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What are Close Up Magicians? Information and definitions via the web: 

Most of what is commonly termed ‘street magic’ these days is really just another form of close up magic. I’ve always loved it and know that a lot of professional magicians who make their living at it, love close up magic as much as their audiences do. 

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It is in some ways one of the hardest forms of magic to master but I would still recommend beginners to start with it. 

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Why a close up magician? 

Because it is the best training ground for seriously developing your magical skills and is the most likely genre of magic to bring you a real, living income if eventually you want to go the professional route. 

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Another advantage is that it requires very little in terms of props and nothing at all in terms of staging and lighting effects. It can cost you practically nothing to get started.

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But first, what is a definition of a close up magician? 

In a way, the name says it all. It is the art of performing magical illusions right up in front of people, usually no more than a yard away from them, often even closer. Frequently the business of close up is not just a thing that the audience passively watch but involves them in a very direct and intimate way. The magician even causes productions, vanishes, transpositions and transformations to occur right in the hands – and in front of the eyes – of an audience member. So it is tactile and intimate as well as visual. 

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Needless to say it is therefore one of the single most powerful genres of magic there is. A skilful close up worker really gives the impression that s/he can perform miracles.

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