cohen, This 6 week course is loads of fun! It covers fundamental card skills like card handling, basic shuffles and teaches card tricks while also addressing magic performance techniques including how to perform with an audience volunteer. All materials and course notes are provided. Class sizes are small, with a maximum of 10 students. Come and join the fun!
Start date: Thursday May 23rd
Location: 3/114 Bent St, Northcote
Detials: call Lee Cohen on 0411 644 931, email email@example.com
Alan Rath has written a great article about theft in magic. Well worth the read.
It’s worth reminding everybody of AIMS Ethics and what the institute stands for.
Its getting close to that time of year again! The Melbourne Magic Festival is back and bigger than ever!
The Melbourne Magic Festival was created in 2008 by AIM with the two-fold aim of giving Melbournians the opportunity to see world class performances of magic in a theatrical environment, and the chance for performers to create shows that express themselves as artists.
- In 2008 there were 58 performances of 10 shows seen by 3,200 people.
- In 2009 there were 64 performances of 19 shows seen by 4,000 people.
- In 2010 there are 101 performances of 30 shows seen by over 7,500 people.
- In 2011 there were 136 performances of 37 shows seen by over 10,000 people.
- In 2012 there were 109 performances of 26 shows seen by over 8,500 people. (A lot of our regulars were off at the World Championships of Magic that year)
In fact, last year almost 50% of the shows SOLD OUT and most of the remainder were 80% FULL!
Amazing for an Arts Festival of any kind, but unbelievable when you realise that The Melbourne Magic Festival is totally unfunded and produced by the performers themselves with no grants, subsidies or government assistance of any kind!
We would also like to announce that we have a VERY special international guest this year. Wayne Houchin!
Genii Magazine calls Wayne Houchin, “One of the hottest magicians on the planet!” He has released some of the most popular magic effects in the past decade, headlined at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood and Le Double Fond in Paris, and is the star of the Discovery Channel’s Breaking Magic (AKA Magic of Science.)
Be sure to check out all the shows and don’t forget to BOOK EARLY as many show WILL SELL OUT!!!
Play a game of 3 disc monte against Australia’s Honest Conman.
Nicholas has a show in the Melbourne Comedy Festival and is highly recommended!
Check the Comedy Festival website for more details.
The Australian Junior Championships will once again take place in July during the 2013 Melbourne Magic Festival. Registrations open in late April. If you’re under 18 and can perform 3-5 mins of magic stay tuned for more information about how to register!
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