Magic from the fringe

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS - Aaron Cor­lett

Vic­to­ria Park res­i­dent Pierre Ul­ric is ready to bring his brand of magic to the Fringe World Fes­ti­val dur­ing a series of per­for­mances.

WHETHER it’s bend­ing spoons or con­trol­ling peo­ple’s minds, Pierre Ul­rich likes to add some magic to his shows.

The Vic­to­ria Park res­i­dent and ma­gi­cian is hold­ing a num­ber of shows around Perth as part of the Fringe World Fes­ti­val.

“I’m ob­sessed by metal bend­ing, es­pe­cially in other peo­ple’s hands as I cre­ate hal­lu­ci­na­tions,” he said.

“I also like mind con­trol and mak­ing peo­ple do things – noth­ing dan­ger­ous – as they re­lax and let their imag­i­na­tions take over.

“I’ve been do­ing magic since I was 10, I was like many young kids but I stuck to it as an adult.

“I was a pretty shy kid but I got a kick out of the at­ten­tion and then it turned into an in­tel­lec­tual pur­suit and an ex­plo­ration of the hu­man mind.

“It’s about emo­tions and cre­at­ing an il­log­i­cal dis­con­nect in peo­ple’s minds for one sec­ond or for­ever.”

Ul­rich will per­form his show Fun­tas­tico at the Noo­dle Palace and the Rot­tnest Is­land Hall as well as Mys­ter­ies at the Maj at His Majesty’s The­atre.

“Fun­tas­tico is more for fam­i­lies but adults will en­joy it, it will in­volve strong magic with lots of vis­ual as­pects and au­di­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion,” he said.

Tick­ets to the shows can be pur­chased at https://www. fringe­

Pierre Ul­ric en­joys per­form­ing a num­ber of styles of magic, whether it is sleight of hand or con­trol­ling peo­ple's minds.

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