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The Empire of Enchantment: The Story of Indian Magic – John Zubrzycki in conversation with Sanjoy K. Roy
November 7, 2019 @ 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
India’s association with magicians goes back thousands of years. Conjurors and illusionists dazzled the courts of Hindu maharajas and Mughal emperors. As British dominion spread over the subcontinent, such wonder-workers became synonymous with India. Western magicians appropriated Indian attire, tricks and stage names; switching their turbans for top hats, Indian jugglers fought back and earned their grudging respect. In this session, John Zubrzycki in conversation with Sanjoy K. Roy tells the extraordinary story of how Indian magic descended from the realm of the gods to become part of daily ritual and popular entertainment across the globe. Recounting tales of levitating Brahmins, resurrections, prophesying monkeys and ‘the most famous trick never performed’, Empire of Enchantment: The Story of Indian Magic vividly charts Indian magic’s epic journey from street to the stage.
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Subject to availability, tickets to individual sessions at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre will be available at the venue on the day for just $5.00 per person.