Figuring out who you are is a journey we all go through. Is what you do for money what ends up defining a large part of who you are and where you invest your self-identity? This is often the case especially when one becomes a street performer and unlocks the secret to a ‘life hack’ that gives you so much freedom to travel the world, provides vast amounts positive feedback from audiences and enough money to live a very comfortable life. It’s a lifestyle that can become entirely intoxicating and incredibly addictive. But once the basics are met, how much more do you need? Do you allow the lifestyle to become all encompassing, or do you simply use performing and your performance character as the means to a different end? Strip away the performance persona and what is left underneath? David Aiken sat down with Andrew Elliot during the Dubai Marina Mall Street Performer’s Festival to discuss Andrew’s early days with magic, his time in India living with a community of Indian Street Magicians and his eventual transformation into a street performer who used his show as a vehicle to travel the world and provide the means for ongoing self discovery.