Get an early preview of two soon-to-be-released titles from Ben Earl—Less is More (book) and Real Ace Cutting (DVD): “Both are filled with techniques that are sophisticated, utilitarian, and well described, while being executed by an accomplished expert.”
Jamy Ian Swiss
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.
Reading about magic in the New York Times and New Yorker Magazine.
Although card flourishes have been a part of card magic for a long time, the world of cardistry is relatively young. But is it magic or juggling? Or both?
Meet Jean Valton, an early star of “manipulative” magic and a talent who took the international magic competition scene by storm in the 1940s.
Detailed reviews by Jamy Ian Swiss of not one but two recent titles by Roberto Giobbi: Stand-Up Card Magic and Hidden Agenda.