MAGICIAN DAZZLES KAR­RATHA CROWDS

Pilbara News - - Lifestyle - Ali­cia Per­era

Kar­ratha au­di­ences were held spell­bound by one of the na­tion’s top ma­gi­cians on Satur­day when Cosentino brought his live tour to town for two sold-out shows.

About 1000 peo­ple packed each show at the Kar­ratha Leisure­plex in­door bas­ket­ball courts, which were trans­formed with sta­dium seat­ing, dra­matic light­ing and a large screen, to be daz­zled by tricks from the renowned il­lu­sion­ist.

The per­for­mance saw Cosentino swal­low ra­zor blades, make one as­sis­tant lev­i­tate, saw an­other one in half and es­cape from a locked trunk in which he was also tied in a sack.

The grand fi­nale, in which the magician had to es­cape a strait­jacket and chains within two min­utes be­fore an axe swung at his cen­tre, was a par­tic­u­lar high­light that at the mati­nee show had chil­dren on the edge of their seats.

Cosentino re­lies strongly on au­di­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion in his shows and got sev­eral res­i­dents up on stage to be in­volved.

The magician last toured Kar­ratha in 2008 when he was still es­tab­lish­ing his ca­reer and be­fore achiev­ing rapid fame through win­ning Aus­tralia’s Got Tal­ent in 2011.

With an au­di­ence of about 2000, the Cosentino: Any­thing in Pos­si­ble Live Tour is be­lieved to be the big­gest theatre-style show the City of Kar­ratha has put on.

Pic­ture: Ali­cia Per­era

Cosentino works to es­cape a strait­jacket and pad­locked chains be­fore an axe falls as part of his fi­nal trick, Smashed.

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