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How Magicians Use Close Up Magic to Defy Expectations

close up magic hands

By now, most people know that the secret to close up magic lies in misdirection. The term “misdirection,” does not just refer to getting people to look the opposite way while you fumble around with some sleight-of-hand. Misdirection can also refer to the way you guide your audience’s expectations through use of careful performance.

When you shatter these expectations, the audience becomes astounded – the goal of any true magician.

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