Saturday, 10 October 2009


If you enjoyed seeing the great Arturo Brachetti on this blog the other week, I thought you might like to know a little more about this amazing artiste.

Brachetti was born in Turin in 1957 and is one of the fastest - if not the fastest - quick change artist in the world, able to change from one costume to another in a matter of seconds, often by throwing a sheet up and completely changing costume by the time it falls. In his current show Arturo performs no fewer than 80 characters in one evening.

As a child, he frequented a seminary where he encountered a young priest whose hobby was magic and who taught Brachetti many magic tricks which he frequently incorporates into his dazzling routines.

Here's the mercurial master of illusion demonstrating his incomparable skill and matchless wit...

Pure genius!

And finally, Arturo proves that BLACK is WHITE...

Visit the Brachetti website to read more about the amazing art of Arturo

1 comment:

Rob Cox said...

Mandy & I saw Arturo's full show at the Edinburgh festival several years ago and it was one of the highlights of our visit. What impressed me was the sheer variety of what he offered and his incredible interaction with the audience. The show was a sell-out and rightly so!