Updates from America!

Greetings from America!

Decided to post some updates as i am at the halfway point of my “tour”, turns out this is going to be a long post :)

America has been awesome so far, I have completed shows in Chicago, New York and New Mexico and currently in Las Vegas awaiting my next performance.

First show always takes some nerves and i felt a bit of that on my first at the Magic Chicago Show, but all was good and it was an honour performing alongside Bill Cook and George A. Bradley.Managed to watch a great show “Cerebral Sorcery” by Francis Menotti and David london which set me off thinking of many ideas as well.

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The highlight in Chicago was being able to perform at the Chicago Magic Lounge, which was originally not part of the plan! I was just there to check out the place. And WOW,the exquisite, magical venue just breathes magic. If there is a place that is competing with magic castle to be the mecca of magic, this is it. I was asked to do a short bar set on the Thursday that i was visiting and the response was so well that the owner asked me back on Saturday to work the tables! There was so much magic history in Chicago that i learnt about in those few days, i wish i had more time! Going from a visitor to performing at the bar and doing the tables today, and hanging out with the guys at the backroom for an old style Chicago magic session, Chicago was a great experience.

Here are some photos from the lounge:

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New York was interesting, the city of business and happenings. I performed on the Monday Night Magic Show as a special guest alongside an extraordinary cast including Peter Samuelson, Alex Boyce and Todd Robbins who was the host for the night. Performing in theatres has taught me a lot in terms of staging and technicalities of theatre , as we do not have many theatres back home that we can easily have regular magic shows, as of course watching the other magicians take the stage with their acts. I only had a couple of days in New York, so i mainly visited Times Square and The Statue of Liberty, and Tannen’s magic shop! Tannen’s is one of the best magic shops around, i managed to catch up with Magick Baley and hang around the shop to soak in the New York Magic Scene. I also managed to watch one of the deepest and most mind-blowing magic show i have seen. “In and of Itself” by Derek Delgaudio. In fact, it is so much more than a magic show. All i can is, if you get a chance to be in a city where the show is on, do not hesitate, GO FOR IT.

Here are some photos from New York:

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I only had 4 days in New York and flew down to New Mexico, Albuquerque.

My host at Albuquerque was Max Krause, he is a creator in magic and i managed to see many of his creations in action. Max owns a magic shop and theatre of his own and i performed 2 close up shows and 2 stage shows over my weekend there. Albuquerque is a small city but a beautiful one. The shows we had were intimate and a really fun crowd.

Some photos of the shop:

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And many thanks to Max for the hospitality!

And right now, i am looking forward to the rest of the trip and adventure!

Till next time, magically yours,
Ming Da

Ming Da’s Magic MAY-hem America ‘Tour’ !

And here it is, the long awaited news!

Firstly, i would like to say that I am not like a famous magician who can “tour” per say, so i am thankful for all the producers of these shows for having me on their shows! Will be performing 8 shows in Chicago, New York, New Mexico, Vegas, California , and LA! Exciting!

Here is the promo poster for the ‘tour’:

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I am extremely excited to share my magic and performance with the American public and also look forward to meeting many magicians and masters that i have only heard of but never met!

Here some links to the different shows and venues:

The Magic Chicago Show– 3rd May
New York Monday Night Magic– 8th May
Max’s Magic Theatre-10th May
Vegas Wonderground– 18th May
California Magic Dinner Theatre– 19th, 20th May
Bay Area Dinner Show– 22nd May
Magic Monday LA– 29th May

If you happen to be around any of the places, please do buy a ticket for the show! And drop me an email to let me know you will be there :)

Magically yours,
Ming Da

Starting from April- Restaurant Magic Triple Threat!

It is official!

Ming Da and his team of magicians will be performing weekly table magic at 3 new venues, starting this April!

Please do come on down to these places and bring your friends to enjoy a time of good food and entertainment!

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Here are the links and timings for the magic at each venue:
The Bark Cafe, Thursdays 8-10 pm
The Bedok Marketplace, Fridays 7-9 pm
Cafe Football Singapore Cafe Football Singapore 12- 2pm

April Schedule:
The Bark Cafe: 4th,11th,18th,25th
The Bedok Marketplace: 5th, 12th, 19st, 26th
Cafe Football Singapore: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

Ming Da will be on tour in America in MAY and another magician will be around.

Ming Da will still be performing 3 times a week at 555 Villa Thai, refer to this link for the schedule: 555 Villa Thai Magic Schedule

Updates!

Hi there all you lovely people!

Time flies and almost a quarter of the year is going to be over. It has been a busy few months since the start of the year and i had not have the time to sit down to write. So, here is a quick update of what i have been up to.

