Israeli magicians perform their latest illusions on Israel Railways

The two performers treated some 100 passengers en route from Kiryat Motzkin to Tel Aviv.

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May 30, 2018 16:52
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Magician Hezi Dean does magic for passengers on a train ride to Tel Aviv.

Magician Hezi Dean does magic for passengers on a train ride to Tel Aviv.. (photo credit: SARAH LEVI)

Israeli Magicians, Hezi Dean and Nimrod Harel have found a new venue for their acts - the Israel Railways.

The two performers treated some 100 passengers en route from Kiryat Motzkin to Tel Aviv to an evening of fun and magic in a series of in-train entertainment: ‘Fun Experiences on the Way.’

In order to accommodate the narrow space of the train, there were two cars assigned for passengers attending the show that accompanied their trip to Tel Aviv and each performer took turns doing their acts in each car.

Nimrod Harel, is best known as a ‘perception artist’ and mentalist offered up a lively 30 minute set involving plenty of audience participation that including guessing numbers, names of passengers and he even correctly figured out the name of a teenage passenger’s first love.

Hezi Dean is a self proclaimed “extreme magician” who combines street magic tricks with sophisticated illusions.

Working with the crowd, he charmed the audience with his humor while mystifying them with illusions including spitting out a string of paper clips after distributing them to selected passengers who handed them to him before he swallowed the paper clips.

The passengers were generally diverse but the prevailing majority were definitely families with their kids in tow - some magic enthusiasts were also among the group; before the train arrived at the Kiryat Motzkin train station, one boy drew a small crowd of waiting passengers by performed a few card tricks.

“Fun experiences on the way” has been around since early this year and previous events included a cooking presentation from Israeli chef Shaul Ben Aderet, of Tel Aviv's Blue Rooster who prepared and served a tasting menu on a Tel Aviv bound train from Haifa in February.

And most recently, Comedians Ben Ben Baruch and Shlomi Koriat performed their comedy routines for passengers in what the railroad called a ‘stand-up’ car on May 1.


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