Israeli magician ‘floats in air’


Illusionist Hezi Dean baffles crowd in Tel Aviv as he appears to stand mid-air with one hand touching outer wall of Dizengoff Center.

Israeli magician Hezi Dean baffled a crowd in Tel Aviv on Sunday as he appeared to be floating in the air with one hand touching the outer wall of Dizengoff Center – the city’s main shopping mall.

Dean has come to be known as a daring illusionist in Israel. His resume of acts includes spending 64 hours in a large ice cube that was placed in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv and hanging on a burning wire at the Azrieli skyscrapers.

According to Dean’s public relations team, the act is an illusion that causes passerby to wonder how the trick is done.

A similar trick was performed by British magician Dynamo (Steven Frayne), who hung onto a London bus by one hand.

According to his website, Dean brought the extreme magic industry to Israel with his project called “Hezi Dean is about to die.”

The extreme magic industry is historically known to be the most radical form of magicianry and has been carried out by very few because of the high risks it entails.

Several magicians who perform these dangerous stunts have died while attempting to complete an act.

:: YNet