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This is the Workshop we had to postpone from last December, and now Magic Inc is very excited, once again, to have Helder do an exclusive lecture and a two-day workshop here in Chicago. Make sure to book them soon, as we have very limited space for these. To purchase tickets to either of these events you can go here:

About the Workshop:
When: Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27th, 2012
Time: 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM (more or less)
Place: Jay Marshall Lecture Hall at Magic, Inc.
5082 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL
Cost: $150.00 Per Attendee (Space limited to between 8 and 12 people)

Tickets will not be necessary for the workshop, just make sure you register soon.

Pandora - Card Magic Workshop
by Helder Guimarães


· Learn theatrical ideas and concepts that can be used in a close-up performance environment

· Analyze routines presented by the attendees in effect, internal construction, technique, staging, rhythm, and communication and try to polish each aspect using techniques learned during the workshop

· Develop a critical analysis by each attendee about their work and about the other’s work.


Each one of the attendees should bring a card magic effect to present to the others attendees. The effect should be approximately 3 or 4 minutes long.


Session One:

· Introduction to the goals of the workshop and understanding the goals of each attendee.

· Presentation of each individual effect by the attendees

· Introduction of concepts like presence, posture, voice, rhythm, suspense moment, neutrality, spatial presence, movement, script and character construction

· Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the character in the effect presented and maximize both during the performance

· Search a more appropriate script for the effect presented, according to the theme and method of the effect.

· Analysis of the weak and strong points of the effects and try to use both in the best possible way.

· Analysis of the performance’s aesthetics and organize all the elements involved in the performance in the more direct and simple way.

Session Two:

· Complete any work on the attendee’s effects remaining from the first session

· Performance of the effects again, with the modifications that were discussed during the first Session;

· Reflection on the changes and the contribution to the final effect and the final performance.

· Discussion on concepts like aesthetics union, message, external elements to the magic environment, semiology of magic, improvisation, feeling of truth and scenic movement.

· Final discussion to answer any remaining questions

How to buy tickets:

- Online:
- By Phone: 773-334-2855
- In Person: Our store is open 7 days a week, so feel free to stop by anytime before the workshop to purchase tickets.
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