Lecture with Whit “Pop” Haydn
Thursday, September 29, 7 p.m.
Fantasma Magic, 421 Seventh Avenue, third floor (enter on 33rd Street)
Free for PA1 members,
Pop Haydn started out as a street performer in the 1960’s, and has worked all over the world in every type of venue. He is a seven-time Magician of the Year award winner at the Magic Castle. Pop will talk about the psychology and routining of magic. He will discuss the philosophical principles that underlie his approach to magic using his own original routines to illustrate his thinking. He will explain how to use patter to strengthen the effect of the trick and to develop humor out of the situation rather than through “lines” and jokes. The routines he will be discussing include both stage and close up magic, and are all award-winning routines designed for real world situations. He teaches useful principles, sleights and ruses that can be applied to any routine.
Four Ring Routine, Mongolian Pop Knot, and Six Card Trick
Chicago Surprise, Multiple Peeked Cards to Pocket, Specific Resonance, The Intricate Web of Distraction (color- changing knives)