Magician Pierre bends over backwards to entertain


Magician Pierre Ulric: Prepare for a mind-bending experience at his Fringe World Shows.
Magician Pierre Ulric: Prepare for a mind-bending experience at his Fringe World Shows.

WHETHER it’s bending spoons or controlling people’s minds, Pierre Ulric likes to add some magic to his shows.

The Victoria Park resident and magician is holding a number of shows around Perth as part of the Fringe World Festival.

“I’m obsessed by metal bending, especially in other people’s hands as I create hallucinations,” he said.

“I also like mind control and making people do things – nothing dangerous – as they relax and let their imaginations take over.

“I’ve been doing magic since I was 10. I was like many young kids but I stuck to it as an adult.

“I was a pretty shy kid but I got a kick out of the attention and then it turned into an intellectual pursuit and an exploration of the human mind.

“It’s about emotions and creating an illogical disconnect in people’s minds for one second or forever.”

Ulric will perform his show Funtastico at the Noodle Palace and the Rottnest Island Hall as well as Mysteries at the Maj at His Majesty’s Theatre.

“Funtastico is more for families but adults will enjoy it; it will involve strong magic with lots of visual aspects and audience participation,” he said.

“I’ve done sleight of hand, pantomime, kids shows, vaudeville, minding reading, hypnotism and traditional visual magic.

“I moved to Australia from Canada in 1997 because my Dad got a job here and I’ve been here ever since.

“I like lots of guys, some underground acts, as well as people like Harry Houdini, David Blaine and Derren Brown.”

Tickets to the shows can be purchased at https://www.fringeworld.com.au/.

Funtastico

Where: Noodle Palace (19 Francis St, Perth)

When: January 22, 24, 25, 27, 28, 31 and February 1-3 at 6.20pm

January 29 at 3pm and 6.20pm

Where: Rottnest Island Picture Hall

When: February 4-5 at 3.00pm

Mysteries at the Maj

Where: Downstairs at His Majesty’s Theatre

When: February 7-11 at 6pm464437 Victoria Park resident Pierre Ulrich likes to bring in objects into his performances.