So what have i been busy with? Firstly, it will be shows. Have been really busy and will be so up till the end of next week. One of the fun shows was performing for a wedding in Krabi, Thailand! Look at photo of the beautiful scenery below (Just one of the many!):

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Other than bring busy with shows, i have been busy with a few projects as well, here it goes! I am really excited for a few things that will be unfolding in the next few months:

1) I will be performing weekly regular magic at 3 more new restaurant venues! Will be bringing a magical experience to these new venues :)

2) MAY-hem America Performance tour! I will be performing in various cities in America in the month of May, more details coming soon!

3) A brand new formal close up show, this will be a public ticketed event! Currently in the process of finding a venue and finalising the show.

Thats all for now, will be posting more updates on each of the 3 points above as the time draws nearer. Meanwhile, here is a short magic trick for you:

Magically yours,
Ming Da

Good bye 2016, Towards 2017!

And…. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Firstly, i really wanted to post something before 2016 ended but i was too busy with 3 shows on the last day. 2016 has been great and my busiest year so far. I can only imagine it getting better and will be working hard towards achieving new goals and milestones.

A big thank you to every direct client, repeat clients and event companies and partners for your support in 2016, more to come in 2017~
Thank you to every feature i got on both online and printed media: Vulcan Post, The New paper, BBC Radio, LOVE 97.2 , JTV

And lastly a special shout out to my regular gigs: Beer Market (Past) , 555 Villa Thai, and The Royal Albatross!

Some things to look forward to in 2017 include putting out a new show (maybe 2!), a possible new online series on another platform, and more international performances. Have received a couple of possible opportunities to go overseas, but nothing cast in stone yet, so we’ll see how it goes!

Here are some photos from my last days of 2016:

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Happy New Year! Stay Magical!

Magically yours,
Ming Da

Christmas and Countdown to 2017 on The Royal Albatross

Hi all!

Ming Da will be entertaining the guests onboard the Luxury Tallship Royal Albatross with his magic for 5 nights for their Christmas Special and Countdown to 2017!

Tickets are available for 21,22,23,24, 31 December.

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Tickets:
Get Christmas Special Tickets here

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Tickets for 31st December 2016: Here

It will be a night of luxury, good food and world class entertainment. Come and enjoy a once in a lifetime experience onboard!

Magically yours,
Ming Da

Keynote Speaking at Temasek Junior College Leadership Summit Camp

Hi all!

It has been a really busy period recently and i finally have time to do a new blog post.

I was recently invited as a guest speaker for the Leadership Summit organised at Temasek Junior College where i shared about my journey to being a professional magician. From my own experience and journey, i shared about the 3 elements that helped me to work towards my dream: Passion, purpose and perseverance.

Here is the full video of the talk:

After The talk, the students asked me some really interesting questions, and i did my best to answer them:

It was a really great experience going to back to school and talking to students and teachers. After all, i believe that students still have the opportunity to give their dreams a serious thought and i hope what i said have inspired them to start early and have the courage to go after their dreams!

Magically yours,
Ming Da

Featured on Vulcan Post!

Thanks Vulcan Post for this amazing article!

Magic is something that i am really passionate about and thankful that i can call it my work as well. Working hard in this craft that i love and hoping that one day i can fully do it justice as an Art Form. The articles covers almost everything about me, from how i started out performing, the business of magic, as well as my thoughts and hopes for magic. Have a read :)

A Professional Magician Since 2009, This 25-Year-Old NTU Grad Now Has His Own International Web Series

Mentioned in the article: JTV, Canvas Club, 555 Villa Thai , Mediacorp LOVE 97.2FM , Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Interview and performance on LOVE 97.2 live radio at Compass one

Hi all!

I had the opportunity to talk about my life as a magician and performed for the DJs and live audience on Love 972 at Compass One this week! It was a fun time and the DJs and crowd was very spontaneous and fun! I did a special magic effect for the DJs in celebration of the station’s birthday and also taught everyone there a simple coin trick.

Here are some photos from the event:

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The full interview and performance video:

I had a lot of fun and so did everyone there, hope you will enjoy it as well!

Magically yours,
Ming Da

New Episode of Black Magic on JTV!

Hi everybody,

The brand new episode of Black magic is out on JTV! This time i spent some time performing some street magic in Bristol as well as the StoneHenge, which is BEAUTIFUL!

Do watch and remember to like and share! :)

Currently working on some new ideas and ventures, so stay tuned! And come down to The Beer MArket on Wednesday to enjoy some close up magic! :)

Magically yours,
Ming Da