Once upon a time, before all-night Las Vegas and blue-sequined tuxedos, magic was elegant, sophisticated, intimate and mysterious. It was the "Golden Age" and magic shows were a favorite entertainment of royal courts as well as music hall audiences. Magicians like Harry Kellar, Alexander Herrmann, David Devant, and Karl Germain created more than just tricks - they created a theater of wonders.
So, in developing my magic, I have chosen a journey to the past - to a land of the archetypal wonderworkers of the golden age of magic. These magicians created a magic of the imagination, relying more on language, storytelling, drama and humor than large props and special effects to entertain their audiences.
All of the magic I perform is classic, reaching back to the very same techniques and methods perfected by the old masters of magic. Quickness of hand, subtle psychological misdirection, and an atmosphere of possibilities far beyond the confines of logic and reality are the brushes the masters used to paint their mysteries and they are the tools I have chosen for my life's study. Yet, though I rely on methods hundreds or even thousands of years old, my performances are not "museum pieces" or "historical re-creations," but modern, relevant, and extremely fun to watch interpretations of magic from the turn of the 20th century.
Finally, I believe it is important to understand that the past masters of illusion were not just demonstrating tricks, but creating a relationship with their audience. And this relationship is the foundation of my magic. My shows are participatory - audiences feel they are part of the magic. The great mysteries of the golden age have been the focus of my dreams for all my life and I want to more than just tell you about them - I want to invite you in and let you experience them for yourself.