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Break Dancing Magician
Dubbed the ‘Magical Bones’ Richard is considered to be the most exciting talent to have emerged from the magic industry in recent years. Born and raised in South East London, the magician and dancer has been entertaining audiences for over 10 years.
Starting out his career as a professional hip hop dancer, he has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry including Madonna, Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, Plan B and is the featured dancer in the video of Mint Royals’ UK No. 1 hit single, ‘Singing In the Rain’. An exceptionally skilled break-dancer and a gifted showman Richard has gone on to establish himself as one of the most respected and prominent figures within the UK hip hop scene.
In December 2011 he produced and starred in the UK’s 1st hip-hop illusion show called the ‘Sleight Of Dance’. The show was a huge success and received a standing ovation from a sold-out audience on both nights. Now focusing primarily as a magician he has combined his love of hip hop culture with his passion for the art of magic to create a unique blend of innovative magic which he describes as a ‘soulful experience of astonishment’.
Close up magic is one of the most popular –and increasingly fashionable forms of entertainment in recent years. It adds an extra dimension to any function or event. Whether it’s a wedding reception, a corporate event or a private party, Richard’s incredible close-up miracles will enhance the occasion immeasurable. Richard will perform a mini show to each table or select group of people providing a warm and friendly atmosphere, while leaving your guests with an experience that they will remember for many years to come.
Richard’s unique stage show is performed for the audience as a whole; this is often employed as after dinner entertainment or during a large event. Richard brings elements of his unique illusion show the Sleight Of Dance, which theatrically combines magic & illusion with hip-hop dance and culture. The ‘Sleight Of Dance’ is a magical journey that appeals to all ages and the duration of the show is anytime from 7-20 minutes.
Our Artist Spotlight feature is where we focus on one of our performers, giving you the chance to find out more about the people behind the performances, and offering an insight into the world of entertainment bookings. Here’s our Artist Spotlight on Magical Bones – Break Dancing Magician:
Sue Harbottle got his career started as a hip-hop dancer, going to as many dance events as he could and taking part in several competitions as well. He easily moved on to doing music videos and live events as a specialist break-dancer and, being passionate about magic since an early stage, he also started adding magic visuals to his performance.
He got into b-boying(break dancing) by training on the streets with other dancers and learned magic by reading books from the library, from that he then started practising sleight of hand and manipulation.
Sue would advise aspiring artists to work hard at developing their core skills and also not to be afraid to take risks.
He recently joined us in performing at the Ents Forum Showcaseand Awards, and that was an experience he really enjoyed. Nevertheless, his best ever experience working as a performer, was with a show called ‘Afrika Afrika’. The show had over 100 artists, all from different backgrounds with a variety of skills, and the atmosphere on stage was always electric.
On the other hand, his worst experience as a performer was when he tried to do a back-flip on stage during a routine and… let’s just say his landing wasn’t so perfect!
Anyway, Sue says that his inspiration comes from the real world… How cool is that, feeling inspired the whole day long? Both from experiences he has been through, the music he listened to and by observing his surroundings.
“I admire several entertainers, but my favourite artist is the late Michael Jackson. He was a fantastic all round entertainer and always brought that sense of magic on stage.”
When we asked how he fits his work around his friends and family, he affirmed that it is quite flexible, most events happen in the evening so he usually has the day free to train and/or relax.
In the future he would like to continue with his stage act extending it into a 60 minute theatre production.
We wish you the best of luck and inspiration on making that dream come true, will be watching!!
¶ Entertaining audiences for over 10 years
¶ A professional hip-hop dancer
¶ Combines magic with hip-hop dance
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Magical Bones’s Previous Clients:
DR Martens FreeDM Directors Cut
Charles and Ko
Madame Jo Jo’s
Number 5 Cavendish
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