Luminato tickets can now be purchased by the general public, bringing you one step closer to Toronto’s electrifying festival.
Magicana is proud to present three enthralling, cutting-edge shows that will surely challenge the way you perceive the world.
1. THE ALPHA PROJECT
June 8, 9 @8PM, June 10 @2PM
Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay West
Tickets: $35, $45
Is it real or make believe?
Many believe they have experienced the paranormal, but are there invisible connections that exist between us? Can we transcend the distinctions between past, present and future? Banachek is a real mentalist – the only one declared by a team of scientists at Washington University as a genuine psychic.
But is he?
Banachek’s Alpha Project is his story, and the story of his exploration of telepathy, spirit channeling, ESP, prediction, metal bending, psychokinesis and past life regression.
In The Alpha Project, Banachek reveals the beauty and danger of make believe.
RUNNING TIME: 105 minutes, including intermission.
2. RICHARD TURNER: THE CHEAT
June 11 @ 5:30 PM, June 12–14 @ 7:15 PM
The RBC Lobby at TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West
Can you beat The Cheat?
Richard Turner is known as “The Cheat”, a card cheat.
What makes Richard extraordinary, however, is that he is a blind card cheat. He uses his mind to enable his hands to perform pure magic. Richard has developed his sense of touch to the point where he can perform miracles with cards.
For Luminato, Richard will present his tour-de-force demonstration in card table artifice.
Running Time: 45 minutes , no intermission.
3. FROM THE DARK
June 15–16 @ 8:00 PM, June 17 @ 2:00 PM
Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House Circle
Just close your eyes.
Interested in magic since the age of 6 and a professional magician since the age of 20, Juan Esteban Varela, hailing from Santiago, Chile asked the question: is it possible for non-sighted people to experience the same sense of astonishment that sighted audiences have felt for centuries while in the presence of a magician?
The result: From the Dark — the only magic show in the world that takes place in absolute darkness. Conceived for people unable to see, as well as for adults who can see (but who are blindfolded for the performance), From the Dark invites the public to witness the possibility of being astonished and experience live magic without using their sight.
Running time: 105 minutes with an intermission.