The Magic of Dynamo
On the spotlight in this week’s History of Magic is Steven Frayne, otherwise known as Dynamo. He has captured the imagination of so many people by introducing a new era in magic. He has been described as captivating, amazing, incredible unbelievable and perhaps – a real magician. He has also become a highly criticized performer for the extreme sort of magic that he does. Yet he has lifted the simple magic trick into a whole different class. Much of what he does is extraordinary and he has a great following among young people, magicians and older people alike. However his new style magic has stimulated interest, public commentary and discussion but this is not necessarily a bad thing.
Steven Frayne was born in December 1984 in Bradford in the U K and is of an age that he appeals to many. Most readers will be aware of the magic tricks he does, like walking on the River Thames, Hitching a ride on a London bus, shoving a mobile phone inside a bottle, removing jewellery through a glass topped case and his numerous levitations. Aside from these feats, he is a very accomplished sleight of hand magician especially with playing cards and coins. His interest in magic was a gradual one that has resulted in numerous television series such as ‘Magician Impossible; films and BBC shows, as well as numerous overseas shows and engagements in many countries. He is performing previously unseen magic tricks.