Andrew Klazinga is back

2019-01-22 06:00
Andrew Klazinga

Andrew Klazinga

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Andrew Klazinga (29), a magician and mentalist from Constantia, is back with a far bigger and much better show called What You Don’t See and promises that it will be the best show yet for lovers of magic.

The shows premiers in three weeks’ time at the Alexander Bar on Thursday 7 February and runs until Saturday 9 February. The cost is R90 per person pre-booked or R100 at the door.

This one-man show has also been accepted into the 2019 National Arts Festival in Makhanda (Grahamstown) and Klazinga hopes to take it to the Cape Town Fringe Festival this year.

His debut solo show called If I Really Did Have Powers (“Local appears in first solo show”, People’s Post, 3 October 2018) left a lot of people calling for more, hence his decision to do another show.

“This show is an evolution of the first one and people will really enjoy this one. I go into the future and predict stuff. This is really different from the first one. I have grown,I have experience and I’m excited for this one. This show is for everyone and it will blow a lot of people away,” he says.

Klazinga has no doubt that he has mastered the art of magic as he has been doing it for over 16 years. It all started when he went to a party and saw a magician. In a previous interview with People’s Post he said: “When I was young I went to a party and there was a magician there. I was thrilled with his magic and I just knew that is something that I wanted to do. I asked him where he learnt it and he said at the College of Magic,” he said.

That is where his journey began. After seeing a lot of his friends doing solo performances, he also decided to do one and it went well.

Despite being an introvert, he says when he takes to the stage he is happy and confident. “I feel like I’m larger than life. You wouldn’t say I’m an introvert. I really love what I become on stage and I’m glad that people really love it. People don’t really go to theatre and when they see me perform they already ask me for the next show,” he says.

Creativity runs in his blood. Apart from studying magic for six years, teaching at the School of Magic and doing photography, he also runs his own company. “I just can’t sit still. The fact that I’m an introvert also helps me to get things done. I’m a graduate of the College of Magic where I lectured for six years and earned my Silver Medallion Award for my first one-man show. I’m also a member of the 85-year Cape Magicians Circle where I won the 2018 contest and member of the year. I’m also part of the Cape Town Magic Club and have been featured in their last two years of runs at the Waterfront and Artscape. I also write articles about magic for magic.africa and have their most viewed article. I just love keeping busy,” he says.V For more information call Andrew Klazinga on 083 309 5484 or go to https://alexanderbar.co.za/show/andrewklazinga2019/ for tickets.

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