An Evening of Wonders: Vitaly Beckman

Dates and Venue March 8-10 & 15-17, 2013 at 7pm and 8pm, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver

Reviewer Karen Fitzgibbon

What a spellbinding evening with Vitaly and his wondrous magic! Vitaly Beckman is a talented artist from Belarus, a landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south. He started practising magic at the age of 15 years. Vitaly presently lives in Vancouver.

During An Evening of Wonders, Vitaly makes spoons float and pictures appear and disappear on photographs. Tonight is fun entertainment at its best. It is such a healthy feeling laughing so much and with so many others. Vitaly makes drawings come to life. I will not tell you what, because that will spoil his secret, so you must attend the next show to find out. Vitaly has the audience eating from his hand with his easy and fun personality. Playing cards miraculously teleport themselves from one lady on the stage to another in the audience. A card comes out of a box of cards all by itself. (Probably with a little help from Vitaly.). His work is original, or at least nothing that I have seen before.

What I really liked about his show is not just the magic, but how he so easily involves the audience. They are much more willing to partake than in other performers’ shows that I have attended. My friend was chosen to go on stage, and I could tell she was petrified of not knowing what Vitaly had up his sleeve. (Nothing, his sleeves were always rolled up.)

According to the media release, Vitaly says, ”The realization of our dreams and the celebration of the human spirit is with the belief that we are only limited by our own imagination; the audience gets to experience the sensation that nothing is ‘impossible’ to get a glimpse of how life could be “if there were no limitations.”

An Evening of Wonders is supported by the Canadian Cancer Society. Part of the proceeds from the Abby Arts performance will benefit the society’s ongoing work.

I loved this evening, and you will too. It’s relaxing, friendly, mysterious and a place to ignite pure laughter that you may not have felt for a very long time.

An Evening of Wonders runs March 8-10 & 15-17, 2013 at 7pm and 8pm. Tickets and more info:

© 2013 Karen Fitzgibbon