GUIDE TO EXAMINATION
You will get all the help you need from the academy but here are a few tips to just think about when it comes to putting your routine together for the audition.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
Magical ability, technique and performance value
It is important you have something other than self-working tricks. However, it is also not necessary to attempt any difficult sleights to gain points. You are advised to include some moves or sleights but we suggest that these are ones that you can perform with confidence.
A flowing 10 minuite routine, stitched together with confident patter is what we are looking for. Show "your" personality in the performance and stay away from a copy cat performance of your favourite magician. Just be yourself.
If comedy or storytelling is your thing then work towards that. If you're a more serious performer use this to your advantage. As a magician, your main goal is to entertain people. Remember, you're not here to fool us.
Do not feel obligated to perform difficult tricks. Your audience will consist of fellow magicians. A personalised effect will be better thought of than one you have just copies from TV or social media.
We hope that these tips will help you prepare for becoming a member of the Middlesbrough Circle of Magicians
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GUIDE TO AUDITION
A quide on what you need to know about our audition process - with a few tips on how to pass.