Mastering magic skills


Ghupi wants to share his love of magic.
Ghupi wants to share his love of magic.

The South African escapologist moved to WA in 2010 and has performed death-defying stunts all over the world, including the United States and Europe.

Last year he performed an escape called ‘Anchored’ in which he jumped into the water at Hilarys Boat Harbour on a 10-metre chain – unpicking a handcuff lock and undoing the chains with just one breath.

Now Ghupi is looking to pass on the magic of performance to other aspiring entertainers.

“Learning magic tricks not only entertains others but it can also develop confidence in young children,” he said.

“Performance skills build confidence and that is an important part of life in school, work or personal relationships.

“A lot of children these days have a fear of public speaking or suffer from a phobia. They may have a learning disability such as dyslexia or low self-esteem, low confidence or depression and, from personal past experience, I know that magic can change your life.”

The master class will be held on Saturday, January 23, at the RSL Hall on Kintail Road and is open to children aged eight to 14.

It costs $25 and runs from 9am to noon including a 30-minute performance from Ghupi. For details or to register, visit www.perthmedia.com.au/events .