By Luke Voogt
Highton seven-year-old Isabella Bingham has dreamed of appearing – and disappearing – onstage with magician dad Dazzling Dan the Magic Man since she was a toddler.
“When she was little, she would try to run onstage during my shows – she definitely loves the spotlight,” Dan told the Independent.
Dan spent months of unsuccessfully trialling new magic online during COVID-19, until he discovered Isabella was the missing link.
“It wasn’t till I started rehearsing with Isabella that everything felt fresh,” he said.
“The show just kept getting better and better the more we played around.”
Isabella acted as a “proxy” online for kids who Dan used to invite onstage from the audience in his shows pre-pandemic, he explained.
Much to Isabella’s delight, she has become a regular part of his online gigs.
“I like how funny and silly he is,” the chirpy youngster said.
“Magic tricks are fun to do and I like getting tricked by new magic tricks. I think my dad is one per cent better than me.”
For information: www.dazzlingdan.com.au/gig-guide.