A magical night filled with a spectacle of dazzling wonders, all in a bid to fight world hunger.
Contributed By Joyce Tan Wen Hui
|CN PHOTO: Kenneth Tan
On the evening of May 29, a team of six medical students from the National University of Singapore conjured up a spectacular magic show entitled PassionTM Magic Concert, in support of raising funds and generating public awareness for World Vision International.
Led by fourth year medical student Sin Yong (aka SYROS KYRANO), a seasoned magician with eight years of performance and event organizing experience tucked in his cloak, the two-hour mind-blowing production kicked-off with an astounding visual display before advancing to the graceful and mystical aspects of its craft.
Highlights of the concert, which took place at the esteemed Raffles Institution, included sessions of interactive magic combined with a tinge of passion and a graceful touch of sophistication. All these elements came together in the perfect concoction of ingenuity and entertainment, both essential ingredients for a perfect magical night.
The entire performance garnered enthusiastic response from the audience of of 270. Unlike traditional magic shows, Passion combined modern psychology with magic. The crowd was impressed by Syros’ unique blend of showmanship and charisma. Many were particularly enthralled by his magnificent card-throwing display.
Sin, who is also the director of Passion, shared that as a medical student requiring intensive concentration and focus on his studies, love for the craft and a heart for the less fortunate have kept his passion going the past eight years.
Proceeds of ticket sales went toward World Vision International, an international relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to the sustainable alleviation of poverty, to support its fund raising programs.
Sin explained his choice for the beneficiary of the magic show, “We want to benefit World Vision International as they’ve been doing great work in striving to eliminate world hunger, thereby, giving the less privilege children a renewed hope.”