Wednesday, 7 April, 2010

Day 1 at the magic camp plucks fruits and sweets from thin air

Magical production: A group of 12 little magicians stage a magical production at the Wonder World auditorium of the Magic Academy on 5th of April marking the inauguration of the Summer Magic Camp for children.

Thiruvananthapuram: The Summer magic camp for children organised by the Magic Academy was kicked off here on the 5th of April, with a brilliant performance by a team of 12 child magician. To do their job in style, all the 12 little prodigies came together towards the climax and performed a thrilling production magic.

Before getting into the climax number, they opened a wooden box and showed it empty. To further convince that nothing was inside, audience members were allowed to examine it to their satisfaction. Two members of the magic team, Thejas and Rahul closed the box. When opened, a little queen of magic emerged out of the box in a lightening speed. Clad in glittering costumes and wearing a crown, the little beauty threw a smile and waved her magic wand to produce a pot full of sweet preparation (Palpaayasam) and a bunch of ripe plantain fruit from nowhere. Together, the little magicians served these for the spectators.

Light of wisdom: Malayalam language expert, Dr. Ezhumattur Raja Raja Varma inaugurates the two-month-long summer magic camp by lighting a traditional lamp. From left: Chief Operator of the Magic Academy Research Centre, P. Thomas, Content Editor of this blog, K.P. Sivakumar and the Executive Director of the Magic Academy, Gopinath Muthukad.

Amazing the newcomers and their parents, were the child magicians Asmin, Alina, Anamika, Nadhiya, Nikhil, Rahul, Samson, Shanu, Rajeevan, Sidharth, Thejus and Rohith. Among them, Nadhiya was the first to enter the stage with her amazing trick of making unequal ropes equal in length. She also produced four flamboyant bouquets by just waving her towel. Following her, others in the team performed with talent and nobody wanted to be second to anyone. All of them have passed out of the lower and higher levels of summer classes conducted by the Academy during last year.

Earlier Malayalam language expert, Dr. Ezhumattur Raja Raja Varma inaugurated the summer magic camp. He said that magic was an art that could sprout creativity among its performers. “While performing magic one entertains as well as educates the audience with certain messages”, he added. Academy’s Executive Director, Gopinath Muthukad offered welcome address. Administrator, Arun Kumar G. expressed thanks. Following the function, first lesson in magic was unveiled before the participants by Mr. Muthukad.

The camp that offers scientific training in the art of magic at Poojappura and Kazhakuttam centres of the Academy would conclude on 31st of May.

Budding magicians: A group of 85 children of age group 10-15 have joined for the Summer Magic training at the Thiruvananthapuram and Kazhakuttam branches of the Magic Academy.

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