Abracadabra! Student magic club now on BYU campus
Magic is a very unusual field of work – the kind of thing people see in movies but usually don’t see around every day. At Brigham Young University, some friends took their performing skills and tricks to the BYU Student Association and started a magic club called Abracadabra
Each magician has a different focus — some use mostly cards and slight of hand while others employ mentalism to read their audience members, and still others make objects appear between their fingers.
Many of the club members have been performing magic for years as time and practice is key to a good performance. Muscle memory and continuous practice makes for swift movements and effective slight of hand.
The club advertises to recruit new members, welcoming anyone who wants to learn magic, whether they are a beginner who can’t shuffle a bridge or hobbyists who can do swing cuts and triple lifts all over the place.
The club meets weekly to practice tricks, improve techniques and learn from one other and the brilliant examples of today’s magicians. The club’s goals are to “enhance the art of magic and illusion” and to provide family-friendly entertainment for the Provo area community.
Abracadabra plans to do several shows this spring featuring a variety of tricks from cards to strait jackets and mind reading. Abracadabra invites anyone in the Provo area to come in for a show and students in the area to join in on the fun and learning.
To learn more about clubs on BYU campus, check out clubs.byu.edu and find out what Abracadabra is up to next. The club can also be found on Facebook.
A new club at Brigham Young University called Abracadabra aims to help members improve their magic skills and provide magical entertainment for the community.