Thursday, 9 September, 2010
Magicians to perform as 'Mahabali' at Magic Fest
Onam Magic Fest brochure that was released in Malayalam, the State language of Kerala.
Thiruvananthapuram: At the Magic Academy led by Gopinath Muthukad, the vivacity of Onam is still in the air. The Academy is organising a variety of programmes on 11th of September for which around 50 magicians from the State are expected to assemble. Christened, ‘Onam Magic Fest’ the one-day event will have master classes and magic competitions for the participants.
General Secretary of the Purogamana Kala Sahithya Sangham, Prof. V.N. Murali will inaugurate the event at 9.30am. Honorary Director of the Academy, Chandrasenan Mithirmala will preside over. Master class on body loading techniques will be led by Hyderabad’s acclaimed magician, Ch. Shyam. Another class by an honorary director and faculty chief of the Academy, R. Raja Moorthy will lead magician to upper levels of modern close-up magic. In between, served for lunch will be a full-fledged traditional ‘Ona Sadhya’ on green leaves.
Adding spice to the programmes, will be a ‘Maveli Magic Competition’ for seniors and juniors at 1.30pm wherein magicians in the guise of the Asura King, 'Mahabali' will be competing to relive the glorious past through magical demonstrations. The King was synonym to justice, equality and good rule who was sent down beneath the world, by Lord Vishnu who came as a petite Brahmin boy. Not only this magical myth, but also the good time of the Asura King's rule will be relived by magicians on stage. Introduced for the first time, Maveli Magic will allow team presentations by magicians. Already three troupes of the seniors and three junior troupes from different parts of the State have registered for these competitions.
Crystal trophies sponsored by the Style Plus will be distributed to the winners during a valedictory at 5.30pm. A performance by the first and second prize winners will add charm to the closing ceremony. Evening gala shows are open for public.