BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor -- Auto and Entertainment email@example.com
MAGICIAN Kemarch 'Wizard' Dodd is not content with pulling rabbits from a hat. He prefers illusions of a grander scale.
He was one of three magicians billed for Magic Madness held at MX3 Lawn in Negril, recently. The others were Andrew Campbell and Merrick Panton.
Dodd, 28, was pleased with his set. According to him, so was the audience.
"I gave them a show they will
never forget," Dodd told the Jamaica Observer.
The former Tivoli Gardens Comprehensive student, who describes his show as "clean, family fun" has his sights on a bigger showcase.
"I would want to do a reality series TV show. It would be like that of American magician David Blaine, where I would meet everyday people in the street and perform magic," he said.
Blaine is a renowned American illusionist who made his name as a
high-profile endurance artist and
Dodd says there are illusions he would love to do for a wider Jamaican audience.
"I could make a motor car disappear
in thin air," he said. "I have an arsenal
of illusions to keep that show going on for years."
Dodd says his love affair with magic began when he was 14. He said he would feed his desire by visiting the Tom Redcam Library in Kingston, daily.
"While visiting the library I read up on how to do simple magic like making coins disappear and reappear as well as simple card tricks," he recounted.
"I'm way past that now," he added.
His passion has afforded him the opportunity to perform at several North Coast hotels as well as in Grenada, Curacao, and Guyana.