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Did you know the earliest reported magic trick is over 5,000 years old?
That’s right; magic is an ancient art. However, the art of magic continues to change, evolve and gain exciting new facets. How is this possible?
It’s all thanks to talented, first-class magicians like the ones featured in this article who passionately explore new, uncharted territory and provide a unique contribution to the world of magic.
1. Eric Chien
Close-up magic requires a high level of finesse and skill to get right. That’s because close-up magic tricks are performed within just a few feet of the audience using small props (like coins, cards or ribbons).
Therefore, every small hesitation or error is visible. So the act needs to be perfect, despite the tremendous pressure.
Eric Chen’s performances are precisely that – flawless – which is why he’s being recognized as one of the first-class magicians in the industry right now.
His work has been honored by The International Federation of Magic Societies with the World’s Champion Grand Prix award for close-up magic in 2018.
You can watch his winning act in the video below and see him change not only the colors on his cards, but also his vest.
2. Dom Chambers
Australian magician Dom Chambers combines a warm, performing style with extraordinary mastery of magic trick to provoke great levels of wonder and amazement in the audience.
His magic chops are impeccable and his stage persona is hilarious and approachable – making him one of the first-class magicians in the world to watch right now.
The young magician has a modern take on magic, incorporating technology into his acts to astonish and entertain his audiences. How does this translate on stage?
Watch Dom Chamber’s interactive performance in the quarterfinals of America’s Got Talent and see for yourself.
3. Shin Lim
Shin Lim has been dubbed as “The #1 Sleight of Hand Artist in the World” by the Huffington Post and it’s no surprise why. His incredible smoke-and-card tricks, artistic live performances and mysterious stage persona have turned Shin Lim into a household name.
Combining dexterity, precision and grace, Shin Lim managed to impress the judges of some of the most-famous shows featuring magicians, including “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” and America’s Got Talent.
In fact, his perfectly-polished performances took him all the way into the finals of America’s Got Talent, season 13. What’s more, Shin emerged as the season’s winner after a final performance which left everyone in disbelief.
Watch it in the video below:
4. Eric Jones
An award-winning performer, Eric Jones is taking the magic world by storm with his unbelievable sleight-of-hand and dexterity.
Eric’s close-up magic performances are not only technically bewildering but also incorporates great storytelling.
This helps create a complex, perfectly glued together act which engages and captivates the audience.
Watch Eric baffle the judges at America’s Got Talent with his mind-blowing coin tricks and illusions which left everyone wondering “How is this possible?”.
Book First-Class Magicians for Memorable Corporate Events
Magic is an excellent way to add more excitement to an event and make it stick out in the minds of your guests.
So if you’re looking for a captivating act which will delight and surprise your audience, we recommend checking out some of the fantastic magicians featured in our portfolio.
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