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Magic for Kiehl’s

6 Jun

As part of our  ongoing commitment with Luminato’s Outreach and Education program, Magicana is delighted to bring magic back to Kiehl’s with two FREE performances.

Eric Mead @LuminatoThe first will be this Friday, June 10 where there will be a special, live performance by Eric Mead at the Kiehl’s store @ Queen Street @7PM. Eric is a world-class magician who has graciously agreed to share his talents at this event. Eric’s one-of-a-kind magic is a featured free events at Luminato’s new Festival Hub. For more about his show, visit magicana.com/ericmead.

Julie Eng brings Piff Paff Poof to Kiehl'sAnd, on June 11, Julie Eng will be presenting a segment our latest production, Piff Paff Poof, a magic show for kids and families, at Kiehl’s at Yonge & Eglinton @11AM. Plan to come early so your kids can get their owns set of Poof Nose and Whiskers drawn on their faces! Also, there will be a chance to get one’s very own Poof tattoo! Julie is also participating in Natural Magick during Luminato which is also part of the festival celebration of magic.

Space is limited so you must RSVP to attend the special events @Kiehl’s! You can do so by either calling the stores or visiting the event pages:

June 10 @7PM
ERIC MEAD @Kiehl’s at 407 Queen Street (Queen & Spadina)
T 416-977-3588
RSVP Online

June 11 @11AM
JULIE ENG @Kiehl’s 2518 Yonge Street (Yonge & Eglinton)
T: 416 483-1335
RSVP Online 

More magic

For more magic, be sure to get tickets for our other two Luminato magic shows: Natural Magick (June 10-16) and Vodavil (June 17, 18). Both shows are great for kids and families.

www.magicana.com/luminato

Front of the Line

11 Apr

From April 11 to 15, we invite you to purchase your tickets to 2011 Luminato events before they go on sale to the general public. Buy your tickets today, and receive early access to tickets for the extraordinary lineup of theatre, dance, music, literature, magic and other events.

Buy tickets for NATURAL MAGICK

Buy tickets for VODAVIL

Buy tickes for Luminato 2011 events

Use the code MAGICLUM when ordering your tickets.

Magicana is proud to present these shows in partnership with Luminato:

Natural Magick

Natural Magick

June 10-16

Inspired by the notion that the performance of magic may be seen as a modern-day equivalent of one of legendary storyteller Shahrazad’s most fantastical tales, magician and author David Ben has collaborated with Canadian broadcasting icon, Patrick Watson, to create a new exploration of magic as a theatrical art.   DETAILS

Vodavil

Vodavil

June 17, 18

Comedy, pantomime, and magic combine in one glorious night of pure entertainment, featuring: The Great Tomsoni and Company, Mike Caveney, Tina Lenert, Ardan James and Gaëtan Bloom.

DETAILS

Bar Magic

June 10-12

Eric Mead is a variety artist that defies categorization. Mead refers to himself a magician, and his performances are full of fantastic and magical happenings. FREE EVENT!

DETAILS

LUMINATO 2011

Pre-sale begins today, Monday, April 11 @ Noon EST. To purchase tickets, visit luminato.com/2011/ticketed or call 416-368-4TIX (4849).

Offer is valid from 12:00 PM on April 11, 2011 to 11:59 PM on April 15, 2011. All artists, dates, venues, prices subject to change and availability.

Magic at Luminato

Luminato 2011

29 Mar

Magicana and Luminato 2011: Masters of Magic

We’re back!

As Luminato, Toronto’s festival of creativity and the arts, has just announced, we will be part of festival’s Masters of Magic series June 10-18th.

Magicana will be presenting three distinct programs in June: Natural Magick, Vodavil and Eric Mead: Toast of the Town.  Magicana will also be presenting its community outreach program, My Magic Hands, at Holland-Bloorview Kid’s Rehabilitation Hospital, and at Queen Victoria Public School.

Stay tuned because our artistic director, David Ben, will be discussing the ins and outs of the various shows over the coming weeks.  At this stage, if you love magic, Toronto is the place to be between June 10-18th.

Tickets will go on sale in Mid-April. We will be giving an advance purchase option to subscribers, so make sure that you join the Magicana eList to receive word.

31 Faces North

12 Sep

Our sixth 31 Faces North conference – produced in association with Allan Slaight – was held August 14 to 17, 2008. Participants generate programming and this year, we saw unprecedented levels of sharing and collaboration in the art of magic. Honoured guests were Herb Zarrow and Ton Onosaka.

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David Ben gave a tribute lecture in honour of Herb and Herb’s tremendous contribution to magic. David also highlighted Herb’s vast body of work, sharing some wonderful touches, thoughts and subtleties of Herb’s trademark style. David also commented on his research for the forthcoming volume, ZarrowA Lifetime of Magic. For our second guest of honour, Max Maven interviewed Ton Onosaka, and drew out (bilingually) highlights of Ton’s fascinating life for participants to discover. Most interesting was Ton’s lifetime commitment of bridging magic communities between the Eastern and Western worlds.

2008 Marshall Award Winnner

Another time-honoured tradition at 31 is the presentation of the Marshall Award, (in honour of Jay Marshall). Attendees voted Jim Steinmeyer as the 31er who contributed the most towards the conference’s success. Past winners of the Marshall Award are: Tommy Wonder (2003), Michael Close (2004), Billy McComb (2005), William Goodwin (2006), and David Ben (2007).

Also, thanks to the gathering of 31, Magicana as able to produce two special lectures for the greater Toronto magic community by Roberto Giobbi and Eric Mead. (See our previous post on the seminars and the Tony Eng Youth Challenge.) As promised, Eric brought friends to his lecture and had an all-star magic team, including Jason England, Michael Weber and Jamy Ian Swiss share pet secrets with the enthusiastic audience.

Eric Mead and friendsAs a surprise for all our participants, Magicana released two new publications, How Gamblers Win and Spins & Needles: The Magic of Allan Slaight. Even as the co-host of this event, we were able to surprise Allan at our Farewell Dinner with the presentation of his collected work. Both volumes are now available from our website or from your favourite magic shop.

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