Sharing Wonder 2022
Today is filled, indeed, with wonder.
The Allan Slaight Sharing Wonder Award recognizes an outstanding performance of magic by an exceptional artist. It comes with a prize of $15,000, and an engraved iPad to commemorate the occasion—both of which are generously provided by the Slaight Family Foundation.
Penn & Teller, Darcy Oake, Derek DelGaudio, Michael Carbonaro, Steve Cohen, Derren Brown, Helder Guimarães; this group of magicians define the very word exceptional. Their creative, intriguing and thought-provoking performances have elevated magic to new heights, pushing past boundaries of what it means to share wonder.
We are thrilled to announce that DANI DAORTIZ now joins this list of exceptional artists.
He may be perceived by audiences as a carefree, happy-go-lucky character, but this intensely devoted and dedicated magician has forged a unique style that is improvised, yet carefully crafted. The resulting experience is like none other. Watching Dani is watching a master craftsman share wonder.
MORE TO COME
Tomorrow, Saturday, we will round out our 2022 awards by revealing this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. We hope that you will join us!
2022 ALLAN SLAIGHT AWARDS
Canadian Rising Star
International Rising Star