CLOSE-UP MAGIC WORKSHOP
This one-of-a-kind workshop will leave your friends and family speechless, because you'll be learning some incredible close-up, sleight-of-hand magic, that you can do virtually anywhere, anytime, with everyday objects like cards, coins, and rubber bands. ? and you will even learn how to levitate!
No prior experience necessary.
What to expect:?
Chris?will perform a trick, reveal the secret method, and then you will have the opportunity to practice the trick with?Chris' coaching and guidance.?
This is an interactional, instructive workshop, and definitely loads of fun!
Chris?Chickering?has been performing close-up-up-sleight of hand magic for over 30 years.
Magic is a natural extension of my love of people and performing.
My magical journey began at age 7 during a trip my mother, step-father and I took to the Magic Castle at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. There, we met a man who took my selected card and?clearly?placed it into the middle of the deck. With a snap of his fingers, it appeared back on top! I was stunned. He did it again! I was amazed! After a third time, I was hooked.
From that moment forward, I launched into steady practice in the art of close-up, sleight-of-hand magic with cards, coins, sponge balls, rubber bands and cigarettes. A few years later my father showed me the classic stage effect: The Torn and Restored Newspaper (Performed by Doug Henning live on national television), piquing my interest further in stage magic and mentalism.
At 11 I delivered my first paid magical performance, an experience highlighted by an unfortunate high-speed collision between an enraged 3rd grader and a crowded magic prop-table?
Since then, things have looked up considerably. I've had the privilege of entertaining audiences of all sizes, in a wide variety of settings and venues in the United States, South America, Europe and Russia, and have had the privilege of performing at conventions and corporate functions, as a magic-bartender, at private parties and events.?
I love close-up magic for the way it instantly transports us all to a place where life's day-to-day realities don't exist. It's a place of joy, laughter and wonder, and it's a place we go together.