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What is a Magician?

A Magician is a specialized type of Performer. Also known as: Magic Performer, Magic Trick Performer, Illusionist, Stage Magician.

A magician is someone who will entertain an audience by performing magic tricks, effects or illusions. These tricks and illusions seem impossible or supernatural to the audience. The magician learns these magic tricks by practicing them over and over again, sometimes taking hundreds of hours to perfect. Sleight of hand tricks especially require extensive practice to ensure that the trick is executed without flaw while performing. A magician can find work by performing at restaurants, birthday parties, special events and weddings, and if especially charismatic and skilled, can also work their way up to performing in larger venues, including major night clubs, Las Vegas venues, and even make television appearances.

What does a Magician do?

A magician will entertain an audience by performing magic tricks, effects or illusions.

Audiences are in general very skeptical, and they watch intently so as to spot 'the trick'. A magician's techniques however, have been perfected over time by constant practice and performance in order to withstand even the highest scrutiny. A magician will use visual, sensory and auditory illusions in their tricks, since it is a well known fact that a person's perception can contradict what is physically happening. Cognitive illusions are also used; by manipulating people's memory, their logic, and by misdirecting their attention (such as releasing a dove).

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What is the workplace of a Magician like?

Work for magicians can be found at birthday parties, weddings, and themed restaurants. A magician who is especially charismatic and skilled may also work in larger venues including television specials and major night clubs.

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Further Reading

  • How to Be a Magician www.falseshuffle.com

    Because magic is so fascinating, many people want to learn how to be a magician. However, becoming a magician is a big responsibility—one that requires practice, dedication, and respect.

  • So You Want My Job: Magician www.artofmanliness.com

    Dennis Kyriakos talks about what being a magician is really like.

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