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Rudong magicians to compete for title of 'World Magic Champion'


Updated: 2022-03-21


Zhu Mingzhu performs his original magic show Paper Plane. [Photo/WeChat account: zgntrb]

Two magicians from the Rudong Junior Acrobatic Troupe in Nantong, East China's Jiangsu province were recently invited to compete at the 28th International Federation of Magic Societies, local media reported on March 20.

The 28th FISM is expected to take place in Quebec, Canada, from July 25 to 30, and more than 2,000 magicians from 50 countries and regions have been invited to attend.

"It is quite uncommon for an acrobatic troupe to have two magicians admitted into the competition," said Zhou Wangdong, head of the Rudong Junior Acrobatic Troupe.

Zhu Mingzhu will perform his original magic show Paper Plane at the competition. This is his second time that he has taken to the stage and in 2018, Zhu became the only listed magician from the Chinese mainland to perform at the FISM held in South Korea.


Ding Yang performs her magic show Moonlight Doves. [Photo/WeChat account: zgntrb]

Another magician, Ding Yang, secured gold at the 11th Shanghai Magic Festival in 2019 with her magic show Moonlight Doves, leading to her being admitted to the 28th FISM.

Zhu's magic employs hundreds of colorful paper planes and more than 30 magic tricks, while Ding's performance is improved from her former work with fewer doves and more magic tricks.

Founded in 1948, FISM is one of the most respected organizations in the world's magic community and currently has more than 80 member organizations and about 50,000 members from 50 countries and regions.

FISM organizes a worldwide magic convention every three years, with the most talented magicians from all over the world competing for the title of "World Magic Champion".