Adeline is one of the rare few female magicians, not just in Singapore, but in the world. Having been in the magic industry for 10 years, Adeline worked up from performing kids and family shows, to corporate shows and then to illusion shows. Having been enchanted by illusions from young, illusions had been the dream and Adeline is now performing illusions!
Having started her own company in 2016, Adeline is now the illusionist in her own company Artful Deceptions Media & Entertainment alongside with managing a stable of magicians.
Q: Tell us why Adeline is the preferred magician/illusionist?
A: An illusion show is a culmination of illusion performance, sound and lights. I believe in making show that the show is an all rounded spectacle, and will work with the Event Company or client to ensure a best experience for the event. Being trained in sound, lights and performance, my show encompasses all aspects to bring about the best theatrical experience under an event setting.
Q: How do you differentiate yourself from other magicians?
A: As a female illusionist/ magician, I believe the difference is apparent! :p Besides being a female in a male dominated industry, I truly believe in magic being a philosophy in life, where the world is unlimited with possibilities to explore. I specialize only in corporate shows and no longer perform for kids. However my experience in the kids and family market gives me an edge in my ability to communicate to audience and guests across all ages and nationality.
Q: What are the challenges faced by a female entertainer that will typically not be encountered by your male counterparts?
A: Many times a female entertainer would be judged not based on their technical magic chops but just on looks and appearance. Besides that, there are times when event support crew would not take my requirements seriously, but I have overcome that by making sure I’m knowledgeable about technical support.
Q: Who is the most famous person you have ever performed for?
A: Hmmm…. Can you keep a secret?
So can I! Unfortunately I can’t disclose the name… however, I’ve had the chance to perform to celebrities like Bobby Tonelli and Alaric Tay and more. Honestly though, no matter who the audience is, I’m happy if they enjoy and love the magic!
Q: How many shows do you do a year?
A: That’s not the right question to ask… the right question should be: how much do you make a year??? (which unfortunately I can’t answer!)
Q: Your largest ever show?
A: That would have to be in India Mumbai I believe. I was booked for the McDowell’s Signature Derby and performed for over thousands.
Q: How did you normally prepare for your shows?
A: The usual rehearsals apply… and usually I do a projection exercise where I mentally see myself going through the entire performance. I also do a lot of breathing exercises to make sure I stay rooted and can focus on giving my magical 100%.
Q: Since it is not every day that a person encounters a female magician. What is the first thing people ask you the moment they find out about your profession?
A: Are you full-time?
Q: The greatest payoff for an entertainer is typically non-financial. What is the most rewarding part when you perform for others?
A: I actually started from a very selfish reason – magic was my harbour and I used it as a mean to escape from my physical reality. However, now I love just being able to make people smile, and believe in the impossible, even if only, for just that moment.
Q: Who inspire you to be a magician?
A: David Copperfield, J C Sum, Ning Cai.
Q: Have you ever been exposed before? What was the incident and how did you react to it?
A: Exposed? You mean magic or???
Q: What do you normally do when you are not performing?
A: I have a very wide range of hobbies. From reading to sports like swimming and rock climbing. These days I would generally be spending time with my parents.
Q: Magic tends to start off as a passion before turning into a profession. If you weren’t Adeline the Magician, what will you be?
A: I’d probably be Adeline the Forensic Scientist or Biologist. I hold an honours degree in Biology and have a deep interest in Forensics from young.