On Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 at 2 p.m., Midwest Magic is Proud to Present:
On Magic & Mentalism
An evening lecture of close-up, stage sleight-of-hand and mentalism for sophisticated audiences featuring an in-depth explanation on the art of locating hidden objects in a room, otherwise known as Hellstromism. Please be prepared to take notes, as no video or sound recording of any kind will be permitted.
Maritess began her magical career in Chicago, the Magic City. She continued her education in sleight-of-hand and magic history from her mentor Gary Darwin for 7 years in Las Vegas where she studied technique using his multi-million dollar magic library and memorabilia collection. Maritess also worked as a Las Vegas blackjack dealer at the Dunes Hotel and briefly as a professional baccarat player. Her magical life includes owning a fortune-telling business in Nevada, status as a master phone psychic for New York celebrities and starring in her own illusion show in Japan. She is most proud of competing in the General Magic category at the Fdration Internationale des Socits Magiques (FISM, also known as the Olympics of Magic) in Lisbon, 2000, against 150 magicians from around the world.
Maritess is regularly profiled in the media and asked for her opinion on magic and the occult. Media sources such as Newsday, Lifetime Television, The BBC News, Epoch Times, and The Village Voice have sought her commentary and recommend her show.
Urban Sophistication with an Edge... Newsday New York
(Her) magic act is about taking back power, exerting that power over her audience, and owning the sexual overtones... Bust Magazine
DISCOUNT MAGIC TICKETS FOR ALL ATTENDEES! Come see her show, Rites of Enchantment at City Lit October 6 and 7. All lecture attendees get $2 off the price of theater admission. Discount tickets only available to lecture attendees. More info on Maritess' show here:
http://magicchicagoshow.com/ShowInfo/Sc ... fault.aspx
Lecture tickets are $20 and seating in order of reservation, so call today
On Sunday, October 10th, 2010 at 7 p.m., Midwest Magic is proud to present:
An Evening With
Award-winning magician and world-renowned sleight of hand artist, Eric DeCamps to lecture in Chicago with the inaugural presentation of his celebrated lecture, Compositions of Conjuring A Lecture on Natural Magic, in the great city of Chicago, and Midwest Magic has got him!
Mr. DeCamps has been performing for more than 30 years and has been voted Magician of the Year by The Society of American Magicians. He is only the second person in the 108 year history of the organization to receive the prestigious Gold Medal of Excellence for Close Up Magic.
He has had four successful runs in New York City of his one-man shows, Eric DeCamps an Evening of Intimate Magic and Pure Magic A Performance of Contemporary Conjuring. Every one of his performances are filled with compelling stories and visual artistry. Audiences have described him as debonair, engaging, enchanting and mystifying.
Mr. DeCamps served his apprenticeship at New Yorks Magic Towne House. Later he performed regularly at the celebrated Greenwich Village nightclub, Mostly Magic, for more than 12 years. In recent years, he has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and South America at exclusive society events. Fortune 500 companies like Time Warner, General Motors, JP Morgan Chase, Google, American Express and many others have engaged Mr.DeCamps to entertain their most valued clients.
In his lecture, Mr. DeCamps focuses on the fine art of sleight of hand exploring timeless examples such as the cups and balls, cigars and purse, productions and vanishes of silver dollars, rope magic, the Okito Box and that classic conthe shell game. In his hands ordinary objects become extraordinary and in his lecture he will share those secrets with you!
The lecture will not only provoke your sense for wonder and mystery, it will give you a new appreciation for this wonderful art form.
Here is what the experts and press have to say about Eric DeCamps:
"Ive known Eric DeCamps for a very long time. Since day one Ive been greatly impressed with his sleight of hand skill and his dedication to the art. Years ago when Eric would see something that he wanted to learn he would use any means at his disposal to get the technique and then practice it relentlessly until it was flawless. Time and time again Eric would set his sights on some nearly impossible sleight and then quickly perfect it. Eric has now become a great performer and with his arsenal of other skills he has entered that rarefied world inhabited only by artists."--William Kalush, Conjuring Arts Executive Director & TV/Film Magic Consultant.
Eric DeCamps was a stand out lecturer our 2010 Texas Association of Magicians convention this past September. Eric lectured in a theater full of magicians who were enthralled with his charisma and charm. He engaged the entire audience from the stage as if he was talking with each of us individually. Erics routines, ideas, tips and real-life stories were thought out in meticulous detail. His coin routines and the two-cup routine are brilliantAttending his lecture is an opportunity to learn from a master, the Dean of the New York Citys S.A.M. Assembly #1. If you miss Eric DeCamps lecture, it will be your loss.--Scott Wells, A.I.M.C. with Silver Star/Past President of the T.A.O.M.
Eric DeCamps is a gentleman who can casually cause the impossible to happen and happen often. Visitors to the Big Apple are fortunate to have one of the finest practitioners of the art of magic in a public setting.--Tom Gaudette, M-U-M Magazine.
Tickets for the DeCamps Lecture are $25 and seating by order of reservation, so call today!
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