Tag Archives: TIFF

Card-mechanic, Richard Turner is The Cheat!

13 Jun

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Richard Turner continues to WOW them at the TIFF in his show, The Cheat! Here are a few photos by David Linsell from Richard’s June 12 show. You still have time to catch this extraordinary card-mechanic (who also happens to be blind!) tonight and tomorrow at 7:15 PM.

There only a few days left to see The Cheat!

Richard Turner will be presenting his show, The Cheat, June 12–14 @ 7:15 PM The RBC Lobby at TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West as part of the Mind Over Matter magic series for the Luminato festival. This is a FREE 45-minute show for all to enjoy!

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Magicians of York

25 May

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Magicana returns for the annual York School Challenge

The objective of Challenge Week  is to instill experience and to enrich and develop learning within students. Thus, Julie Eng and James Alan brought the challenge in the art of performing magic to eleven Grade 6 students. We started by teaching some of the classic of magic right off the top, with assistance from visiting UK magician, Will Houstoun. We customized “special tricks” and routines for each group to give a more intimate and personal experience. The students then spent two days injecting their own brand of creativity into their filmmaking as they learned the process of scripting, directing, acting and editing. However, the final challenge was on the last day–a live performance.

Armed with the knowledge of the different pressures that comes with a live performance versus a filmed one, our newly-minted magicians delivered a delightful performance at a senior’s residence, The Briton House. Students integrated humour to keep the atmosphere energetic, and called volunteers to the stage to further engage their audience. Their show ended with an enthusiastic round of applause and grateful shouts of “thank you” from the audience. We would like to thank recreation director, Susan Blye, and The Briton House for providing Magicana with this intergenerational opportunity, because, without an audience, there is no challenge!

Thank you Mr. Noestheden, Ms. Zhao and of course, our students of TYS, for all your hard work! You all showed great talent and potential throughout Challenge Week and we hope you continue with your magic endeavours!

March Break Magic Camp for Kids

15 Feb

Are you 9 to 12 years old? Do you love magic? Ever wanted to know how to make movies? Then what are you doing this March Break?

Make Movie Magic with Magicana and TIFF!

We are partnering with Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to deliver a combined Magic and Film March Break Camp March 14-18, 2011. It’s designed for young people 9 to 12 years old and runs every day from 9 AM to 3PM. Details and registration can be found on the TIFF website or by calling the TIFF Box Office: 416 – 599 – TIFF (8433).

We will combine the fun of  learning and performing magic tricks with the magical process of making a movie. During the week, kids will be taught and coached to perform and present magic tricks while simultaneously learning how to storyboard and  film their magic tricks. (You will even learn post production magic!) The goal is to present their final movie clip for friends and family.

Do not miss out out on this limited-space event! Call TIFF (416-599-TIFF) to register your magic movie maker now.

Lights… Camera… Abracadabra

8 Oct

To our Canadian subscribers: Happy Thanksgiving. We are thankful for your continued support and look forward to sharing some exciting new projects with you in the near future.

This weekend, we’re off to the movies… well, not quite.

We are pleased to present a series of magic My Magic Hands workshops in partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) at the brand new Bell Lightbox in Toronto.

On Oct 9, 10 and 11, Magicana will be conducting two-hour workshops designed to share with young magicians how making magic relates to making movies.


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