“Magic is the only honest profession. A magician promises to deceive you and he does.”
― Karl Germain
CARDS, COINS, & EVERYDAY OBJECTS
“Whether you’re shuffling a deck of cards or holding
your breath, magic is pretty simple: It comes down to training, practice, and experimentation, followed up by ridiculous pursuit and relentless perseverance.”
Chicagoland area magician Norman Frank Basile III has conjured the feat of merging the old ways with the new, plying the arts of stage, close-up, and walk around magic with equal proficiency.
Norman found his way to magic in childhood, when the challenge of amusing his friends was one he was determined to meet. Juggling, dancing, and mime were early skills he applied to his goal but eventually, magic presented itself as an option on the road to his destiny.
Once the flame was lit, it became inextinguishable as he incorporated his passion for magic into nearly every waking hour of every day. His commitment to practicing and learning tricks, dexterity, memorizing scripts, and audience interaction helped to sculpt him into the master illusionist he desired to be.
The years of experience he has logged has honed his talent to a degree that has drawn him primarily to street magic. With all the world his stage, he is able to perform at any time and any place, and the immediacy of interaction with the audience continues to inspire his hands to be quicker than the eye.
- Digital Wolf Magazine