Penny Burke, director of Northampton's Center for the Arts and one of First Night Northampton's
organizers, says Ed has become a First Night Tradition in the five years he has been performing
here. "He's probably our most popular act. He has a following, people love him and they're disappointed
if they can't get in to see him." -- Click the photo to enlarge.
Ed was featured in an article on "What Makes Kids Laugh" in the November 2008 issue of Wondertime Magazine (a disney publication).
Click the picture to view a copy of the September, 2002 article in Parenting Magazine that
quotes Ed's advice on children and parties. Be sure to read the article about Ed that appeared in a
2001 issue of M.U.M., the official publication of the Society of American Magicians!
Hi, my name is Ed Popielarczyk. I am a comedy magician and balloon sculptor. What started
out as hobby many years ago turned into my profession. I have been performing
for over twenty five years!|
Ed Popielarczyk is a professional
magician, balloon twister,
entertainer. Ed takes a lot of pride in bringing smiles to his friend's faces. Whether he is performing
a magic show or making a balloon creation, he is entertaining. The magic in what he does is not making a big duck riding
a motorcycle out of balloons or fooling someone during a magic show, but the laughter that it brings.
That is the TRUE MAGIC!!
On This Site:
Ed's philosophy on performing magic is to entertain first and to amaze second.
As long as everyone is laughing and having a great time he has met his goal and yours!
Ed's Balloon sculpting has been the hit of many events. His amazing balloon sculptures and his
special way of interacting with each child (and adult!) make it a special experience.
Ed also teaches balloon sculpting workshops for kids. Balloon safety, the different balloons
that can be used, how to tie a knot in the balloon, and how to make assorted balloon animals. For repeat
participants Ed teaches more advanced sculptures such as airplanes, hats, flowers, and much, much MORE!!!
AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION is a MUST in my show because the kids help to make
the magic happen! I get everyone involved by wiggling fingers, making magical
waves with their hands, or yelling magic words.
I also teach magic workshops for kids. In my magic workshop EVERYONE RECEIVES
A MAGIC WAND, DIPLOMA, and MAGIC TRICKS to take home. We talk about presentation as well as the mechanics
of each trick. My magic workshops are for first graders - teenagers.
A Partial Listing of what Ed can do...
This is only a small example of the wide variety of performance situations Ed has done:
- Birthday parties
- Company outings
- Elementary schools
- Middle schools
- High schools
- Fairs and festivals
Park and Recreation Departments
Click here to view Ed's Schedule
E-Mail Ed for information on how to book him for
your next event or workshop.