CONGRATULATIONS TO DAVID BEN FOR BEING NAMED THE 2013 MILBOURNE CHRISTOPHER FOUNDATION’S MASTERS AWARD WINNER.
The only thing I knew was that somehow Benatar was going to combine Baroque music and magic in one show.
The setting proved an apt backdrop for Cohen’s act, which owes a considerable debt to Johann Hofzinser, the 19th-century Austrian known as the father of card magic.
David Ben and Steve Cohen talk about finding magic in our every day lives – from the kitchen to the stage!
The main topic of conversation revolved around the similarities between planning a meticulous and seamless meal that chefs study passionately, and the hours of deliberate and countless practice spent on delivering a flawless magical feat in front of an audience.
The art of the magician is to create wonder.
- Doug Henning
The pleasure of a magic show is in allowing yourself to be amazed
Johnny arrived in the morning and we started to work immediately on his suggestions and ideas.
We pay good money to people who can trick us. We long for the impossible, and what Miguel Puga does is impossible, but there it is.