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Hail Dane the Great

Wednesday, 12th April, 2017

Dane the Great Magician is heading our way and will be in town performing shows this Easter. The traditional magician draws his magic from artists of early last century, but he’s got a few cards of his own up his sleeve. Dane the Great Magician is heading our way and will be in town performing shows this Easter. The traditional magician draws his magic from artists of early last century, but he’s got a few cards of his own up his sleeve.

By Kara de Groot

The magic is set to return to the city this Easter when Dane the Great Magician will work his trick at the Musicians’ Club and the South Library.

A traditional magician, Dane takes his cues from the classic magic shows of the early 1900s, but he isn’t afraid to mix it up with tricks he’s invented himself.

He’ll be showing what he’s got at the Musos’ on Saturday April 15, and said audiences should be prepared to expect the impossible and to see things that just don’t make sense.

“I’ve been studying magic since I was three and I’ve had my own company, and now I travel around Australia with my new show,” Dane said.

“I’ve been trained in traditional styles of magic by class magicians, but I’m also into inventing tricks and creating my own illusions.”

As well as the show, Dane will be teaching some of his magic to the younger generations at the South Library on Good Friday. 

“I’m teaching stuff for beginners, just to give kids a start and decide if they want to start practicing, so mainly card tricks,” he said.

“The workshop starts at 11am and it’s aimed at kids five and up. I’ll be teaching a few cool things they can do to impress their friends and family, and beyond.”

The workshop costs $15 and includes a deck of magician-grade playing cards for each of the children.

While Dane doesn’t often get to visit Broken Hill with his travelling show, he said he was glad to be back.

He was last in the Silver City for the Fringe Festival, which was when he got in contact with the Musicians’ Club to discuss putting on ‘one big show’.

“I really like it out here, it’s great, and it’s good to get out of the city,” Dane said.

“It’s great to give people some entertainment. Sometimes people just want to see something different,” he said.

He’s hoping Saturday’s show might spark an interest in magic among members of the audience.

“If Saturday’s show goes well I’ll be coming back next year and looking for somebody with their own talents to open the show.

“And if anyone has any event or opportunities for a magician, keep in mind I’ll be coming back next year.”

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