He's so good, we need another look! See a trio of clips in the Lyons Den for this week's Take Two, featuring the exceptional close-up magic of Albert Goshman.
BY JAMY IAN SWISS | Welcome to Take Two. Every Friday I'll be posting a pair of magic performance videos, accompanied by commentary—in essence a projection of curation—with a goal to pen 52 posts. I encourage non-magicians to enjoy these clips along with the magic community, as I intend to avoid outright discussion of methods. All this is subject to some adjustment over time and experience, but these are the goals at the start.
Who is the greatest close-up magic entertainer you’ve seen? Tough one? Not for Lyons Den author, Jamy Ian Swiss. Meet his favorite in this week’s Take Two.
A masterful and inventive sleight-of-hand artist who redefined close-up magic for a generation of performers in New York City and around the world. Taking a closer look at Derek Dingle.
What makes a legend, well, a legend? Jamy Ian Swiss looks at one such celebrated and revered magician, the remarkable Michael Skinner.
The continuation of Jamy Ian Swiss’ exploration of modern magic busking—that is, street magic—and how those traditions have forged some of magic’s more memorable performers.
This week's Take Two looks at performers whose "stage" is the street—from 1502, to the 1970s, and right up to the present day.
Take Two treats you to a master class session on the Not So Ancient, Maybe Not So Chinese, Linking Rings. Learn the value of presenting classics of magic.
In this week's instalment, Jamy explores the magical innovations of a true creative genius, French magician, Gaëtan Bloom.
This week, Jamy Ian Swiss reflects on an extraordinary pair of performers, “who blasted the doors off of Las Vegas to make way for the revolution in magic’s popularity”—the dynamic team known as Siegfried & Roy.