The Allan Slaight Awards recognize outstanding achievements and contributions to the art of magic. Congratulations, once again, to the 2021 Allan Slaight Award recipients.
To round off our awards week, we are delighted to recognize JOHN GAUGHAN as this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.
Grand illusionist duo Jonathan & Charlotte Pendragon perform the Steinmeyer/Gaughan Pole Levitation on stage on Chantatachán.
Chantatachán was a program produced for Telemadrid in 1992-93. We would like to thank Juan Tamariz and Luis Piedrahita for making this content available.
He builds illusions his own particular way, generally with full-scale constructions rather than computer simulations or miniature models. He emphasizes that real-world performance is vastly different than theory on paper or screen, and thus his old world skill set delivers the most modern of solutions for every conceivable variety of need and application. I literally cannot imagine the skills it requires to restore or recreate the automata that fuel Gaughan’s passion, but I am truly wondrous every time I see one of his performances with them.