The Power of Science and Magic: Magician Bill Blagg Educates 500 3rd Graders at the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts

Magician and Illusionist Bill Blagg visited the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts in Manistee last week to educate over 500 3rd grade students on the power of magic and science.

Bill Blagg explains, “Magic doesn’t exist without science. We form the foundation scientifically of what we all understand and agree and then we shatter it. And in that moment of being shattered we break that boundary of illusion and it’s a great opportunity to inject education at the same time.”

These students aren’t just being entertained, they’re being inspired and learning. Bristol, a 3rd grade student from Kennedy Elementary explains, “I love that you can make things happen that’s not really-that you can’t really make happen. You can learn some stuff that you’ve never learned before.”

For Bill the word magic has multiple meanings. “It’s the things I perform on stage but at the same time magic for me is the experience I have getting to do a show like this.”

This special educational program is a way he can give back. He hopes the students leave the performance excited to learn more about science and the ways it can trick our brain.

“They’re learning and they’re having an incredible time and some fun. I mean we just had 500 kids screaming hypothesis… Like they are so excited,” says Bill Blagg.

One thing in the show that was not an illusion was how much Bill truly loves what he does. “I’ve found Bill to be a really passionate person who actually believes what he’s doing is inspiring kids to follow their dreams,” says Xavier Verna, the Executive Director at the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts.

If you want to learn where you can catch one of Bill Blaggs upcoming shows, click here. 


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