Magic

 

Magic

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Haunted

“Nature is a haunted house—but Art—is a house that tries to be haunted.”

— EMILY DICKINSON

Think of something you love more than anything else you own. Maybe it's a journal, or perhaps it's an old family wedding ring. The things we love have weight to them. Your favorite shirt means everything to you compared to a shirt you've never seen or worn. But what happens when we're gone? When the things we love become separated from us? Do they stop being important? Or do our memories keep them alive forever?

Haunted is a close up magic show that tries to tackle these questions. It uses haunted objects to tell ghost stories new and old, spanned across the centuries. A lost, old key; three specific tarot cards; a spirit board, trying to reach out to tell you something. All of these things have something in common: Given enough attention, they will live forever. 

Haunted is best suited for an audience of 12-28 people. Given enough notice, multiple shows can be scheduled for an event. Haunted is not for children under the age of thirteen, and parents are strongly advised against bringing children who might scare easily. 

Are you afraid of the past? Don't be. It's been looking for you since the beginning.


Seance

“An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.”— CHARLES DICKENS

In 1848 knocks that came from nowhere changed the world. The Fox Sisters had lived with the rapping for weeks now. After a certain point, their family stopped believing that it was simply rats in the walls of their small cottage in New York. The youngest of the Fox family, Kate, asked the knocks to repeat the snaps from her fingers. It followed her instructions. From there, they developed a code to answer simple questions. One knock for Yes, one knock for No. 

The Victorian Spiritualist movement is fascinating, not because of the possibility of ghosts, but the fears of the dark and the unknown. In dark candle lit rooms the mind can play tricks on itself. Did that move? Did you hear something? Is someone, or something, hiding in the corner of your eye, ready to pounce at a moment's notice?

This is an evening of ghost stories, manifestations, and terror. Half of the night is taken from Daniel's Haunted show, using haunted objects from across time. The other half is what you would find in a traditional Victorian Seance: contacting those beyond the veil. 

This show is suited for six to twelve people, no exceptions. This show is not for children or the faint of heart. 

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Up Close

“Reality seems so simple. We just open our eyes and there it is. But that doesn’t mean it is simple.”

— TELLER

Daniel has been performing miracles with a deck of cards for his entire life. T0 him. there's nothing better than walking up to a group of people at a party or restaurant with fifty two of his best friends. 

Between the cards rests coins and rings controlled to do the impossible. Daniel isn't just performing miracles; he's doing them mere inches away from your eyes.

For more than a decade he has worked events across the glob. Daniel has performed in  Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, New York City, Tokyo, Manilla, and Cebu. Daniel has worked events like Wasteland Weekend, Wild Wild West Con, and is a part of the long running MYTH: Legends of Burlesque and Magic at Anime Expo in Los Angeles. He can be found weekly performing at the world famous The Magic Castle in the hills of Hollywood. 

Whether you're looking for entertainment at a party or restaurant, there is nothing else like witnessing the impossible from Daniel.