KADAVRA MAGIC COMMUNITY is a unique community that legalized by PUSU in 9th June 2014. This community is focus on the field of Magic and Stage performances art which has a main vision to build a group of good quality young entertainer especially skillful magician. It was quite surprising when we (founders) try to establish this community at the beginning because actually there are so many talented Student in President University for this ancient art, furthermore there are also students that interested in magic. That then become the booster of our motivation to establish the place for them to share and learn more about magic.
Most of people still don’t believe in magic, moreover most of them think that magic is a kind of sorcery that involved to some sort of spirits or demons. That is also become our big mission to prove and show them that magic is exist, but it is for entertainment and there is no relation with some sort of black spiritual things. Magic is purely kind of skills that learnable by everyone.
In Kadavra Magic Community, we basicly learn the art of magic tricks and skills, but of course we have provided several concentration that can be chosen by our member. Magic art has been learned and improved since thousands years ago and that makes so many specific field of magic founded day by day. There are numerous of magic type in this world, such as mentalism, bizarre, illusion, escapology, cardistry, fakir, and many more. We (founders) decided to provide 5 most known magic type in Kadavra to be learned. Those are:
- Mentalism; this is the art of mind power. Mainly human being only use 20% of their brain capability in their life. In mentalism, we learn to maximize it until the peak level so the mentalism magician (mentalist) will be able to do such impossible things like mind reading, predict the future, telekinesis, etc.
- Illusion; this is one of the most favorite magic type because what can it does is very amazing things. It is about metaphysic that can make something float in the air, turn something into another thing, make something appear, disappear, and reappear, and many more.
- Close-up; like the name, this is a magic type that performed in the close-up (short range) position to the spectators. Usually this type of magic will getting involved with daily stuff such as coin, bills, can, bottle, pen, wallet, etc. this magic type is very realistic because the “magic things” happen right in the front of spectator’s eyes.
- Cardistry; this is the art of playing card. So many skill will be learned here such as flourish (art of mixing the cards), manipulation, card illusion, and many more. Even though it seems like kind of boring because we only play with decks of cards, but actually this is one of the most fun magic type because there are unlimited variations of skills and tricks in it, and everyone can possibly make the new one.
- Escapology; this is one of the oldest magic type. This is the art of escaping all kind of cuffs, chains, traps, ropes, ties, and everything in very short time. Houdini that known as “the father of escapologist” has proven that escapology is very fun and challenging magic because mostly we do some extreme action like try to escape from locked box that hanged in the high place with burning ropes.
In Kadavra, our method to learn Magic art is 20% theories and 80% practical. We have the gathering schedule once a week to do the sharing and learning activity. We will learn everything from the basic including public speaking, stage manner, body language, wardrobe, making properties, and the skills itself. We will also watch some of professional magician’s videos to see how they do all that stuff in real performances. Besides that schedule, we will also do practical in crowded place like restaurant, mall, food court, etc. We will show our skills to the visitors at those places for free just to train our skills and brave.
We also have several plans in our work plan to establish several event such as annual show in President University to show our progress in learning magic, make a magic seminar that will invite professional magician as the speaker, joining magic competitions, and many more. And we will always improve everything to reach our main vision.