Thursday 23 April 2009
Popularising magical art, promoting local magicians
Gopinath Muthukad, followed by Navodaya Pariseelana Kendram Director, Alexander arrive for a magic popularisation camp at Pathanamthitta.
Thiruvananthapuram: In asociation with the Adoor-based Navodaya Pariseelana Kendram (NPK), the Magic Academy has launched a statewide project for promoting local magicians and popularizing the magical art. The event comprises of free training on magical basics to children and magic show by local magicians. This programme was already held successfully in Karunagapplay (Kollam), North Paravur (Ernakulam), Ettumanoor (Kottayam) and Pathanamthitta. Magic shows by magician S. Sreekanth and girl magician Ammu were the attractions of the events. Executive Director of the Academy, Gopinath Muthukad’s classes were there, elucidating the basic lessons of the magical art. Participants of these free training will be offered with membership at the Magic Club of the Academy, said the chief of the NPK, Mr. Alexander.
Above: A young participant offers a bouquet of flowers to her magic teacher, S. Sreekanth at a camp held in North Paravur. Below: Girl magician Ammu performs magic to entertain participants at a camp at Karunagappally in Kollam.