Cosentino’s Guide to Becoming an Awesome Magician

AXN’s new magic series, The Elements: Cosentino, follows the escapades of Australia’s most successful magician, illusionist and escapologist as he travels to Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines and Taiwan to perform mesmerizing street magic and epic stunts. The four-part series is themed around the four elements – earth, wind, fire and water – and you can expect Cosentino’s unrivalled showmanship while he performs astonishing large-scale illusions and death-defying escapes. Each episode features special appearances by popular celebrities, including Singapore’s Aaron Aziz, Tabitha Nauseur and Sezairi and Malaysia’s Diana Danielle, Juliana Evans and Joe Flizzow.


If you have always wanted to be a magician, Cosentino has some tips for you:



Tip 1: Dexterity



Dexterity is the most important skill for any magician. To have nimble fingers and sleight of hand will take ten or even fifteen years to perfect. Still to this day, I practice my sleight of hand artistry by manipulating objects anytime, anywhere!





Tip 2: Control





As a magician, power and control is crucial. If you rule over the elements, then you can control everything, including your audience!

 Tip 3: Practice



Magic for me is an absolute obsession. As a teen, I would isolate myself in my room and practice my magic over and over again. You cannot be a great magician unless you like, and have the discipline, to practice. If you’re a singer and you hit a bad note, possibly somebody will hear. If you’re a magician, or an escape artist and you hit a bad note, you’re in the emergency room. Big difference.

 

Tip 4 : Always keep an open mind


Magic is an interesting art form. No matter what you do, it seems to surpass all cultural, social and economic backgrounds. If a person's floating through the air, it doesn’t matter what language you speak, it transcends. Always keep an open mind as you never know when inspiration strikes and what you will be able to learn

The Elements: Cosentino premieres 18 January and airs every Thursday at 9pm on AXN. For more information, visit www.AXN-Asia.com.

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