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Dynamo - how does he do it?

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Grannyknot Fri 27-Dec-13 14:31:07

I've never really been taking by 'illusionists' or 'magicians' but I really enjoy watching young Dynamo - I love his style of 'street magic', his unassuming personality and the effect he has on people; and his tricks are unbelievable, beyond amazing.

Now I'm wondering - how does it work? He can't mass hypnotise the crowds, surely. He puts mobile phones inside bottles, he levitates, he erases tattoos with his fingers! He makes the wings of the angel on the back of playing card flutter. He blows on the sand and recreates an image that a bystander has drawn on a sheet of paper. How the heck does it work? Serious question. smile

newist Fri 27-Dec-13 15:27:49

I agree Grannyknot like your self I have never liked so called magicians, but he fascinates me, every thing he does is apparently on show, and in the open, nothing seems to be hidden from view, I love watching him

Anne58 Fri 27-Dec-13 15:29:35

Not a clue, but I agree that he is very good!

Must admit I do really enjoy some of the magic/illusions around today. A few nights ago we watched a programme from the Apollo theatre that was all just illusionists. It was such good television, very riveting and a real "how on earth did they do that?" effect.

Did anyone else see it?

shysal Fri 27-Dec-13 15:39:09

I have recorded the programme for GCs, phoenix, glad you enjoyed it. GS6 loves performing tricks (badly), but has not mastered slight of hand yet!

Grannyknot Fri 27-Dec-13 15:40:11

No phoenix but I might look for it on catch-up.

Anne58 Fri 27-Dec-13 16:09:55

Definitely worth watching IMO, look out for the chainsaw one!

Shysal did you watch it yourself?

absent Fri 27-Dec-13 22:11:35

Not all the admiring crowds who cluster round him are strangers, for a start.

Grannyknot Fri 27-Dec-13 22:39:52

But absent the most recent programme I watched was him touring the informal settlements in South Africa, and I actually watched out for people who may have been in on it, but from the genuine reactions and in fact the uncertain participation of the people in the crowd, I don't think anyone had been briefed. Unless I am being really naive.

But of course I realise e.g. he couldn't have walked on the Thames. Some say that the police boat who intervened was a fake too. Also I do sometimes get the impression that there is a lot of editing.

He's just so darn good though.

Grannyknot Fri 27-Dec-13 22:41:12

My grammar is a bit off there, should be police boat that intervened (I think).

absent Fri 27-Dec-13 22:43:42

If a magician doesn't know how to deceive his audience Grannyknot, he's in the wrong business.