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Stage illusions are performed for large audiences, typically within a theatre or auditorium. This type of magic is distinguished by large-scale props, the use of assistants, and often exotic animals such as elephants and tigers. Recently, cameras and projectors have allowed for close-up magic to be stage shows without expensive props.
Parlor magic is done for larger audiences than close-up magic (which is for a few people or even one person) and for smaller audiences than stage magic. In parlor magic, the performer is usually standing and on the same level as the audience, which may be seated on chairs or even on the floor.
Close-up magic (or table magic) is performed with the audience close to the magician, sometimes even one-on-one. It usually makes use of everyday items as props, such as cards (see Card manipulation), coins (see Coin magic), and seemingly ‘impromptu’ effects. This may be called “table magic,” particularly when performed as dinner entertainment.
Mentalism creates the impression in the minds of the audience that the performer possesses special powers to read thoughts, predict events, control other minds, and similar feats. It can be presented on a stage, in a cabaret setting, before small close-up groups, or even for one spectator.
Online magic tricks were designed to function on a computer screen. The computer screen affords ways to incorporate magic, from the magician’s wand to the computer mouse. More recently, virtual performers have been experimenting with captivating digital animations and illusions that blur the lines between magic tricks and reality.
Theatrical séances simulate spiritualistic or mediumistic phenomena for theatrical effect.
Corporate magic or trade show magic uses magic as a communication and sales tool, as opposed to just straightforward entertainment. Corporate magicians may come from a business background and typically present at meetings, conferences and product launches. They run workshops and can sometimes be found at trade shows, where their patter and illusions enhance an entertaining presentation of the products offered by their corporate sponsors.
Street magic is a form of street performing or busking that employs a hybrid of stage magic, platform, and close-up magic, usually performed ‘in the round’ or surrounded by the audience.
Underground Magic incorporates elements of close-up, bizarre, and other categories with wit, clever patter, and reserved performance style.
Shock magic is a genre of magic that shocks the audience. Sometimes referred to as “geek magic,” it takes its roots from circus sideshows, in which ‘freakish’ performances were shown to audiences. Common shock magic or geek magic effects include eating razor blades, needle-through-arm, string through neck and pen-through-tongue.
Psychic entertainment is a form of entertainment that incorporates psychic phenomena and other related topics. It is a type of show that features psychic mediums, psychics, palmistry, tarot card readers, and other related topics.
Bizarre magic is a branch of stage magic that creates eerie effects through its use of narratives and esoteric imagery. The experience may be more akin to small, intimate theater or to a conventional magic show. Bizarre magic often uses horror, supernatural, and science fiction imagery in addition to the standard commercial magic approaches of comedy and wonder.
Who We Are
Vince is an award-winning, internationally recognized theatrical magician. He has performed in the US and Europe. Vince has also been on the PBS, the Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, and more!
From the the Pennsylvania Appalachians comes Bradley Barefoot. Weaver of tales, spinner of spells, and the horror of Puritans, Bradley will share with you his family stories, folk magic, and introduce you to some of the spirits that reside in the mountains.
Baltimore magician William Gross receives five-star rave reviews wherever he performs. Mr. Gross performs top-notch magic at corporate functions and posh private events. All shows include jaw-dropping magic, clean humor, and unforgettable interaction.
Maria Rozella has always been intrigued by the interplay of ritual, storytelling, and art in daily life which led to her initial study of tarot. She recently completed designing the Medusa and Myth tarot deck and guidebook and approaches tarot as an archetypal guide to human experience. She encourages collaborative reflection between reader and querent during readings.
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