Thursday, April 14, 2011

Chinese Magic

We are all familiar with Magic from the west and the form of magic from th likes of magicians (sometimes called illusionists) like Houdini, David Copperfield and many others. We often refer to magic as 'the hand is faster than the eye'. In reality the hand is not really faster than the eye. The skilled magician draws the audience attention to where he wants it at a specific instant. The success of magic lies in the ability to create illusions that have the appearance of reality.

Chinese magicians ares really a class of it's own. In this magic show performance which was part of the Lunar New Year Show 2011, you see this incredible feat of commanding gold fish in a tank to swim in formation. Later a painting of gold fish is transform to live ones. You watch before your very eyes the fishes swimming from the painting into a fish tank and come alive. This is done without the usual suspicious props. It's miraculous!


  1. Thanks for sharing. This is very interesting.

  2. I sent the link to my friends and one of them told me that this guy was exposed. He inserted magnets into the fish or something like that. It created an uproar among the animal rights activists. Wonder if anyone can confirm this.

  3. Your friend is right about the accusation and uproar but I haven't heard about any exposure or proof to back up the accusation.