Performance Magic

The Illusionist Mumdo - Self-Levitation

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There's something fittingly mystic about Mumdo when he does his levitation. Perhaps it's his clothing and the assistant ladies with the appropriately Sultan-era dress and wear.

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Cyril's Cigarette Routine

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Cyril Takayama (aka Sero, セロ), shows off his sleight of hand skills. The routine is equally fascinating as it is lengthy.

Script:

"Alright, well I'll have one. Thank you."

"Okay, so I'm going to do magic with just one cigarette. "

"In the middle. One, two."

"How about it?"

(Viewer): "Amazing. Appearing and disappearing!"

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Russian Roulette - Nail Gun Edition

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This is one of the BEST iterations of the Nail Game I have seen yet! The Nail Game is traditionally done with six paper bags that have one nail hidden within. The magician then proceeds to crush each bag with a fist, leaving one - the bag containing the nail. In this iteration, six NAIL GUNS are used - one of which is loaded.

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Cyril's Ambitious Card Trick

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Cyril shows his spin on the Ambitious Card. With a snap of a finger, he returns the audience member's signed card back to the top in three different ways. The third and last method is the best. Notice how he reveals the bottom and top card to help the audience ensure that the signed card hasn't been falsely shuffled, even allowing for some audience interaction.

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Cyril's "Where's Charlie?!" Disappearance Act

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One day, Cyril (セロ) was searching for his dog, Charlie. He almost had him by the tail when he was suddenly pulled into the abyss...of a couch.

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Blazing Fast Coin Teleportation Magic

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Mr. Maric, a long-time "Super Magician" in Japan, shows off superb coin magic skills. Though this is an example of performance magic, having an understanding of Sleight of Hand principles is a must if you are just starting out with magic. Learning sleight of hand will enable you with skills that you can use in other fields, such as card magic, poker, and even at the dinner table on a first date.

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How To End World Hunger

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Cyril performs the hamburger-out-of-wall magic trick on the streets of Japan. Also known as Sero, Cyril is an American world-famous magician based in Japan. His story is really quite amazing - during a stopover in the country, he never got back on the plane. He instead roamed the streets performing magic to everyone he met and tried to get into the magic circles of Tokyo.

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Lennart Green's "The Beam Deal"

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Don't let the dated video fool you: this is a stunning move in Lennart Green's repertoire of close-up magic. The Beam Deal was also featured during his TED performance. Watching Green perform is like watching a master of Drunken Kung Fu: clumsy, yet precise and logical in thought yet so mind-boggling in practice. Now that's magic.

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