A professional magician, creator and lecturer, João Miranda is best known for his creations in magic, two bestselling books, and the founder of the Oporto Magic School. With more than 20 inventions, like the Vision Box and Lynx Smoke Watch, his creations have been performed by the world’s top magicians in both television and live shows. Now he brings that creative ingenuity here At The Table. Join us as he teaches 10 amazing effects, everything from close-up card work to hilarious stage and parlor acts. It’s a lecture you won’t want to miss. Here’s what you’ll learn:
Twisting the Aces (With a Twist): This is João Miranda’s version of the Dai Vernon Classic. In this effect, the 4 aces turn face down, one at time, in a very magical way. At the end, the 4 aces transform into the spectator’s freely selected four-of-a-kind.
Silk to Egg: A silk-to-egg routine with a modern touch. The magician explains to the audience how a silk transforms into an egg, which turns to be real at the end. This effect is performed with the help of the iPhone assistant, Siri, which is the voiceover that guides the magician thru the whole effect.
CAAN: João’s version of this classic, legendary effect — a selected card ends up at the precise position of a freely chosen number between 1 and 52.
Vanishing Phone: A stage effect where the spectator’s phone magically disappears, and later is found inside a sealed Pringles can.
Perfect Coincidence: The spectator shuffles the deck of cards and reverses any card in the deck, under the table (so no one knows which card was chosen). Incredibly, the chosen card matches the magician’s prediction.
Knife Thru the Jacket: A totally impromptu version of an old classic. In this effect, a knife passes through the spectator’s jacket after being covered by a sheet of newspaper. The jacket is 100% intact at the end, and everything can be examined.
Vanishing Deck (Stand Up Version): In this effect, the whole deck transforms into the audience’s freely selected card, with a cloud of smoke in the mix. This is the opening effect that João Miranda uses at the beginning of his parlor shows. Flashy and very visual magic.
Bill in Lemon Plus: In this effect, 5 lemons are on the table in full view. The spectator’s signed bill vanishes, and later appears inside the freely chosen lemon without any cover or palming. A magician fooler.
Bill in Lemon (Close-up): The version that João performs at every table, and always gets huge reactions from the audience. A signed bill appears inside a lemon, which is inside a bag.
Mystery Clear Box: João Miranda’s original take on the plot of a signed card to impossible location. The box is 100% transparent and can be totally examined at the end.
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