ALAPPUZHA: Dai Andrews, a two-time Guinness World Record holder for sword swallowing, including one for swallowing a sword which was curved 120 degree, has arrived here at Punnamada.
He came here with his girlfriend Christina on a three-day private visit and left for Kottayam on Sunday. According to Dai, he has been travelling the world to seek hidden knowledge and to learn forgotten arts.
He has studied with martial artistes, magicians and fakirs to bring his audience a performance of strange feats and unusual abilities unlike any previously witnessed.
His show features a wide range of mind over body demonstrations, escape artistry and a host of other skills infused with comedy and accompanied by an original musical score. Dai began his professional career at the age of 17 at his hometown Baltimore, Maryland, the US.
Dai has performed all over the world from Baltimore to Barcelona, Johannesburg to Tokyo, giving demonstrations in over 30 countries in five continents.
He is a headline entertainer at casinos, festivals, colleges, and was a feature entertainer for Carnival Cruiselines for six years. He has appeared on television over 50 times, including Jimmy Kimmel’s live show, Discovery Channel and in an internationally broadcast story on CNN. He has also been the focus of numerous newspaper and magazine articles.
Dai has successfully produced many shows, including Modern Fakir, the theatrical scene An experience in spirit theatre, and a benefit for the Maryland Food Bank, to name a few.
Between his performances on the international stage, Dai Andrews studies and teaches the Xingyiquan style of Chinese Kung Fu.