Kyle Purnell – 24th May 2021
05:01 – Intro – Megan Knowles-Bacon
05:56 – Council updates – Henri White
10:03 – Members Magic – Paul Gordon – Diminishing not likely
24:14 – Book it – Mark Setteducatti
31:59 – Members Magic – Steve Lobley
40:41 – Rabbit and Revelations – Kat Hudson
47:14 – The Circular – Chris Wardle
50:39 – The Vault – Channing Pollock
01:02:35 – Final bits
“Ben has cleared a path for all of us to follow.“ – David Williamson
“One of the best card magicians alive.“ – Steve Forte
“Ben’s magic looks real. His movement is so fluid, everything he does looks effortless!“ – David Blaine
For over 50 years, Bruce Kalver has been in the magic business entertaining in theaters, cruise ships and every living room in Rhode Island where there was a birthday party. His teacher and grandfather, was a builder and secret assistant for Houdini.
Bruce is well known amongst magicians as something of a tech guru who finds ways to use technology to aid his magic. His lectures are always a sell out at S.A.M. conventions and his Tech Tricks column is the first thing that many people go to in MUM magazine. You may know him for his Growing and Shrinking Head Spiral and his grandfather, Samuel Woolf’s Two Person Code.
Bruce created a special edition of his virtual lecture just for The Magic Circle. Filled with tech tricks, magic explanations, stories, and theory, there is something for everyone. His virtual lecture includes a free lecture note sheet that can be downloaded after the presentation.
RICARDO T. Rosenkranz, MD, AIMC with Silver Star presents: Physician Magician: House Call
As early as April 2020, Ricardo Rosenkranz began exploring the pivot to zoom magic within the context of a long form show. In the summer of 2020 he premiered, Physician Magician: House Call, an hour-long interactive zoom magic show. The show has been performed regularly since then for audiences of 25 screens.
House Call is an exploration of magic throughout the lens of Dr. Rosenkranz’s childhood experiences when doctors used to visit the home. It’s also a reflection of the challenges we are facing during this pandemic year.
Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune said, “Makes your spirit yearn to heal itself. Well worth seeing! A sophisticated affair”
Larry Hass, Dean of the McBride Magic and Mystery School said, “Ricardo uses his experience in both Medicine and Magic to offer us a highly topical show that is unafraid to face the moment we are all living, Ricardo goes…there. House Call brings all of us a measure of healing through magic and narrative.”
Teller of Penn & Teller Fame said the following about Dr. Rosenkranz’s stage show, “The Rosenkranz Mysteries:
“The Rosenkranz Mysteries is like spending a cozy evening with your jovial doctor – who just happens to command some of the rarest and most beautiful illusions in the world. The show is an elegant soiree, a fireside chat entwined with brain-busting mysteries, conjured by a physician/magician, who sees the world through the double lens of medicine and magic. While there are plenty of mindboggling “how the hecks?” there’s also an authenticity about Dr. Rosenkranz that makes his trickery ring like truth”
Ricardo Rosenkranz, AIMC with Silver Performing Star is an award winning Doctor and Assistant Professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He has developed the innovative Medicine and Magic Course Humanities course for first and second year medical students. The course is in its 13th year of existence.
A longtime student of Eugene Burger, Ricardo Rosenkranz is proud to be a full time faculty member of McBride’s Magic and Mystery School in Las Vegas. This year he has taught seminars on Zoom Magic, Medicine and Magic, Long Format Magic shows, and Science of Magic. Dr. Rosenkranz has been profiled in Genii, Vanish, and Magic, as well as the Chicago Tribune. WGN TV profiled Dr. Rosenkranz as one of “Chicago’s very own”, and ABC calls him a “Chicagoan you need to know”. Dr. Rosenkranz has had two highly successful extended runs at The Royal George Theater, in Chicago. He is a regular performer at The World Famous Magic Castle, in Los Angeles.
Ricardo cherishes his time with members of The Magic Circle and always looks forward to his brief but joyous time in London at The Magic Circle Headquarters. For this lecture, he will perform the full zoom show Physician Magician: House Call followed by a lecture and Q & A on selected magical technique, technology, and lessons learned in creating this six camera long format show.