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Street Magic Vs Stage Magic

Magic has become a very popular source of entertainment. Some people love it because it amazes them; some hate it because they feel tricked. Regardless, magic is a beautiful art and it is broken up into 2 main sections.

Street Magic

Street magic has recently become very popular. Magicians like David Blaine and Chriss Angel are usually the names you hear when it comes to street magicians. Street magic lives up to its name, it is simply magic done on the street. A street magician usually doesn’t have a set audience; he walks around finding different crowds of people and performs a trick. The beauty of street magic is that is you never know what is going to happen and that’s always amazing. When have you decided to go walk on Broadway just to see a street magician perform? Unless you live in a magical world, probably never. Street magicians also work solo, as in they don’t have an assistant or somebody else that assists them with a magic trick. The most popular tricks a street magician will perform are playing card tricks, and the second most popular would probably be coin tricks. With that said, a street magician can virtually use any object or objects to perform a trick.

Stage Magic

Stage magic, like street magic lives up to its name. It is magic that is usually performed on stage. Famous stage magicians include David Copperfield and Lance Burton. Stage magic is usually the more interesting and complex one because it deals with ropes, mirrors, boxes, and even live animals. Stage magicians perform in a theatre in front of a live audience. Unlike street magic, when you watch stage magic, you are ready for it because you purchased tickets or decided to watch a free stage magic show. A lot of the time, stage magicians use assistants (usually beautiful ladies) to assist them with a trick. Sometimes they help them complete a trick, while other times they are there to misdirect the audience. Some stage magicians also use the assistance of fog machines and even video editing to make their magic. Many stage magic tricks or as the stage magicians like to call it “stage magic illusions” include cutting them self or somebody else in half, levitating, disappearing, making other objects disappear, making live animals appear and so on.

Both types of magic are beautiful in their respective manner and should be taken as a form of art and entertainment, and not a way of trickery and deceiving.


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