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People like to think there is magic in the world. When in fact, it's the human beings themselves that hold the magic.
Wang Qimo is such a man. Born in a poor family, the eldest son of the family worked his way up from nothing to become a famous magician in China. Now, Wang and his magic company from east Jiangsu Province has been invited by the Ministry of Culture to give a magic show in the capital.
Performing on a temporary stage in downtown Beijing, it's one of the most exciting moments for magician Wang Qimo. No matter how large or small the audience, he simply loves making magic. From farming fields in the countryside, to theatres in cities, that's how the son of a farmer built his magic world. Today, his favorite thing to do is surprise his guests with close-up magic.
|Wang Qimo on stage (File Photo)|
Wang Qimo said, "As an actor, I'm more excited to perform here in communities than that in theatres. I can get closer to the viewers. It's more relaxing and casual. It also helps to bring my best performance to the audience."
The magic show is one among dozens of free performances staged in Beijing since late June. Organized by the Ministry of Culture, some 20 private performing companies were selected from about 6,000 around China. With the Ministry's support, all the troupes are performing in theatres with low ticket prices, making them accessible to a wider audience.