It’s a good question, why is it that magic has grown in popularity in recent years? And believe it or not, the answer is simple and can be answered in one word. Amazement. What does that mean? To answer that, visualize yourself sitting in the audience of a live magic show. As you visualize that, think of the craziest and most fantastic trick that you can, it doesn’t even have to be a trick that you’ve seen before but rather one that you’d like to be seen. Imagine it being performed, and at that, performed successfully.
Now, you would enjoy that trick purely because it’s what you wanted to see, and you would love every single moment of it. So while you were visualizing yourself at that magic show, what is it that you felt? You felt amazement. The reason for magic growing is for that pure reason, the amazement that we have felt for magic has simply grown over those 15 years as magic has continued to develop.
How Magic Has Grown and Why
Over the last few decades as our world continued to modernize, magic continued in that direction along with it. More magic equipment became available for magicians to look into and incorporate into their acts. More resources became available for magicians and entertainers to use.
If we think back to one of the first magic acts, or in this case an illusion, we can take the “Sawing a Lady in Half” act for an example here. Centuries before that trick was first performed, the resources were not there for magicians to take advantage of and perform that trick. If we step into the present and think about tricks such as levitation and floating objects, the resources and equipment that are necessary for those types of acts were not around in the past. Once those resources became available, magicians were able to grasp it with both hands and use it in their act. This is one of the big reasons why these acts were not performed previously, and why magicians continue to amaze their audiences.
The Evolution of Magic and Why It’s Important
It’s important that magicians continue to evolve their acts and continuously come up with fresh ideas. It’s important for the magicians themselves, and the magic industry. If magicians continuously push out the same tricks over and over again, their act will get stale and the magic industry will slowly die off. However, by magicians constantly changing their acts and working on new magic aspects, they are able to keep their acts fresh, bring new light to the magic world, and continue the growth of the magic industry.
Amongst all this, is the audience. It’s important from an audience’s standpoint that magic keeps evolving. Audiences play an important part in the magic industry, and a bigger part than you’d think. Without an audience, there is no show. It’s important that magicians come up with new ideas to keep their different audiences entertained. While everyone loves a classic trick such as “Sawing a Lady in Half”, they are more amazed by tricks that they have never seen before.
To conclude, magic will continue to evolve into the next 15 years just as it has in the previous 15 years through the constant changes that magicians are incorporating into their acts. By magicians making these changes, keeping their acts up to date, and coming up with new and amazing tricks, they are able to keep the magic industry alive and continue amazing the hundreds of people in their audiences.
As said before, the reason for the magic industry continuing to grow as it has in the past is purely down to the amazement that it brings to the audiences.
Duncan William has been performing magic and mind reading for the last 15 years. Here he looks at why, magic, over that same period has been so popular. For more information or to enquire about booking Duncan, please do not hesitate to contact him on 07934 856 696 or email him on firstname.lastname@example.org.