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"Two years ago, International Magic in London released my first lecture DVD, which was favorably reviewed by many in this forum. They have just issued a brand-new DVD of my latest lecture. It contains six new effects that have never appeared anywhere else (except in the Practically Impossible lecture notes that accompany this lecture). I have only performed this lecture a couple of times, so very few have seen these effects or had a chance to purchase the notes, which normally are only available at the lecture." - Darwin Ortiz
Darwin's last appearance in the United Kingdom was in 2007 and it was an outstanding performance. We were fortunate to have him with us on this occasion because he was on the final leg of his European lecture tour. Darwin graciously accepted our invitation to lecture for us once again and he -didn't disappoint.
Darwin's new lecture has been entitled, "Practically IMPOSSIBLE". This lecture achieved the intention in that title. A lecture by Darwin Ortiz operates on a multi-sensory level. Here you will experience the finest card magic in the world today. The impeccable execution of sleight of hand card magic along with superb presentation and a high standard of explanation and teaching. This DVD represents a wonderful record of Darwin's performance and features ground-breaking new routines which delight and most importantly, educate.
On this DVD you will learn:
Fast Company: A wonderful interpretation of "Triumph" with a surprising climax.
Sudden Impact: Pit Hanging's original effect "Finger Flicker" receives an impromptu make over with no loss in effect or audience impact.
Card Sense: This routine is a wonderful study in how to maximize audience impact when using The Memorized deck.
Calculated Risk: Here is a routine which is a proposition bet and could win you a lot of money; it is machiavellian and ingenious in its methodology. It appeals on many levels because your audience will feel the odds are in their favor.
The Uninvited Guest by Mark Ennis: This routine has been audience tested by Darwin and the effect is a miraculous vanish and reappearance of a playing card under test conditions. We would like to thank our friend Mark Ennis for graciously allowing Darwin to present his routine on his lecture tour.
Fast and Furious: Darwin's love affair with "Triumph" has been expanded in this fantastic presentation. This routine exploits a well-known principle and audience participation to extend the possibility of the classic plot. The climax to the routine is an impossibility which takes this effect into another dimension. If you have Darwin's books, this DVD will be a perfect companion to his great legacy of work.
The material represents an inspirational creator at work and our job is to emulate the work of this great teacher so that we as performers can experience the thrill that great magic can generate.
It is a great privilege to be associated with this wonderful artist, our hope is that Darwin's work inspires you to raise your standard and continue the chain of excellence.
Running Time: Approximately 1hr 51min