“It is not often left of field entertainments are created and provided locally which stand up to close scrutiny. This does. In every sense. The “ooohs” and aaahs” of the audience were real. The applause felt forced at first – but boy its sincerity increased and grew and became thunderous. The repartee between principal performer, Bodane Hatten, and the audience was delightful – not in a twee “isn’t that loverly” sense – truly engaging and involving and delighting.
The magic and technical aspects of the performance are frequently breath taking, especially the small and intricate material, but also the “wow scale” material” – Craig Wellington, review
“There’s plenty of variety, with sleight of hand, mentalism, card tricks, rope and hoop, cups and balls and some wickedly funny toying with an audience member’s money” – Robert Jarman, The Mercury
“Hatten is a clever, funny and charming performer who quickly has the audience on his side – even if he takes small, but affectionate bites out of them. He is one to watch and Nelson was privileged by his presence. Let’s hope he returns!” – Charles Anderson, Nelson Fringe Review
Description: Bodane Hatten, Magician
Bodane Hatten is a professional magician from Australia that specialises in stage comedy magic. An aficionado of classical magic routines Bodane is always looking for new ways to bring life to old tricks with a modern presentation for today’s audiences. The first stage show he co-wrote and performed in was Underground Magic in Hobart, Tasmania. Following the success of this show he was hired as the resident magician of Dracula’s Cabaret Theatre Restaurant on the Gold Coast, in which he performed an upside down straight-jacket escape on stage during the show Transfusion in front of 500+ people almost daily.
Bodane then started to produce and perform his own solo magic shows appearing at various festivals and corporate events such as Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Magic Festival, The Taste of Tasmania, Ellendale Busking Festival, Dark MoFo, Festival of Voices, Tasmanian Circus Festival, Coffs Harbor Busking Festival and Nelson Fringe NZ.
His highly interactive audience participation and witty personality also caught the attention of Australia’s Got Talent producers, which led to him to performing on prime time TV. His performance of the notorious Needle Swallowing trick was highly praised by all four judges.
AGT Performance Needles from Island Entertainment on Vimeo.