Different names of “Close Up Mentalism Show”

In close up mentalism show or in close up magic show artist performs standing close to the spectator. In a stage show mentalist or magician performs standing away from the audience. Close up show is quite popular format in the business of mentalism and magic. Across the world close up show are known by different names. But they all mean almost same thing. Following is the list of some of synonyms of close up show

  1. Close up Show
  2. Strolling Show
  3. Table Hopping Show
  4. Table to Table Show
  5. Mix and Mingle Show
  6. Street Show
  7. Freestyle Show
  8. Walkaround Show
  9. Up Close Show
  10. Micromagic or Micromentalism Show
  11. Intimate & Interactive Show

7 famous formats of magic shows

  1. Close Up magic show : performed for the audience close to the magician, and performer stands or sit at fixed place behind the table.
  2. Stand Up magic show (cabaret magic or platform magic) :  performed for a medium to large audience. Magician stands on a stage or platform at higher level than the audience
  3. Stage magic show : performed for large audiences, typically within a theatre or auditorium
  4. Parlor magic show :  performed for larger audiences than close-up magic and for smaller audiences than stage magic. In parlor magic, the performer is usually standing on the same level as the audience, which may be seated on chairs or even on the floor.
  5. Street magic show: performer walks freely and performs magic tricks not requiring any table or work surface
  6. Strolling magic show (Table Magic) : performer walks freely and performs magic tricks which may or may not require a table, a cubicle or any other work surface.
  7. Kiosk magic show: Audience comes to a performer who is standing at one fixed place or booth (kiosk), here audience keeps changing.

  – Amit Kalantri (Magician and Mentalist)