Saturday, 21 July, 2012

‘Bhagyavismayam’ begins on August 1st

State-wide magic fiesta is a tribute to illusionist luminary, Prof. Bhagyanath
Thiruvananthapuram: Impending is a splash of magical entertainment for the State. It would not only decide the best magical performers of Kerala, but also showcase elegant evening shows by eminent magicians of the country. Magic Academy in association with the Kerala Sangeeta Nataka Akademi, is to steer a state-wide festival of magic during 1st to 5th of August. The festival christened, ‘Bhagyavismayam’ would be a due commemoration to the illusionist luminary of the past, Prof. Bhagyanath and an opportunity for the emerging magic starts of the State to prove their mettle. 
If to compare with previous festivals conducted by the Academy, the ‘Bhagyavismayam’ goes to be a different kettle of fish with three regional competitions through Kannur, Thrissur and Kollam. A grand finale in Thiruvananthapuram will find the winners fighting to win a mega cash prize of Rs.25000 sponsored by daughter of Prof. Bhagyanath and cinema-television celebrity, Vidhubala.
Regional events
Aspirant magicians of Kasaragode, Kannur, Wayanad and Kozhikode can register for competitions to be held at Jawahar Auditorium in Kannur on 1st of August. Competition for Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrissur and Ernakulam magicians is slated for 2nd at Sangeeta Naraka Akademy’s auditorium in Thrissur. 3rd is the day for conjurers of Alappuzha, Idukki, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram to compete at C. Kesavan Memorial Town Hall in Kollam. Competitions are held in senior and junior categories. Regional competitions will witness sparkling performances by contestants during daytime and rocking demonstrations by winners and reputed magicians through evenings. The Academy has already reserved eminent magicians for this purpose.
Grand finale
Regional first and second prize winners would gather at Theerthapada Mandapam in Thiruvananthapuram on 5th of August, to display the best of their skills. Best of the best performers and one mega prize winner will be decided during the competitions. To make a day of it, the Academy has decided to arrange study classes and seminars for benefiting the participants.  
Flyers on the impending event has already been posted to magicians. More information can be availed at phone: 0471 2358910, Email: or

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