Udupi: The Christian High School Ground is all set to witness the Buried Alive Escape Act by Worlds greatest Escape Artist Dean Gunnarson from Canada on February 21 at 6:00 pm. This event is being organized by Prof Shankar and Shankar Junior of Gili Gili Magic team Udupi.
Prior to the event, on Friday February 20, a road show was held in the city to inform the public about the ‘Buried Alive Escape Act’ by Dean Gunnarson. Gautham Pai managing director of Manipal Media Network ltd Flagged off the road show at Jodukatte. The road show passed through Jodukatte – Big Bazar – Old Taluk Office – Court Road – Diana Circle – K M Marg – Thriveni Circle and culminated at the service Bus-Stand.
Dean Gunnarson had arrived to the city on February 17. He was felicitated by Paryaya Shri Vidyawallabha Theertha Swamiji of Kaniyoor Math at Rajangana. On the occasion he performed a minor escape act which thrilled the audience. In this act Gunnarson’s hands and neck were tied with a chain, which was locked with three locks. But within minutes, Gunnarson wriggled out of the chains, to the audience’s applause.
On February 21 at 6:00 pm Dean Gunnarson will be buried 6 feet underground at the Christian High School Ground. He will be in this condition for 24 hours and will escape on 22nd February at 6:00 pm.
Dean Gunnarson had visited India in 2001 for the Gili Gili 2001 International Magicians Convention organized by the Shankars. He had performed a straight jacket escape at a height of 152 feet from ground level. This act was witnessed by about 50 thousand people at the Ajjarkad grounds. This time, the event will be filmed by Canadian TV Crew for International Telecast.