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Korea...

Posted: March 7th, 2018, 4:02 pm
by Mahdi Gilbert
My good friend Charming Choi is leading the close-up magic scene in South Korea. I met him in 2012 at Escorial in Spain. I was shocked by what a great magician he is. Charming, funny, and extremely likable. He charmed us all. We stayed in touch and he invited me to come to Korea to share my magic with his people. At first I was a little nervous as I had never been to Asia before then but I said Yes and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life.

Unfortunately I cannot post the whole episode on Youtube but SBS gave me permission to upload some videos of my performances so please enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uojyD_ixtTw



Re: Korea...

Posted: March 7th, 2018, 6:18 pm
by MagicbyAlfred
Fabulous Mahdi, you and Charming (who does justice to his name) make a great team (next Penn & Teller?). And fantastic reactions from a super-responsive audience filled with people unafraid to have fun and to show their emotions! I can see why you are happy you accepted Charming's invite!

Re: Korea...

Posted: March 7th, 2018, 6:33 pm
by performer
I thought it was an L and L audience at first!

Re: Korea...

Posted: March 7th, 2018, 9:04 pm
by Tom Gilbert
Nice job Mahdi.

Re: Korea...

Posted: March 9th, 2018, 12:30 pm
by Mahdi Gilbert
Charming Choi is really one of the great magicians alive today. What he has done for magic in his country is unbelievable and the audience absolutely loves him.

I've only seen him perform close-up but he also tours with a big show all over his country. Really hope more people get to know about him and his magic. Such a pleasure to work with and spend time with and South Korea is a stunningly beautiful country.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF_2NrUaQM4



Re: Korea...

Posted: March 22nd, 2018, 1:49 pm
by Mahdi Gilbert
Another great clip from the program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEDVRx_jpW4&

Re: Korea...

Posted: March 22nd, 2018, 4:44 pm
by performer
Well, it certainly proves the old adage that the best tricks are the ones that happen in the other person's hands!

Re: Korea...

Posted: March 24th, 2018, 8:47 pm
by Mahdi Gilbert
I have found very, very simple effects are extremely powerful if you engage the spectator the right way.