The Smock Alley School Of Magic

Magician Colm Dawson joins us once again for the Smock Alley School of Magic to share his knowledge of over years of magic and illusion with students.

Colm combines magic, illusion & comedy to be one of the funniest and most versatile entertainers, having performed internationally and in Ireland for Woody Harrelson, Ryan Tubridy and the President of Ireland as well as extensive work in Theatre and TV (Keith Barry, Brainhacker TV3).

The course is inspired by magicians like Dynamo, David Blaine and Derren Brown. With content devised by Keith Barry himself, it will prove to be an amazing week. Students will learn about all facets of the craft including street magic, stage shows and close-up routines. They will learn secrets of the trade that cannot be found online!

Each day will excite, inspire and surprise as they delve into card magic, mind reading, coin tricks, optical illusions, rope magic, science magic, levitation, balloon modelling, close-up & street magic. Phew.

The students will also learn about the important elements of a successful routine such as scripting and of course, showmanship!

By the end of the week, students will be equipped with the skills to amaze friends and family with their own show of around 10 scripted tricks that they will have learned and crafted over the 4 day workshop.

A video show-reel of the students performing their street magic will be produced over the course of the week, which can be shared with extended friends & family. Every student will also receive a personalised magic set containing professional quality playing cards & props to keep and re-use after the course has been completed.

Tue 21  – Fri 24 Aug10am-4pm in The Main Space

For ages 7-16. Children will be separated into age appropriate groups. No previous knowledge of magic is needed and age appropriate magic will be taught. Colm has extensive experience of working with and teaching children of all ages and is Garda vetted.

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