Beyond Magic With DMC

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7
Episode 3 - Walking Through Walls

Looking back on the history of his art DMC seeks to recreate some of the most baffling illusions of the last century. Taking inspiration from historical figures such as Houdini and Jean Eugene Robert Houdin – arguably the father of modern magic and illusion – DMC performs stunning new twists on classic illusions.

Along the way he demonstrates how illusion still has the power to stun and baffle contemporary audiences.

Beginning with a shocking piece of close-up magic on the streets of London’s hip East End, DMC ventures to Barcelona to witness one of his contemporaries perform a live stage show to a captivated audience. His appreciation of how classical magic can be brought to life for a modern audience allows him to formulate his own reinterpretations of time-honored routines, and to create unique pieces of his own.

Proving that what you see isn’t always what you get DMC takes his magic onto the medieval streets of Barcelona where he demonstrates his belief in the international currency of ‘delight in the inexplicable’ with a baffling piece of magic that combines his powers of prediction, perspective and illusion, after dark.

DMC returns to London - once again the streets of the East End become his stage where he performs a brilliant, classic card trick before taking it to an entirely new level with his own twist.

His journey ends dramatically in a warehouse in S W London where he performs an illusion based on Houdini’s Walking Through Walls, except DMC’s stage and ‘wall’ are stripped back to the most minimal and simple of devices. Meanwhile his live audience are permitted to view his performance space from all sides and perspectives. In a dramatic twist the illusion ends with his audience stunned, mystified and utterly lost for words.  



Episode 1 - Torn Apart The series opens with a special 'as live' episode

Episode 2 - Deadly 50:50 DMC investigates one of the most secretive areas of all magic; the art of Mentalism

Episode 3 - Walking Through Walls In this episode DMC sets out to explore the most classical form of magic, that of 'grand illusion' and stage magic

Episode 4 - Defying Gravity DMC explores the legends of magic that take their inspiration from the ancient mystics and fakirs of the Orients and the Far East

Episode 5 - Crossfire This episode explores on of magic's most powerful techniques; misdirection

Episode 6 - Burning Man DMC recreates some of magic's greatest illusions that draw upton the dark and viceral worlds of sorcery, witchcraft, and voodoo

Episode 7 - The Sting Drawing on his own personal journeys in close-up magic and card manipulation, DMC will explore the methods and techniques of deceptive practices

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