Battle of the wands


Before the event took place more than 40 street-magic performances by young students of the College of Magic were presented to guests in the theatre’s foyer.

But it was the stage contest that really blew guests away. Six teens, offering unique displays of their magic, fought it out in the theatre for the coveted title of Junior Magician Champion.

Presented with the wonderful opportunity of showing off their skills in front of a packed crowd, Anele Dyasi (15), Vuyolwethu Foslara (16), Kabelo Moreheng (17), Alex Paterson-Jones (17), Adam Schroeder (16) and Siyanda Tofile (18) left the audience in awe as they displayed their burgeoning talent.

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In the end, Adam won first place in the stage contest after competing against the other five finalists; Siyanda was runner-up.

Adam amazed the audience and the judges with his magical act! Pretending to be an orchestra conductor, he expertly handled instruments, milk and multiple appearing and disappearing bottles.

The audience, mostly consisting of young kids, was suitably impressed. And it comes as no surprise, as Adam was the joint runner-up at the championships last year.

The event is hosted annually by the College of Magic, Cape Town’s only magical arts organisation which has been training adults and children in the art of magical theatrical performance since 1980.

Sam Burrows Photography

For more information about the College of Magic, go to or call 021-683-5480.

- Faiza Mallick

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