Local appears in first solo show

2017-10-03 06:05
Andrew Klazinga is looking forward to his first one-man magic show this week.

Andrew Klazinga is looking forward to his first one-man magic show this week.

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Andrew Klazinga from Constantia lives for entertaining people through magic.

Klazinga is a magician and a mentalist, something he has been doing for about 16 years. And he is not about to stop anytime soon.

“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 says.

“I went to the college so that I could enrol but I was told I was too young. I waited for two years for me to enrol there. I just knew this was something that I wanted to do and I really enjoy entertaining people.”

He completed the six-year course. Since then he has performed in Zimbabwe and Nigeria. He is also a member of the Cape Magicians Circle.

“After graduating I taught at the college for six years part-time while studying Mechatronic Engineering at UCT. Currently I run a start-up I founded while spending my spare time performing mentalism and doing photography.”

Though he has been in the industry for so long he has never had his own show – until now.

Using psychology, illusion and some devious trickery, his show, If I really did have powers, takes the audience on a journey into a magical world where having powers of the mind appears to be possible. He will do quirky, jaw-dropping demonstrations that will make audience members laugh and gasp at the same time in his show which is part of this year’s Fringe Cape Town Festival.

“You will be mystified and amazed as you slowly start wondering whether the title’s ‘if’ should actually be there. It is going to be amazing. I’m really looking forward to it. I have never done a one-man show so I’m excited about this one. This show is a collection of all my experience and passions,” he says.

Performances are at the German Club, 6 Roodehek Terrace on Thursday and Saturday. Tickets cost R80 each. There are also performances at the Jolly Carp Organic Market, 38 Sasmeer Road, Retreat tomorrow and Friday. Tickets cost R50 each.


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