Magic Allied Arts

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Performing arts that are allied to stage magic include ventriloquism, puppetry, juggling, escapology, quick-change, theatrical séances, mentalism, chapeaugraphy, hypnosis, circus arts, acrobatics, acting, choreography, dance, sword swallowing, gymnastics, music, singing, mime, fire-eating, storytelling, balloon sculpting and clowning. Magicians may use one or more of these allied arts in their performance.

Some professional magicians, such as Jeff McBride and Robert Murray, use martial arts, or their stylized movements, as part of their respective performances.