Children watching magic

Usually the children here at the orphanage are very energetic and a little rowdy at times (just kids being kids) which is hard when you’re trying to teach ten at a time how to vanish a ball. 

None of the children here have ever watched magic before so I showed them Yu Ho Jin’s incredible manipulation act and they were all completely mesmerized; literally silent and in awe the entire time; it really is a beautiful piece of magic. 

Following this they wanted to see some card magic so on I popped Ricky Jay and his 52 assistants and here they are all silent and enthralled –


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Brandon says:

    Out of curiosity, what was their reaction towards that show? As much as I love Ricky Jay’s performances, I’ve always thought of him as more of an acquired taste due to his verbosity.

    1. Kevin says:

      Only the older children watched it and they liked it. Although they couldn’t understand what he was saying half the time they liked the more obvious visual stuff – the card throwing, cups and balls and the multiple card revelation. Some of the more wordy pieces I skipped over.

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