Viet Nam?s Magicians Left Out of Spotlight

 

 

There is a strangely negative article in the Viet Nam News this morning.  The article?s tone seems bizarre to one, like me, outside the small world of international circus competition. 

 

It must be the translation into English but the article?s theme reads as: ?Viet Nam?s circus industry is boring, its skills are unappreciated by all other circus performers, its magicians are ignored even though they are as good as David Copperfield, the only thing new it has to offer are costumes ? and even they are not that impressive.? 

 

And this is the official news organ of Viet Nam.  Who knew?   If you had asked us the state of Viet Nam?s circus competition entries, we would have guessed it was probably not bad and maybe even pretty good.  Well, now we know. 

 

Magicians Tony Quang and Lan Dai of Ho Chi Minh City will present their magic act featuring their ?favourite attraction, hypnotising a girl, which won them a silver medal in the last contest.?

 

Despite the negative vibe from the News Service, Mr. Quang is optimistic and positive, sort of.  ?Such an international playground is a golden chance for us to show off our talent, and also to secure Viet Nam?s global circus reputation. We need an official organisation to gather promising magicians. Unlike other magicians, who may hide their skills, I have lots of experience and materials to share with colleagues and to train new performers.”

 

Mr. Quang told the reporter Viet Nam?s magicians needed the state to provide ?proper investment and care? to bring them along.  With this assistance, Vietnamese magicians would seem on par with those from the west.


 

 

There is a strangely negative article in the Viet Nam News this morning.  The article?s tone seems bizarre to one, like me, outside the small world of international circus competition. 

 

It must be the translation into English but the article?s theme reads as: ?Viet Nam?s circus industry is boring, its skills are unappreciated by all other circus performers, its magicians are ignored even though they are as good as David Copperfield, the only thing new it has to offer are costumes ? and even they are not that impressive.? 

 

And this is the official news organ of Viet Nam.  Who knew?   If you had asked us the state of Viet Nam?s circus competition entries, we would have guessed it was probably not bad and maybe even pretty good.  Well, now we know. 

 

Magicians Tony Quang and Lan Dai of Ho Chi Minh City will present their magic act featuring their ?favourite attraction, hypnotising a girl, which won them a silver medal in the last contest.?

 

Despite the negative vibe from the News Service, Mr. Quang is optimistic and positive, sort of.  ?Such an international playground is a golden chance for us to show off our talent, and also to secure Viet Nam?s global circus reputation. We need an official organisation to gather promising magicians. Unlike other magicians, who may hide their skills, I have lots of experience and materials to share with colleagues and to train new performers.”

 

Mr. Quang told the reporter Viet Nam?s magicians needed the state to provide ?proper investment and care? to bring them along.  With this assistance, Vietnamese magicians would seem on par with those from the west.

 

“I do the same magic tricks as David Copperfield, like making the Goddess of Freedom or the Great Wall disappear and then reappear,” he boasted.

 

We didn?t choose the ?he boasted? portion of the above quote.  That came from Mr. Quang?s own national news service. 

 

Bizarre. 

 

Read the article here.

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