Charlekas a.k.a. Karl Eelmaa was born a magician … Where and when is not precisely known …

He’s here to spread the message that despite the differing currents in technology and trends, human nature remains the same through the millennia, especially when it comes to diverting attention.

The hours of lab work in dark medieval cellars, hands on experience on the mean streets and countless pages of books old and new have made Charlekas one of the most unique and sought after magicians in Estonia. Charlekas feels equally at home in close up magic, almost one-on-one with the viewer, as well as on a big stage in front of a public of hundreds. He’s also not a stranger to the contemporary current of mental magic. Charlekas considers his greatest achievement to be an exclusive dove show that contains six snow white doves, manipulation and illusions involving fire.

As of the beginning of 2009, Charlekas can be seen every Monday morning on the Estonian National TV’s morning show “Terevisioon”, where along with Meelis Kubo Charlekas injects freshness and magic to Monday mornings. Charlekas also claimed the 2009 Estonia’s Best Stage Magician title.


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On November 22, 2009, the Society of Estonian Magicians celebrated the grand old man’s big day with an elaborate Gala show. The event took place on the Sky Stage of the Tallinn City Theatre. Participants included the local magicians’ elite, as well as performers from Latvia, Lithuania and Finland. A total of 10 illusionists performed [...]

In November 2009, Meelis Kubo and Charlekas took on the roles of illegal surgeons and brought the theatrical shock magic show “Dirty Session” to Cabaret Rhizome’s stage. The goal was to offer the public totally new and original magic that brings horror film-like entertainment to the stage through the use of shocking and blood curdling [...]

The series of magic shows at Cabaret Rhizome continued in October with a close up magic show. Close up magic is a type of magic where the illusions are performed in close proximity to the viewer, right in front of their eyes. No light effects or large, bulky boxes, just straight forward art a few [...]

On August 22nd, 2009, Võru transformed into the most magical place in Estonia, when the 225th anniversary events of the town of Võru culminated in a fantasy filled magic show “Magical Võru – in the footsteps of Kastrozza” at the cultural center Kannel. In “Magical Võru”, Kannel’s stage saw the top Estonian magicians, who put [...]

On May 3rd, 2009, the Society of Estonian Magicians organized a Gala Show at the Salme cultural center. This event was a celebration of the first year of the Society’s existence, as well as its first big public joint performance. The show hosted by Meelis Kubo was in two parts. In the first part, magicians [...]

The Society of Estonian Magicians and Muusikamaailm LTD brought an unprecedented collaborative show to the stage in fall 2008 that was astounding in its diversity. What made the show special was the fact that while magicians usually practice and act alone, “Padlock” brought five talented artists to the stage to represent several different aspects of [...]